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Keith Marshall
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Posted - 15/11/2019 :  18:46:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was just watching the local regional news and Tredegar appeared on a caption for rainfall. The region Iím in is West Midlands!
Have you moved.
Apparently the rain washing down from Tredegar is causing a slow down on river drainage in England. I donít think the forecaster knew much about her geography.
Still set my heart alight.
I wonít try to produce an accurate phonic pronunciation of the town.

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Posted - 15/11/2019 :  18:53:56 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sadly they are not weather forecasters but weather script readers.
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Keith Marshall
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Posted - 09/09/2020 :  07:38:14 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just sitting watching Tolkien: Designer of Worlds, when up pops the word Tredegar. As a young boy after moving to Birmingham he saw strange names on the sides of railway trucks. Tredegar being one of them. Discovering Welsh, introduced him to a new world of languages. So which part of Tolkienís work includes Tredegar?
He was a creative academic and used his lifeís experiences to write and produce language and ideas. He created characters associated with these imaginative worlds and how they interacted with each other.
I well remember Gareth James, Jamock to all, raving about Tolkienís work. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the Hobbit, Lord of the Rings and Silmarillion. I wish Iíd paid closer attention to Jamock earlier than I did.
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