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Yesteryear's Spirit of Nostalgia.

Updated on April 2, 2013
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Good day to you all and I hope you all enjoyed your Easter weekends.

We spent Sunday afternoon taking photos of Cardigan Market Town which is only three miles from where we live and as our village of Cilgerran only has two shops this is where we go to do our weekly shops and also for clothes buying etc.

This hub skims the surface of the historic gems that Cardigan so proudly boasts, but over the next couple of weeks I shall be composing more in-depth hubs of each single historic gem.

In each separate hub I shall be covering the busy Port of yesteryear ; the thriving fishing industry and the farming community;the Granary; the Quay which today we know as Prince Charles Quay and the gentry who held the first Welsh National Eisteddfod ever in the Castle way back in 1158.

(An Eisteddfod is a Welsh Talent competition consisting of reciting,singing,piano playing ,humorous recites,choirs and many many more events. )

Back in time an Eisteddfod was for the gentry alone but today the social boundary has loosened.

Of course there will also be many scandals such as 'A Lady of the night' who was murdered in the Mwldan and many more !!!!!

Anyway I hope that you will enjoy today's hub along with our photos and of course to accompany 'The First Of May' by The Bee Gees .

Maybe not a great connection but to me the tune fits right in with the gems found nestling in our little Market Town.

Oh yes it felt right!!!

Personally I prefer this duet than Tom singing on his own!!!

Enjoy !!!!


Our beautiful Market Town Cardigan.

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Acrostic Poem : CARDIGAN.

Carved and formed with a golden heart seeping in true nostalgia

A paradise where time has stood still

Relishing in yesteryear's beauty

Deep prise from within

I share with one and all

Gracious and serene

A creation from a golden era

New faith;new hope;new love.

Renovations finally commence on the Castle Walls.

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The Castle grounds.
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Rictameter : Such Pride..

Such pride

Our Castle

Sweet flowing nostalgia

Great beauty flows in abundance

Restoring back to that olde worlde charm

Spirits cry to be recognised

Gentry's Eisteddfod days

A heritage

Such pride.

The River Teifi and Granary.

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The Granary.
The Granary. | Source
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Haiku : Olde Worlde Dreams.

The salt air enchants

Those opening celebrations

Awesome Prince Charles Quay.

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A world sailing by

Riverside charms a-glistening

Olde wolrde dreams.

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A mystical charm

That Church Tower entices

Hears and souls immersed.

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Salt air enticing

Caressing reminiscing

Cascading wonders.


Yesteryear's gems.

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Rhyme : Olde Worlde Market Town.

One olde worlde Market town

History in excitement;

Such magnets of wonder

Each magical moment.

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Time almost standing still

Each breath wondrously bated;

Inhaling deep fulfilment

Great eagerness sated.

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Our prince Charles Quay

Great charms cascading;

Crowds in their hunger

Absorbing and believing.

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The tale of Lord cardigan

A cannon seeped in tales;

Such history;many stories

Our Market Town in Wales.



Many more photos.

The Castle Inn
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The Old Bridge.
The Old Bridge. | Source
The Old Bridge
The Old Bridge | Source
The Old Bridge
The Old Bridge | Source
The Strand
The Strand | Source
Footholds of the bridge
Footholds of the bridge | Source
Tenby Road.
Tenby Road. | Source
The Strand with The Church Tower in the background.
The Strand with The Church Tower in the background. | Source
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Freeverse : So Quaint.

A Market Town

so quaint;

a commodity

where time

has almost stood still!!

The echoes of

a Seagull's cries;

filing a void,

almost uncouth

but also dangling

by a

golden thread

dipped in unconditional nostalgia!!


Those treasures of golden bliss;

Castle grounds

hidden buried relics;

a single turret

in younger years

a tower of strength.

Today basking in

the golden promise;

those very

first throws

of magnificent

renovation!!





Our Teifi Otter.

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Freeverse : The Teifi Otter.

The Teifi Otter

standing

tall and proud;

a landmark

so grand

a conversation piece.

A monument

of great local pride !!!


The Cardigan Wildlife Park.

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Dolphins out in CardiganBbay.
Dolphins out in CardiganBbay. | Source
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Otter
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Monarch Butterfly
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Woodpecker
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Ponies
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Longhorn Sheep.
Longhorn Sheep. | Source
Water Buffalo
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Freeverse : Our Wildlife Park.

Our Wildlife Park

acre after acre

of fields,

moors,

hideouts;

rivers,

streams

ponds!!


Mother Nature's Kingdom

aided by the kindness of true Welsh hearts.

Compassion so golden and true;

tenderness

unconditional and worthy of an award of golden hearts;

warmth and tenderness so wanting and so real;

innocence relishing

nature's laws respected.

A soothing balm to

the fallen

the hurt

and

the heartbroken!!

A balm to soothe

a balm to treat

and

a balm to share !!!

Selfless is Nature's magical love;

unconditional the love of each Mother

of each sibling

of each caressing

and

dependant babe.



The Guild Hall and Cannon from the Crimean War.

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The Cannon from the Crimean War given to Lord Cardigan.
The Cannon from the Crimean War given to Lord Cardigan. | Source

Freeverse : Nostalgic Charm.

The Earl of Cardigan's nostalgic charm

to be enjoyed

in the form

of a cannon;

way back

from the days

of the

Crimean War.

So majestically adorns the steps

of our Guild Hall.

Carved and formed

from the Golden Heart of Nostalgia !!!!

I share so fondly

I care

I adore.

A confident paradise where time has stood still;

relics from yesteryear;

deep pride from within

I share

with one and all.

Gracious and serene!!

A creation made of

love and pride.

New faith;

new hope;

new love!!!

The beautiful Prince Charles Quay.

A map of Cardigan
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Dai resting.
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An inscription in Welsh composed by local poet Ceri Wyn Jones all ready for the opening ceremony.
An inscription in Welsh composed by local poet Ceri Wyn Jones all ready for the opening ceremony. | Source
Another Welsh inscription composed by local poet Cer Wyn Jones.
Another Welsh inscription composed by local poet Cer Wyn Jones. | Source
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Engravings of plants
Engravings of plants | Source
More engravings
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Even more engravings
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Freeverse : Never A Moment.

Never a day

never a moment

never a time;

to stop believing

in the charm of

Cardigan Town....................................

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Never a moment

never a week

never a month

to stop believing

in the innocent charms

of

Cardigan Wildlife Park.....................

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Never a dawn

never a noon

never a dusk

to stop believing

in the deep charm

of our Prince Charles Quay..........................

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Never a stone

never a boulder

never a nostalgic thought

to stop believing

in the historic richness

of our own Cardigan Castle.....................

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Never a glimpse

never a thought so proud

never a great need

to stop believing

in the

historic charm

of our

Cannon from The Crimean war.........................


Haiku : Yeterday's Echoes.

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Such wondrous deep pride

Of nostalgic emotion

Such faith;such hope.

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Yesteryear's echoes

Carried on a deep new strength

Of today's promise.

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Yesterday we lived

Today we did reap and sow

Tomorrow's riches.

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Well I hope you all enjoyed this one and tomorrow I shall have another on a little fishing village only two miles away from here called St. Dogmaels.

We called round there after taking these photos.

Enjoy your days and lots of love from my little corner of Wales to you all.

Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much Lisa your comments always so greatly appreciated.

      Eddy.

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      Lisa J Warner 4 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      Ya know --- I just had this thought_---I think you should try and submit your writing and pictures to National Geographic.. They are so amazing!

      This is great! Of course voted up and shared!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thanks again stessily. I used to recite poetry composed by famous Welsh poets.

      I didn't really like reciting I would have much preferred singing but my sister was the only one allowed to sing !!!

      Thank you again for stopping by my friend and have a wonderful day.

      Eddy.

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      stessily 4 years ago

      Eddy, Winning for recitation: such an accomplishment! Did you recite your own poems or the poems of one of the many famous Welsh poets?

      Kind regards always for you and your dear ones,

      Stessily

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much to

      HIGHLAND TERRIER

      STARS

      PRASETIO

      MICHELLE

      for each and every wonderful comment.

      Here's to so many more for as all to share on here.

      Enjoy your day.,.

      Eddy.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Beautiful odes to a beautiful town. WTG Eddy!

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      prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Wow....beautiful Eddy. I can't blink my eyes while watching all the pictures here. The photos you included are the best and the poem as well. Thanks for writing and sharing with us. Voted up!

      Prasetio

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      stars439 4 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      I would never know where to begin in describing you're magnificent photography that we all enjoy. You're work is astounding. God Bless You Dear Heart.

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      Highland Terrier 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Excellent, well done, how beautiful it all is. Love the photos.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      You are so welcome Billy ; I think we can both relate to each others hubs and here's to so many more to share. Have a wonderful day and your comment as always so greatly appreciated.

      Eddy.

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You take such great pictures. This is a part of the world I have never seen, and may never see, but you have brought it alive for me and for that I am grateful. Thank you Eddy!

      love,

      billy

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much PS and here's to so many more hubs fo us both to share on here. Enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      That's it stessily ; just one tiny mistake ;I won mine for reciting ;there were no writing competitions in the Eisteddfodau back then. I'm not sure if they have them today either. Mmm will have to check this one out. So nice to see you on here stessily and here's hoping you're are well and have a nice day.

      Lots of love

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much MJennifer ;your words are so greatly appreciated. Eddy.

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      How lovely to honor places we love. The photos you included made me feel as if I were walking along with you.

      Sending Angels your way :) ps

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      stessily 4 years ago

      Eddy, Isn't the Eisteddfod the competition that you and Val won several times, you in writing and Val in music?

      Stessily

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      Marcy J. Miller 4 years ago from Arizona

      What a lovely scenic trip I just enjoyed without even leaving my own home in the desert, thanks to your beautiful photos and descriptions. I can almost smell the ocean and hear the sea birds. You live in a most picturesque place!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much to

      SHAUNA

      KASHMIR

      JANINE

      ERIC

      STESSILY

      ANNIE

      JAMIE

      DEB

      RUBY

      LURANA

      KJ

      MARTIN

      RASMA

      for each and every wonderful comment which as always are so greatly appreictaed.

      I wish you all a wonderful day and lots of love frmo my little corner of Wales.

      Eddy.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Just beautiful as always. Your words so wonderful and the pics take you on such a lovely journey. Enjoyed and passing this on.

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      What comment could I possibly leave to do all this justice? So I must shame myself with a meager thank you.

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      kjforce 4 years ago from Florida

      Eiddwen.. That was Awesome !!! thank you for sharing your week-end excusion.... loved the tour and the pictures. .great poems and writes also...beautiful countryside/buildings

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      I really liked the different poetic styles, and the photos (again) made me feel like I was there. I especially like the "Never a..." verses and this haiku:

      "A world sailing by

      Riverside charms a-glistening

      Olde worlde dreams."

      That just perfectly sums up your whole piece and could easily stand alone for me. You keep pouring out more of your song but it never gets repetitive---there are chains of gems. I look forward to this new historical focus!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I loved the video and pictures, but most of all, i love your poetry. I'm glad you had a great Easter. Thank you for sharing some local sites of your homeland...Cheers...

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Eddy, what a wonderful and nostalgic piece of the pie in your own back yard. You know, if we all stop to think about it, we can all be grateful for the beauty that surrounds us wherever we are.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

      Well done Eddy. Jamie

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      Annie Miller 4 years ago from Wichita Falls, Texas

      I so enjoy reading your verse ... but the pictures! I love the pictures!!!

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      stessily 4 years ago

      Eddy, It's always a pleasure to visit Wales via your words and images by you and/or Dai. I hope that Dai is no longer tired! I love the water in the photos; I'm always drawn to water; it's my favorite element. I also notice the buildings made of interesting stones which somewhat remind me of the unusual stones quarried in this part of Virginia. The gate decorated with 2 herons, one with a fish in its beak, is beautiful. Your rapport with the natural beauty of Wales is contagious.

      Kind regards, Stessily

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I just had a great walk. With some nice music. And all I had to do was visit the hub. Thank you.

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      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      Beautiful as always Eddy and just had to stop by to say hi. Finally got the power back here and am in the process of catching up. Have of course voted this up and shared, too. Sending love and hoping you are having a great day!!

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      Thomas Silvia 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Hi my friend, great words to read and wonderful photos see i enjoyed your hub as i always do .

      Vote up and more !

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Awesome! You have a good man and a good life, Eddy! I'm so happy for you!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Yes we had a lovely weekend thanks. We bought a turkey so on Sunday we took Easter Eggs around for the little ones;then went round the place taking photos before coming home to put the turkey on. It was delicious too and we still have some leftover!!!You're right it is nice to get out and about and nice to have someone else cooking for once too. Mine and Dai's Easter dinner was a joint effort!!!

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Eddy, my son and I had Easter dinner at my neighbor's house. It was very nice. It has been too long since I've ventured out of my own front yard! Did you and Dai have a nice Easter? I know you were out galavanting, but did you have a special dinner?

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much Shauna what a wonderful comment. I hope you had a great Easter weekend and here's to a wonderful week ahead too.

      Lots of love

      Eddy.

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Eddy your country is so full of charm and beauty. Thank you so much for sharing. You live in a veritable wonderland!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you also kidscraft for taking the time to stop by and leave a wonderful comment;which as always is so greatly appreciated.

      Enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      I am glad you enjoyed this one DJ and you are so welcome!!!It is as i was looking at these photos this morning I saw the beauty with renewed enthusiasm once again. I always know it is beautiful but over a time we tend to forget just how beautiful!!!

      Thank you again DJ and have a wonderful day.

      Eddy.

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you for for your beautiful words and the wonderful pictures! What a nice place to visit! I can see that Spring is starting at your place.... very reassuring.... I am still waiting!

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      DJ Anderson 4 years ago

      Good morning, Eddy.

      What a quaint waterside village.

      So much amazing history.

      Beautiful Hub!!

      Thank you for sharing with us.

      DJ

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much jeff and here's to so many more for us both to share on here. Here's to wishing you a great day my friend.

      Eddy.

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      JThomp42 4 years ago

      WOW!! So beautiful Eddy. The pictures are simply amazing. Wishing you a wonderful day my friend.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Ha ha yes poor Dai does look a little tired bless him!!!

      So glad you liked this one tobu and as always your comment so greatly appreciated.

      Enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 4 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Eddy, a veritable feast for the eyes and the soul, but it look like you've worn out poor Dai :).

      Words and images simply beautiful, Wales look stunning..