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Offline Martin Laverty

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Twll Du - a meeting presaged
« on: January 11, 2018, 01:54:37 pm »
Yesterday saw a meeting of the great, the good, and, doubtless, others to decide the future of Twll Du...

Today's print edition of the Guardian has a picture of William Blake's painting A Vision of the Last Judgement [available online at https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/53/The_Vision_of_the_Last_Judgment.png ] which could be seen as an allegory for this. Can you spot those sitting in judgement at the entrance to the pot, ancient portals (albeit not quite tramroad) descending to the depths where the masses enjoy themselves in a surprisingly realistic cave?  There is even a barred gate underground...


Offline BradW

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Re: Twll Du - a meeting presaged
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2018, 02:08:36 pm »
Yes very drole. I can't see what options there can be other than to comply with the requirements of a statutory body to make good what they consider damage to a protected feature.

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Re: Twll Du - a meeting presaged
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2018, 05:00:27 pm »
Well if the great and good were dressed like that in this weather ,there may be less of the 
great and good to worry about in the future  ;D

Offline Wayland Smith

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Re: Twll Du - a meeting presaged
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2018, 05:48:13 pm »
Yes very drole. I can't see what options there can be other than to comply with the requirements of a statutory body to make good what they consider damage to a protected feature.

Well they could just use common sense and make it safe but retain access. :-\

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Re: Twll Du - a meeting presaged
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2018, 11:00:04 pm »
Quote from: Wayland Smith link=topic=22990


Well they could just use common sense and make it safe but retain access. :-\

I like your way of thinking!
« Last Edit: January 14, 2018, 11:04:14 pm by PeteHall »

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Re: Twll Du - a meeting presaged
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2018, 11:18:54 am »
Yes very drole. I can't see what options there can be other than to comply with the requirements of a statutory body to make good what they consider damage to a protected feature.

Well they could just use common sense and make it safe but retain access. :-\

Personally I would have been OK with that, especially as I no longer fit into the original entrance, but it was not an option that Cadw was prepared to consider, it seems.

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Re: Twll Du - a meeting presaged
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2018, 12:53:59 pm »

Personally I would have been OK with that, especially as I no longer fit into the original entrance, but it was not an option that Cadw was prepared to consider, it seems.

Were Cadw realistically presented with this option?
Or were they just given the PDCMG mantra of only one entrance?
With this being stated as the landowners requirement?  :-\

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Re: Twll Du - a meeting presaged
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2018, 01:54:05 pm »

Personally I would have been OK with that, especially as I no longer fit into the original entrance, but it was not an option that Cadw was prepared to consider, it seems.

Were Cadw realistically presented with this option?
Or were they just given the PDCMG mantra of only one entrance?
With this being stated as the landowners requirement?  :-\

As Cambrian CC were represented at the meeting, I would imagine that keeping it open was suggested as on option!

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Re: Twll Du - a meeting presaged
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2018, 02:18:12 pm »
I suspect it was Cadw who were presenting "options" to various parties, not the other way round.