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« on: May 15, 2018, 12:50:04 PM »

What films or TV programmes do you remember from years ago

Do you remember DROVERS GOLD about walking Cattle from Pembrokeshire to London.
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2018, 07:31:01 PM »

I vaguely remember a black and white film about a Drover. Can't remember much detail though. Apart from the animals and a man in a big coat.

Funny you mention Drover. I took a drive out to Shrewsbury today. I passed though a village called Halfway House, there are a few villages called Halfway House. It got me wondering why these places were called Halfway House.

My thoughts went to the Drovers. Welshpool has always been a centre for livestock and so has Shrewsbury. Halfway House is along the route. There would be plenty of pounds in which to put the animals over night. Could Halfway House be travelled on foot with stock in one day?
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2018, 07:59:27 PM »

Hello Twm
I think you are right. In Wales have you seen any Sheepwalks they are on the routes they moved sheep from the mountains to lower pastures.

I find in my old age these things very interesting.
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2018, 06:53:55 PM »

Hello Gerald, when I worked for the Forestry Commission we had to make sure all the sheep walks were properly fenced off. My neighbour still has a sheep walk from the farm to the hill, which is about a mile away.

There is an old boy that I know in Rhayader that still uses half a dozen Shepard's to gather his sheep in the Elan Valley then he walks them down through the town, then head towards Builth Wells, they walk miles. An incredible site though.

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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2018, 01:07:23 PM »

What names come to mind about Birmingham films or shows.
Kings Heath Gardening with a comedian
Pebble Mill

What can you recall...Gerald.
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