Tuesday, 18 October 2016
In 1808, Parliament passed the Dean Forest (Timber) Act in response to a severe shortage of naval timber. The act included the provision to enclose 11,000 acres (4,452 ha) and responsibility for its execution fell to a young, newly appointed, deputy surveyor named Edward Machen. He established his office at Whitemead Park, in Parkend, and in 1814 he enclosed and replanted Nagshead, the main woodland of Parkend.
By 1816 all 11,000 acres (45 km2) had been enclosed. Ordinary foresters were already poverty stricken, but now their plight had grown worse; They were denied access to the enclosed areas and so were unable to hunt in them or remove timber. In particular, they lost their ancient grazing and mining rights.
Unrest was growing, but at first there was no organised resistance as the foresters had been told that the fences would be removed after 20 years; once the oaks were mature enough to withstand grazing.
In 1828 and 1829, the Foresters petitioned to have the fences removed, but were turned down. In 1830 the 'Committee of Free Miners' chose Warren James to petition the Chief Commissioner and others in London.
A petition from James, opposing the commission's parliamentary bill, was presented to the House of Commons on 11 June 1830, but foundered.After further efforts to have the fences removed failed, James finally called the Free Miners to action. A notice, dated 3 June 1831, was distributed and instructed Free Miners to meet on the following Wednesday "for the purpose of opening the Forest".
James and Machen knew each other well, as both were regular churchgoers at Parkend. On Sunday 4 June they held a public meeting outside the church gates in Parkend. It was a final attempt to resolve the matter peaceably, but they could agree on nothing. The date given on the notice is "Meet on Wednesday next the 7th instant for the purpose of Opening the Forest...." Wednesday was in fact the 8th, but the wording may only be confusing in the context of modern-day interpretation. In any case, it was on the 8th that they met.
Machen confronted James at Park Hill enclosure, between Parkend and Bream, but James, who was leading a group of over 100 foresters, proceeded to demolish the fences there. Machen, and about 50 unarmed Crown Officers, were powerless to intervene. He returned to Parkend and sent for troops.
Maybe an outing to Forest of Dean would be interesting June 2017?
Posted by WELSH REMEMBRANCERS at 06:10
Tuesday, 20 September 2016
TAKE BACK THE LAND BUT BEFORE WE CAN DO THAT WE GOT TO TAKE CARE OF THOSE WHO ARE THE LAND GRABBERS AS THE ENGLISH ARISTOCRAT THE DUKE OF SOMERSET OF THE INFAMOUS 'BEAUFORT BUNCH' ROBBER BARONS SINCE THE 15th CENTURY WHEN THEY WERE GIVEN GLYNDWR'S ESTATES BY HENRY V
'HANGING THE DUKE OF SOMERSET'
18 MEDI 2016
BELOW IS A SYMBOLIC HANGING AS IN 18th CENTURY STYLE OF SUCH POPULR RADICAL PROTESTS TO MAKE A STRONG POINT OF PEOPLES DISCONTENT WITH THE RULING CLASS AND THOSE WHO OPPRESSED AND EXPLOITED THEM. THE BELOW IS OUR PARTISAN CYMRU RED DAWN 'AGIT - PROP' RED THEATRE ON MYNYDD Y GWAIR.
WHO NEXT? OTHERWISE A USEFUL 'PENNY FOR THE GUY' AS MEANS TO RAISE FUNDS - ANYONE WANT A GUY - SHOULD GO DOWN WELL IN CARDIFF? THE ABOVE TOOK PLACE AT A CROSS ROADS >
VAMPIRES WERE HUNG AND STAKED AT CROSS ROADS, EMPHASIS BEING ON 'CROSS'. THIS TOO SUITABLY SYMBOLIC FOR IS NOT SUCH AS THE 'DUKE OF SOMERSET' AN ARISTOCRATIC 'VAMPIRE' BLOOD SUCKER - SUCKING THE LIFE BLOOD OF OUR LAND OVER THE CENTURIES PASSED BUT NOT FOR LONG WE HOPE NOT THAT I SERIOUSLY SUGGEST WE HANG OR STAKE THEM BUT RATHER RADICALLY PROTEST THEM OUT OF OUR COUNTRY!
HAVING BEEN HUNG AND STAKED ALSO BUERIED AT CROSS ROADS BUT UP SIDE DOWN AS VAMPIRES ARE HARD TO KILL AND IF STILL 'UNDEAD' INSTEAD OF ARISING INTO OUR WORLD AGAIN WOULD JUST CLAW THEIR WAY DOWNWARD TO CENTRE OF EARTH OR MAYBE ON TO AUSTRAILIA?
'THE BEAUFORT HANGING' MOVIE ON THE WAY TO SHOW ON YOUTUBE SOON
Posted by WELSH REMEMBRANCERS at 02:18
Sunday, 24 April 2016
Thursday, 10 March 2016
ALAN's NEW WELSH SOCIALIST FLAG PRETTY PATHETIC FRINGE STUFF SAD TO SAY BUT SAVING THE DAY SEE MY NEW 1831 BANNER.!
MY NEW WELSH SOCIALIST BANNER COMMEMORATING 1831
FIRST USE WILL BE AT HIRWAUN AND MERTHYR 2016
Too bad but the Great Unrest/Yr Aflonyddwch Mawr will have to be edited out due to Alan's treacherous stupidity, twice as far as I know?
PARTISAN CYMRU WILL CONTINUE WHERE THE GREAT UNREST
MEANWHILE PARTISANS BEWARE!
Posted by WELSH REMEMBRANCERS at 02:49
Friday, 19 February 2016
PARTISAN LAND and LIBERTY STRUGGLE CONTINUES DESPITE POOR PATRIOTIC TURN OUT TO PROTEST AT LATEST SWANSEA INQUIRY LAST WEEK?
I COULD NOT MAKE THE ENQIRY MYSELF, BUT PUT IN A 'SICKIE' BUT WILL BE OUT ON MAWR IN THHE SPRING TO HANG BEAUFORT AND POSTER UP FAR AND WIDE ON THE COMMONS - IF NEEDS BE?
LAND and LIBERTY MAY DAY BH
(not May 23 as on poster)
PARTISAN RALLY ON MYNYDD BACH.
Posted by WELSH REMEMBRANCERS at 08:34
Monday, 8 February 2016
16 - FEBRUARY 2016 D - DAY FOR MYNYDD Y GWAIR - PARTISANS CYMRU MAKE READY TO CAMPAIGN FOR LAND AND LIBERTY!
PASS ON THIS INFO AND MAKE PLACARDS AND POSTERS FOR A PICKET PROTEST AT THE BELOW AND BRING PLENTY OF FLAGS!
THE WELSH ASSEMBLY PLANNING INSPECTORATE
Adeilad y Goron
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
CLIVE NIELD BSC(HONS), CENG, MICE, MCIWEM, CIWEM
AN INSPECTOR APPOINTED BY
THE WELSH MINISTERS
WILL ATTEND AT
The Function Room, Dylan Thomas Centre, Somerset Place, Swansea, SA1 1RR ON
Tuesday 16 February 2016 at 10:00am
TO HOLD A LOCAL INQUIRY to hear representations from persons interested in the land comprised in the below applications and, at his discretion, to hear representations from any other persons who may desire to appear and be heard. Copies of the application forms and accompanying documents referred to therein can be obtained by request from The Planning Inspectorate, Crown Buildings, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3NQ or email@example.com. The Common land applications are made under section 16 and 38 of the Commons Act 2006. If permission is granted by the Welsh Ministers, it will authorise the applicant, RWE Innogy UK Limited, to undertake works on and to deregister common land where replacement land will be given in exchange. The proposal for each application is listed below:
Section 38 Applications – Proposed works on Common Land
Ref. 516138 (CL68)
The application proposes 525m of new access track and the widening of 2390m of existing road along Heol y Barna, including associated retaining structures and gates and cattle grids, to provide a suitable access to facilitate the construction, operation and decommissioning of the Wind Farm. The works are located on Gopa Hill Common (CL68) between a point approximately 100m to the east of the A48 at Bolgoed Road, Pontarddulais and along the existing road at Heol y Barna.
Ref. 516139 (CL74)
The application proposes 120m of temporary fencing enclosing a total area of 900m² to protect Scheduled Ancient Monument GM202 for the duration of the works to the access track. The works are located on Mynydd Pysgodlyn and part Graig-y-Bedw, Pentwynmawr, Banc Myddfai, Garn Fach and Banc Darren Mawr Common (CL74) adjacent to Heol Glyn Dyfai and approximately 2km north of Felindre.
Ref. 516140 (CL77)
The application proposes 48m of temporary fencing enclosing a total area of 144m² to protect undesignated historic asset MG62 for the duration of the works to the access track. The works are located on Mynydd y Gwair Common (CL77) approximately 1km north of the Upper Lilw Reservoir.
Ref. 516141 (CL77)
The application proposes works to four sections (with a total length of 242m) of the existing ditch system alongside Rhydypandy Road to deter vehicular access on the Common. The works are located on Mynydd y Gwair Common (CL77) along the west side of Rhydypandy Road approximately 4km to the south-east of Ammanford.
Section 16 Applications – The deregistration and exchange of Common Land
Ref. 516142 (CL77)
The release land – 123,100m² of land forming part of CL77 Mynydd y Gwair Common. CL77 extends from Craig-cefn–parc (4km west of Pontardawe) at its most southern extent to approximately 2km southeast of Ammanford at its most northern extent.
The replacement land – 125,000m² of land adjoining CL77 and forming part of Blaen yr Olchfa Fach Farm which is located approximately 2km northwest of Craig Cefn parc and is bounded to the north, east and west by CL77 (approx. grid reference 266783 204967).
The purpose of this application is to enable the construction of part of the access track and 7 wind turbines to a maximum blade tip height of 127 meters as part of the wind farm area, which also includes 9 wind turbines on the adjacent Mynydd Pysgodlyn and part Graig y Bedw, Pentwynmawr, Banc Myddfai, Garn Fach and Banc Darren Mawr Common (CL74), together with associated external transformers, crane hardstandings, a construction compound and permanent met mast.
Ref. 516143 (CL74)
The release land – 257,500m² of land forming part of CL74 Mynydd Pysgodlyn and part Graig y Bedw, Pentwynmawr, Banc Myddfai, Garn Fach and Banc Darren Mawr Common. (CL74) extends from approximately 2.5 km east of Pontarddulais at its most south-westerly extent to approximately3km south of Ammanford at its most northern extent.
The replacement land – two parcels of land adjoining CL74 and totalling 174,200m² and situated at Blaen Gerdinen which is located adjacent to an unnamed road approximately 2km southeast of Garnswllt (Approx grid reference 263683 207589; and adjacent to Blaennant Ddu which is located adjacent to an unnamed road to the south of the Afon Dulais to the north, and is approximately 3km southeast of Garnswllt (approx. grid reference 264387 206563).
The purpose of this application is to enable the construction of part of the access track and 9 wind turbines to a maximum blade tip height of 127 meters as part of the wind farm area,
I’R GAD? TARO NOL? FE GODWN NI ETO? GORCHFYGWN? And all that, reality or just a joke – ALL WELSH NAT WIND?
Posted by WELSH REMEMBRANCERS at 08:11
Monday, 2 February 2015
MYNYDD Y GWAIR WIND FARM GETS THE GO AHEAD - NOW THE FIGHT BACK MUST BEGIN - MAKE READY - PATRIOTS BE ADFYWIADWYR GWLADGAROL!
It is disappointing to hear today that the Judicial Review into the Mynydd y Gwair Wind Farm development brought by a resident of Mynydd y Gwair has been dismissed. It was brought as a direct result of a lack of safe guards in place for the protection of water for the inhabitants living on and around Mynydd y Gwair and the proposed wind farm development site. It is incredible that in this day and age that people have to resort to costly court proceedings to try and safe guard their basic needs and rights because of the proposed exploitation of this beautiful landscape.
It appears that SOCME has meekly accepted the result of the 'Judical Review' coming down on side of RWE and the 'Beaufort Bunch' but will Patriots now also go into Flight or Fight Back?
Be as the Kurds For real 'Freedom Fighters'
Be as the Kurds For real 'Freedom Fighters'
Posted by WELSH REMEMBRANCERS at 04:07