Tag Archives: Wales

Screaming Lord Sutch, 1990

From the archives, something shot for Country Living in 1990. Not sure why Screaming Lord Sutch was presenting awards at a fitness event, but there you go! He was a nice chap. The Man v Horse Marathon at Llanwrtyd Wells. An annual event started in 1980, prize money is offered to a runner beating the fastest horse. Quite a feat, but has been achieved on a few occasions.  

Screaming Lord Sutch at Man v Horse, Llanwrtyd Wells, 1990

Barry Island, 1980.

Barry Island, 1980. I saw a blog post about Barry Island last year. In South Wales, it was home of the largest train scrapyard in the UK. Curiosity led to search through some ancient ring binders containing 35mm slides taken as a student. I found a small set of images from a walk, probably in 1980. This made me 19 years old. Yikes! On the side of one of the trains was a hand painted note, “Do not remove parts – for Plym Valley Railway”. I would love to know if the Plym Valley Railway ever took delivery of this […]

Barry Island train scrapyard, 1980