The Welsh government has partially lifted lockdown measures. They were a little behind England but it does mean that we can once again cross the Severn Bridge and enjoy visiting the Welsh mountains and small towns. I noticed a local coach firm was advertising a Welsh mystery day tour and quickly booked two tickets. When the coach firm arranged their new program they had no idea what visitors would be allowed to do so decided to start with a few mystery tours.
We were very pleased when we found the trip would take us to the market town of Abergavenny and then along the heads of the valleys road and on through the Brecon Beacons, a range of low mountains and finish in the small mid-Wales town of Brecon. I even managed to find a few doors for Thursday doors.
The timber is too straight to be 16th century but I was impressed by the front door to this house in Abergavenny.
The Abergavenny millennium mural painted by artist Frances Baines has four windows into the past showing how the town would have looked in 1100, 1665, 1856 and 1936. In the back is the Skirrid mountain and at the top is the Abergavenny coat of arms.
After the dissolution of the monasteries, King Henry VIII allowed the town’s tithes to be used to establish a boy’s grammar school.
I loved the matching blue doors on these cottages.
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