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brumbob

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« Reply #60 on: March 31, 2011, 06:03:05 PM »
Cadw: People over 60 and under 16 will no longer be allowed to visit many of Wales' historic sites for free.
The scheme, which began in 2008 and will end on 1 June, costs the Welsh Assembly Government around 130,000 a year.

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« Reply #61 on: March 31, 2011, 06:37:35 PM »
Well that's bloody great news.  I've only had mine for a month or so and haven't even used it yet!
b****r them I'll keep on with my National Trust which I pay for.   Quite true Yorkie expression, "thee don't get 'owt fer nowt!"    :rage:   :rage:

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« Reply #62 on: March 31, 2011, 07:08:23 PM »
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Cadw: People over 60 and under 16 will no longer be allowed to visit many of Wales' historic sites for free.
The scheme, which began in 2008 and will end on 1 June, costs the Welsh Assembly Government around 130,000 a year.

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Thanks for the info Brumbob.  I was just going to have quite a few application forms run off for the old folks at our coffee morning so you've saved me some time and expense.
Not a good month really with Cameron knocking off some of the Winter fuel allowance too.      :rage:

Trojan

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« Reply #63 on: April 01, 2011, 12:48:08 AM »
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Well that's bloody great news.  I've only had mine for a month or so and haven't even used it yet!

Well, you've got three months left. I'd go visiting a CADW site every weekend if I were you.  ^*^0

Yorkie

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« Reply #64 on: April 01, 2011, 08:05:34 AM »
They are actually honoring existing Card Holders until the expiry date of their Card.  As mine is 28/02/2014  I've got plenty of time - who wants to look at ruins of Welsh  $walesflag$ Castles anyway?      $uk

Hugo

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« Reply #65 on: April 01, 2011, 10:03:00 AM »
I do Yorkie!      $wales

Nemesis

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« Reply #66 on: April 01, 2011, 11:08:26 AM »
And me $wales
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Yorkie

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« Reply #67 on: April 01, 2011, 11:44:36 AM »
I do really, I just like to be controvertial, and get an extra post in!!    L0L

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« Reply #68 on: April 01, 2011, 08:24:45 PM »
So...you were being 'Tongue in cheeky' then?

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Yorkie

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« Reply #69 on: April 01, 2011, 08:34:52 PM »
I actually find it rather difficult and most uncomfortable to put my tongue in my cheek.   I think a double jointed tongue is required!    _))*

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« Reply #70 on: April 01, 2011, 09:15:58 PM »
 $wales Who ruined our castles in the first place. :P

Trojan

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« Reply #71 on: April 03, 2011, 01:55:33 AM »
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$wales Who ruined our castles in the first place. :P

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« Reply #72 on: April 03, 2011, 06:45:14 PM »
He didn't ruin them he liberated them  ;D

Now we charge tourists to enter them.
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« Reply #73 on: April 03, 2011, 07:07:07 PM »
Most castles throughout Britain fell into disrepair within 40 or 50 years of being built.
If they weren't ''lived in'' by a noble family, then they were not maintained at all...because the conflict they were built for was long since over.

The lead was stripped from the roofs, which meant that the roofs fell in, and then the floors beneath them too.
All the gleaming white render fell off the external walls, and exposed the haphazard stonework we see today.
Imagine what they would have looked like when new?

The Civil War in the 17th Century meant that many castles were garrisoned again.  But, at the end of that war Cromwell ordered them to be part demolished so they could not be used defensively again.  I believe that the tower near the Railway line at Conwy Castle was brought down for that reason... and then re-built by the railway company.
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Pendragon

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« Reply #74 on: April 04, 2011, 08:53:49 AM »
Yes that's right Fester.  You can see in the picture the gaping hole in the turret.  The Railway were ordered to under pin the turret due to safty issues with the Railway.

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