04 May 2011

P1: GOODRICH CASTLE & AREA: THE BATTLE FOR CYMRU/WALES BEGINS - THE LONG STRUGGLE ON THE SOUTH EASTERN MARCHES - ERGYNG/ARCHENFIELD and GWENT - History to 1081.

  1. I had intended for my May BH 'Escape' to go to the Clun Festival but having attended Fortress Wales event at Margam, on a very down cast and windy day decision was made to tour parts of Ergyng/Archenfield instead. This land were once the Eastern Lands of the Celtic Tribe - Silurians, their Eastern Boundary being in area of Goodrich Castle. You will also note in this area Welsh Bicknor with it's excellent YHA centre, think I will establish my annual 'Camp Gethin' here. Sure as hell will beat as location 'Camp Adam' in Corris, plus there is an interesting local Pub, see info below. On the whole the area is terrific for an 'Escape From Depressing Surrendering Welsh Nat Reality', but note doing an 'Escape' my way is far from relaxing. Hours in a car often getting lost in lanes with a SatNav driving one nuts with a constant stream of confusing instructions that do not all the time match road signs, am I the only one who argues back with Modern Technology or is that an 'Age Thing' or what? Anyway, cannot say my old bones can cope with going up and down twisting stairs in Castles, did three in one day before we even got to Goodrich. So later in day betime I got to Symonds Yat just could not make the walk to Yat Rock, sure was K******! I am still aching today with 'Castle Fatique', the 'Old Soldier' is just slowly fading away it seems but, before I do completely note for more postings on this tour of duty into the BLAENAU DIROEDD see my other blogs: 

    URDD BRENHINOL CYMRU and MUDIAD COFIWN also note new Blog coming on line kind of associated to this and other of my histories is ANACHRONISM AM BYTH! Much in association with my Blog; ASSYRIAN ROD!


    Jump to The term "Silurian"‎: Reference is occasionally made to this period of Celtic history by the use of terms such as "Silurian". ...
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    Goodrich stands majestically on a wooded hill commanding the passage of the River Wye into the picturesque valley of Symonds Yat.
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  2. Goodrich Castle. Welcome to the Goodrich Castleunofficial website which will hopefully provide it's visitors with some useful information before they ...
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  3. Photographs and historical information about the castle.
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The Hostelrie at Goodrich, an Inn in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire ...


30 Aug 2007 ... The Hostelrie at Goodrich, selected Inns in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire. ... The Hostelrie atGoodrich, a family run country inn with rooms, ...
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Note 'Welsh Bicknor' Close by, think we should recolonise as first step in a long haul strategy of taking back the Long Lost Lands. are you up for joining the Lost Lands Liberation League, noting there is also a Military Wing 'BYDDIN BLAENAU DIROEDD' for the Playstation Patriots. No it's not on Face Book, try my Blog : PWCA POWER


Welsh Bicknor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



Welsh Bicknor (Welsh: Llangystennin Garth Brenni) is an area of Herefordshire, England. Despite its name, it is not currently in Wales, but was historically ...
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    Archenfield Archaeology are not a local group but have contributed significantly to the knowledge of the area. They carried out a local survey which is rich ...
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    Discover Herefordshire and the Southern Marches | Countryfile.com ...

    14 Apr 2011 ... Echoes of the ancient kingdoms ofArchenfield, Gwent and Mercia ... Here in 1402 Owain Glyndwr's (right) Welsh army utterly defeated the ...
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    Wales - Anthony Hoskins Project

    This area was previously known as Ergyng/Archenfieldand was under the control of ..... Following Owain Glynd┼Ár's rebellion in the early fifteenth century, ...
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