Cold War Warrior

Cold War Warrior

Posted on 07/11/2015


Photo taken on July 10, 2015



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Gwaun–y–Fferiad, Mynydd Maen, Upper Cwmbran, Cwmbran 10 July 2015

Gwaun–y–Fferiad, Mynydd Maen, Upper Cwmbran, Cwmbran 10 July 2015
An area of the old plantation cleared of its trees. Some stumps have been left protruding by the Blaen Bran Community Woodland, and carved, chiefly into mushroom shapes.

Gwaun-y-Fferiad, "Priest's Moor" is, according to legend, the site of the hanging of a priest who lived there, and who fell out with Queen Elizabeth I. When I was a child, it was known as "The Plantation", a Forestry Commission run pine wood; I was told that it was one of many which had been planted in WW1 in a bid to reduce the need for Norwegian timber being imported at great risk from German U-Boats.
Since 1994 it has been run by the Blaen Bran Community Woodland Trust as a community woodland with many of the pine trees being replaced with native deciduous species.

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Fortescue38
Fortescue38
Interesting the way the foxgloves and the stumps are all leaning the same way.
2 years ago.
Cold War Warrior
Cold War Warrior
We hadn't noticed that, it is; you would expect them to grow upright, especially flowers now the trees have been cleared there.
2 years ago.