Friday, 26 October 2012

A picture of Bonvilston House from the turn of the last century.

By kind permission of the Glamorgan Archive

Bonvilston Heritage Questionnaire
A survey to see what villagers think about the creation of an exhibition in St Mary's Church. To add your views follow the link to Bonvilston Heritage and complete the survey.

Damaged Jay after having been attacked by a Buzzard. Seen in Bonvilston Countryside on 16 October. Never been so close to a Jay before.
Had flown off by the next day.

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Polecat found hiding behind a cold frame in the garden. Only ever seen dead on the road before. Neighbour has also seen one alive and one dead. 

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

A story from the past........

Royal Leamington Spa Courier 21 July 1849 - Red Rain

Early on Saturday morning, the 30th ult., a shower of rain as red as blood fell near the village of Bonvilston, and extended from thence in a westerly direction over Llantrithyd, Flemingston &c, towards Llantwit-Major. It was so manifest that it impregnated the clods of earth, many of which were like ruddle. Several country people who witnessed it were dreadfully alarmed, imagining it to be some omen of coming misfortune, and very many who did not see it fall came in the course of the day to see the discoloured soil. A very severe blight took place the same morning, which has left its marks on the potatoes, beans, and fruit trees, and hung over the country till past middle day.

Thanks to the British Newspaper Archive 

Saturday, 30 June 2012

Great picture of  cricket teams from Bonvilston St Fagans & Peterston. Photo probably from around 1900.
Strange to see all the dogs and cats in the picture!
New beers from Brains Craft Brewery being served in the Red Lion. The first two were a bit powerful at 5.8% and 6.0% but I hear that there will be another in July at only 4%.