Cardigan (Aberteifi), west Wales (part 2)
Town on the river Teifi where Ceredigion meets Pembrokeshire.
(Photos © urban75, June 2009)
Cardigan remains a predominantly Welsh language speaking community, with more than 70% of residents recorded as being able to speak or understand spoken Welsh in the 2001 census.
Just under half (48%) were registered as being able speak, read and write in the language.
Two years after the census, the community teamed up with the Welsh Language Board to provide more opportunities for people of all ages to get together to speak Welsh.
Sadly, when I was growing up in Cardiff, Welsh was not seen as an important subject, and like most schools in the region, were only given a very basic grounding in the language. Happily, things have changed considerably since then.
Inside the market.
Books in Cardigan stall.
High Street view.
The Commercial Hotel.
Old petrol station.
Inside the museum in the Bridgend Warehouse on Teifi Wharf.
It's well worth a visit, even if the video of the town's history ends on a truly miserable note.
The Castle Cafe.
Another view of the High Street, bedecked in bunting.
Welsh Mint Humbugs and Old English Mint Humbugs.
A view of the town showing its rural setting.
A view of the River Teifi.
Attractive cottages on Green Street.
'Say No To Big Art'.
A proposed art project that would see a cluster of 127 interactive buoys floated in the River Teifi by the bridge has received a mixed reception from locals, with some campaigning to get it scrapped.
I rather like it myself.
Another view of the Castle Inn by the bridge.
Old corrugated hut by the River Teifi.
Lewis & Jones Pioneer Garage.
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