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Swansea Ramblers Walk


To the white Chapel on Gellionen Mountain

Pre 2008

Leader: Pat Mindt





Photographs of the Walk



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The walk starts along the bank of the Swansea Canal to Trebanos


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A couple of our members have spotted something interesting in the water ... a fish perhaps?


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At Trebanos we stop for a quick coffee break


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Coffee in a shady spot


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Then we start up the hillside


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Quite a steep climb to get to the top


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We reached the chapel after a walk across the top of Gellionen Mountain.
It was built in 1692 and rebuilt in 1801. It is known locally as the White Chapel



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The wall plaque tells us the chapel was built as a place of worship
for the use of a society of Protestant Dissenters



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As we looked around the outside of the chapel, the Minister, The Reverend Eirion phillips arrived.
He not only was kind enough to let us inside the chapel ...



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but also gave us a brief history of the bulding and information about current services.
Gellionen is the oldest non-conformist chapel in the area





All photographs Copyright  Alex Thomas 2008
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