Saturday, 22nd March, 2014.

A Dangerous Place Saved!

     There used to be a question which was often asked:  “What is the most dangerous place in any town?”   The answer was:  “The free public-library.”

You will not need me to tell you that its danger came from the fact that ideas were stored there and everyone had access to them.   And some of those ideas did not and do not fit in with what we are taught to believe in our schools and by the media.

So it’s great to hear that, in the little town of Newquay on Cardigan Bay, volunteers have stepped in to take over the town’s library after it was threatened with closure.   Its place would have been taken by a mobile library service, a system which works well in many of our Welsh rural areas.

But there’s nothing like sitting down, surrounded by books on all subjects, and having a good old browse.

“Love Does Not End At The Grave”

     A bunch of tulips and a love-letter were left at a bus-shelter in Neath.   Nobody seems to know who left them there, but the note with them says everything:-

Joan and I met right here in this shelter 2-3 weeks before Xmas 1950.   We married two years after.

Joan, my beloved, passed away on 9-3-2013 and broke my heart for ever!

Rest in peace my darling.   I’ll see you soon, I’ll be 87 soon so I will not be long . . . God Bless.”

And I’ll leave it at that this week and let you ponder.

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About Archie Lowe

Though not born in Wales, I have lived and worked here for many years now. I love the place and love that mercurial thing "Welshness". I have been accused of being "a Taffophile" - which is pretty near the truth. The question I ask whenever some idea comes up for the whole of the UK is: "What's in it for Wales". I believe in an independent Wales and am so pleased that our Assembly is a big step on that road.
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