Unusual/Fringe Activities...

An excellent initiative to promote the saving and swapping of seed with the aim of "preserving old or unusual vegetables; nurturing our local knowledge and plant heritage; promoting sustainable gardening and a flourishing local community". See: http://www.dyfivalleyseedsavers.org.uk/

http://www.fortunecity.com/roswell/seance/78/chapman.htm Highly unusual, to say the least. The story of a sincere and much respected man, the late George Chapman, and his equally gifted son Michael.

http://www.aspect98.freeserve.co.uk/    Amazing - somebody has designed a cardboard model of Mach clocktower you can build! Includes a short history of the clock.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/mid/sites/gardening/pages/grandmasgarden.shtml    A Peace Garden at Plas Dolguog, a location which has a very long history and associations. But read on: the tip of a 32 ft high monolith hidden in a dark and sealed cupboard? Part of a 28 ft stone circle? Worth further investigation, I'd have thought. People have lived at Dolguog for a very long time - parts of the current house date from about 1600, and there's a date stone with 1672 inscribed upon it. The Herberts were a powerful family along the Welsh border country, owning properties at Cherbury, Powis Castle and Dolguog, and Francis and Abigail Herbert's initials, circa 1750, can be seen at Dolguog. One wing of the house was built about 1800 and another added in 1900.

http://www.steamsafari.com/wales/cambrian/cambri2.htm#TOP    A chatty introduction to Machynlleth Railway Station!

http://mrc.murky.net/layout4.shtml (LInk nroken at present) Pics of a model of Mach railway station as it was in the 1920s.

http://www.defra.gov.uk/rural/hunting/inquiry/evidence/hunts/plasmachfoxhounds.htm    Make your own mind up.