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  1. Y Fan Wen

    This Was England

    I watched an interesting little film on Talking Pictures TV this weekend, This Was England 1936. It started out talking about the ebb tide of prosperity in farming, (nothing new there then) and showed a standard Fordson ploughing with no mudguards. Went on to show a flint miner who had a shaft...
  2. Y Fan Wen

    Shearing

    I've just found out that my regular shearer and gang organiser is stuck in NZ. Apart from my having to find someone else, I started to wonder how many nz lads come over on average, so how short staffed are we going to be this season? My ganger usually got 2 or 3 every season.
  3. Y Fan Wen

    Defence Infrastructure Organisation

    I have had my annual letter from the above requesting extension of permission to use 2 bits of land for helicopter training. I was just wondering how many others get the request and give permission?
  4. Y Fan Wen

    Welsh Consultation

    Anyone downloaded and read these? I can't make any sense of them. https://gov.wales/revised-proposals-supporting-welsh-farmers-after-brexit https://gov.wales/support-welsh-farming-after-brexit
  5. Y Fan Wen

    We Three

    We Three, a short about sheep station life in 1950s Australia, is showing on Talking Pictures TV at 10.40 on Sunday morning. My father spent 3 months at Woomera in the '50s so I can see what it was like at that time.
  6. Y Fan Wen

    Lifelines

    I don't know if anyone has been listening to the radio 4 drama series, 'Lifelines', quarter to eight every evening this week? In episode 4 yesterday, Carrie, the control room telephonist, has to talk through a delivery with the taxi driver who is taking the mum to hospital. She tells him to...
  7. Y Fan Wen

    Welsh BPS payments 2018

    No news here yet, loan or payment. Anyone else anything to report?
  8. Y Fan Wen

    Action Required - Manage My CPH Online

    I've had this letter from RPW and have looked at the relevant part of my online account but I can't see if there is anything I am required to do by Aug 31st. If nothing has changed for years, what action should I take?
  9. Y Fan Wen

    Country (1984)

    This film is showing on Talking Pictures at ten past ten tonight. It is about the struggles of an Iowa farmer under the Reaganomics regime.
  10. Y Fan Wen

    Obviously this is a 'bad' thing!

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/960304/UK-rabbit-breeding-numbers-decline-scotland-rabbit-population
  11. Y Fan Wen

    TSR 2

    I know there are some aviation enthusiasts here. Clearing the house of deceased distant relatives we have discovered a photo of Wilfred on an aerodrome with the TSR 2 in the background obviously being prepared for flight tests. Wilfred is standing beside a cart of nitrogen cylinders. I know...
  12. Y Fan Wen

    Do you own one of these?

    https://hillforts.arch.ox.ac.uk/
  13. Y Fan Wen

    Taggart

    The Drama channel showed the very first Taggart last night complete with the great Mark McManus. Hope they carry on.
  14. Y Fan Wen

    VAT Return

    Just been on the hmrc site to do my return and I find that in future after I log in they will send a code to my mobile which I have to add to the login process. Needless to say, I have to drive 2 miles down the cwm in order to get a signal. Guess I will have to visit the little one's house in...
  15. Y Fan Wen

    bit of Fun

    The plane buffs among you might find this amusing. I managed 34, not too good...
  16. Y Fan Wen

    Flying

    Those of you with an interest in things aeronautical may be interested in this. I found it quite moving. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05pr0rk
  17. Y Fan Wen

    Bugeiliad Olaf Ewrop

    Interesting programme on s4 c this week, Europe's Last Shepherds. http://www.s4c.cymru/clic/c_level2.shtml?programme_id=529892272 Following sheep and cattle herders who are still following the old transhumance routes of Europe. We get a little look in with film from Bardsey Island and NE...
  18. Y Fan Wen

    Patagonia

    I spent 3 weeks in S America in May and here are some of my pictures of farming related subjects; This is the stock of fencing on Mr Hughes farm. No hint of preservative here. Logs just cut out of the woods for poles and sawn droppers for inters.
  19. Y Fan Wen

    In Business

    On Radio 4 at 8.30pm, the future of British farming post b.......
  20. Y Fan Wen

    Titan Telecom

    Anybody with any comments? A quick google isn't very encouraging.

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