Simon Webster

Simon Webster

Posted on 10/03/2013


Photo taken on September 29, 2013



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Tewdrig ap Teithfallt

Tewdrig ap Teithfallt
A wooden statue of Tewdrig ap Teithfallt at Tintern Railway Station. Tewdrig was king of Gwent and Glywysing (modern Glamorgan) in the sixth century. He abdicated in favour of his son Meurig and became a hermit in Tintern. His grandson was Athrwys ap Meurig who some claim to be the historical King Arthur. The statue (and the five other Arthurian charaters nearby) are the work of Neil Gow and John Hobbs. The station closed in 1964 following the decommissioning of the Wye Valley line and in recent years has been renovated as a cafe and exhibition on site

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