Nevern Walk, Monday 17th July

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    Nevern Walk, Monday 17th July
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    A lovely day greeted the Pembrokeshire U3A walkers when they arrived at LLwyngwair Manor Nevern to park and choose from the lunch menu. 
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    We then set off on a circular walk of approximately 3 miles alongside the river, through peaceful fields and woodland and passing through the delightful village of Nevern.
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    St Brynach Church, Nevern
    According to one tradition, the weeping red sap from the old Yew trees in the churchyard will dry up, when Wales regains its independence.
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    We saw the thirteen foot high Celtic Cross of St Brynach,  probably erected in the tenth century, with twenty-one carved panels, each enclosing a different type of love-knot pattern of endless interlacing ribbon – the symbol of eternity.
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    A verse on a tombstone in the churchyard remembers the infant children of the Rev.D.Griffiths, who was vicar of Nevern from 1783 to 1834. 
    Anna, Letitia and George were remembered thus:

    “They tasted of life’s bitter pill,
    Refused to drink the potion up,
    But turned their little heads aside,
    Disgusted with the taste and died!”

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    After a delicious meal at Llwyngwair Manor, Carol Matthews expressed our appreciation to Sheila and Hazel for organising the walk.

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