Lake Vyrnwy

Lake Vyrnwy is a reservoir in Powys, Wales. Its stone-built dam, built in the 1880s, was the first of its kind in the world. It was built for the purpose of supplying Liverpool and the districts later designated as Merseyside with fresh water. (Wikipedia)

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For: Nurt Thurs – Serenity Prayer, Night scenes of a sleepless city – Echoes of my neighbourhood 25, WW #66 rocky arch… , Weekly Smile 26 #weeklysmile, Three Things Thursday: June 30, 2016

14 thoughts on “Lake Vyrnwy

  1. Oh my goodness, lady lee ~ there are shivers running down my spine as I read this and listen to the Welsh folk song. I was brought up in Powys, not far from this lake and spent many Sunday afternoons with my parents walking our dogs and watching the water overflowing over the top of the dam. (It rains a lot in mid~Wales!) Thank you so much for posting this and reminding me of a more innocent time, which has gone a long way towards making me the person I am today! 🙂

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  2. Reblogged this on Wightrabbit's Blog and commented:
    Shivers ran down my spine when I read this week’s ‘Nurturing Thursday’ post by ladyleemanila, and listened to the haunting folk song in Welsh. I was brought up near Lake Vernwy, so it brought back happy memories of my childhood , when we would regularly drive around the area on a Sunday afternoon. The water rushing down the side of the dam, when it was overflowing, was exciting and dramatic and the fairytale tower brought to mind the legends of King Arthur and The Lady of Shallot! Revisiting these memories and hearing the ballad in my father’s language has made me so happy that I just have to reblog the post!

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  3. I really enjoyed your photos and the song. My husband’s Newton family harks from Wales (somewhere near Cardiff I think). However, he is our only Welsh connection. John Newton was transported to Norfolk Island and Tasmania as a convict. He was thief and got caught wearing his haul.
    Hopefully, we’ll get over to Wales sometime.
    I posted a photo of a stunning sunset we had last week as well as a photo of a vintage featherbed I bought on the weekend, which reminded me of my grandmother.
    Hope you have a great week!
    xx Rowena

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