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Swansea Ramblers Walk

Penllergaer Woods

Pre 2008

Leader: Mike Lewis

Today we are visiting the grounds of Penllergare House.   The house, now demolished, was the home of John Dillwyn Llewelyn.

Born in 1810, he was a keen amateur photographer and in the early days of photography carried out many experiments which led to its advancement.

His wife, Emma, was the cousin of the inventor of the negative/positive method of photography, - Henry Fox Talbot of Lacock Abbey.

The extensive grounds are now overgrown but are gradually being cleared by the Penllergare Trust. The site of the mansion was built over to create the offices for Lliw Valley Council, then used by Neath Port Talbot Council, followed by Swansea Council.  Now this has been demolished and a new housing estate covers the site of the offices.

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At the man made cascade

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Mike, our leader, has set a leisurely pace and there is plenty of time to take in the view ...

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... and to stop for a snack ...

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on the river bank

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We visit Dillwyn Llewelyn's Observatory

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All photographs Copyright  Alex Thomas 2008
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