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The breathtaking sight of a magical lake from Wales' highest mountain tops poll of favourite sports.
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Snowdon summit view named best in UK in poll - BBC News

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Ancient graffiti, underground vaults and tales of King Arthur
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13 hidden gems from west Wales' past even the locals might not know

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Born this day 1893 in Ystradgynlais,

Sir Tudor Thomas, an opthalmic surgeon who in 1934 restored the sight of a man who had been blind for 27 years using a pioneering corneal grafting technique. He instigated the establishment in 1955 of a national eye bank.
Born this day 1893 in Ystradgynlais Sir Tudor Thomas an opthalmic surgeon
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During the evening of 23 May 1970, the Britannia Bridge spanning the Menai Strait was destroyed by a fire. As a result, the bridge had to be completely rebuilt.

The Britannia Bridge was originally designed and built by Robert Stephenson in 1850, a tubular bridge of iron box-sections; at the time, at 1,511 feet, it was the longest bridge of that type in the world. It was needed to...
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During the evening of 23 May 1970 the Britannia Bridge spanning the
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Born this day 1954 in Cwmgwrach, near Glynneath,

David ‘Dai’ Richards, former Wales and Lions rugby international.
Born this day 1954 in Cwmgwrach near Glynneath
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On 23rd May 1832, The Festiniog Railway Company was set up by Act of Parliament. It is the world's oldest surviving public railway company.

Originally built to serve the slate industry of Blaenau Ffestiniog, the line was initially operated by gravity, kept under control by brakesmen who leapt from wagon to wagon tightening or loosening the brakes while their colleague on the front wagon...
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On 23rd May 1832 The Festiniog Railway Company was set up by
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Born on this day 1929 in Cardiff,

Bobi Jones, a Welsh Christian academic, who is one of the most prolific writers in the Welsh language.

Bobi Jones is an author of international significance, a Welsh nationalist and a strong supporter of the Welsh language, with his major contribution being in the field of teaching Welsh to adults.
Born on this day 1929 in Cardiff Bobi Jones a Welsh Christian
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Born on this day 1981 in Cardiff,

Gwenno Saunders, dancer and musician best known as a singer and keyboard player with The Pipettes.
Born on this day 1981 in Cardiff Gwenno Saunders dancer and musician
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The church of St.Teilo at Llandeilo Talybont near Pontardulais.

The church is thought to date to the late 12th century on the site of a 6th century Christian church and the Welsh Folk Museum became interested in relocating it to St Fagans when in 1971 it was deemed unsafe due to regular flooding, subsidence and access problems. Prior to dismantling, wall paintings were noticed beneath the...
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The church of StTeilo at Llandeilo Talybont near Pontardulais
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Born this day 1949 in Llanelli,

Derek Quinnell, a former Wales and Lions rugby international, best remembered for his enthusiastic entry onto the pitch on his international debut for Wales against France in 1972. Unusually, he had been capped by the Lions before his Wales debut.
Born this day 1949 in Llanelli Derek Quinnell a former Wales and
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The Roman road Sarn Helen is named after Saint Elen whose feast day is celebrated today.

Saint Elen is said to have been the daughter of the British King Octavius and the wife of Magnus Maximus (Macsen), Emperor in Britain, Gaul and Spain. She is said to have introduced into Wales the Celtic form of monasticism from Gaul. Elen's story is told in The Dream of Macsen Wledig, one of the tales...
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The Roman road Sarn Helen is named after Saint Elen whose feast day is celebrated today
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The Dream of Macsen Wledig (Breuddwyd Macsen Wledig)

Macsen Wledig, the Emperor of Rome, dreamed of a lovely maiden in a faraway land. So vivid was the vision that he scoured the earth in search of her, eventually finding her at Segontium (Caernarfon). The girl, Elen, reciprocated Macsen's feelings, and in return for her hand, her father was awarded sovereignty over Britain. In Macsen's...
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Born on this day 1880 in Aberdare,

Teddy Morgan, former Wales rugby international who scored the only and winning try for Wales against the New Zealand All Blacks in 1905. Morgan who was a practising doctor at Guy's Hospital in London is also credited as leading the Welsh team in singing the national anthem in response to the New Zealand' haka. This was the first time that a country's...
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Born on this day 1880 in Aberdare Teddy Morgan former Wales rugby
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Born this day 1949 in Denbigh,

Ieuan Wyn Jones, former Deputy First Minister of Wales and former leader of Plaid Cymru.
Born this day 1949 in Denbigh Ieuan Wyn Jones former Deputy First
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This is Britain's and possibly the World's longest railway announcement.

The Heart of Wales Line is a railway line, that runs from Swansea to Crewe, passing through some of the most breathtaking countryside in Mid Wales. It was opened in 1861 for access to the once fashionable spa towns of Mid Wales, such as Llandrindod Wells, Llanwrtyd Wells and Builth Wells.
This is Britain's and possibly the World's longest railway announcement
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Today is the feast day of Saint Collen, who was buried in his church in Llangollen.

Saint Collen, born c. 600, was descended from the Kings of Gwent and was educated at Orleans in France. Legend has it that he defeated Bras, a pagan warlord, in single combat and also a man-eating giantess at Llangollen, washing his bloody sword in St. Collen's well.
Today is the feast day of Saint Collen who was buried in his church in Llangollen
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FIFA was founded this day 1904.

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) is the international governing body of association football.

* Wales's highest FIFA ranking was 8th in October 2015.

* Wales's lowest FIFA ranking was 117th in August 2011.

* In the 1958 FIFA World Cup Wales reached the quarter-finals, losing to the eventual winners Brazil 1-0. The Brazilian goal...
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FIFA was founded this day 1904 The Fédération Internationale de Football Association
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Henry VI died (presumed to be murdered) this day 1471.

Henry VI's Welsh connection led to the birth of the Tudor dynasty.

After the death of Henry VI's father Henry V, his mother Katherine of Valois married Owain ap Maredudd ap Tewdwr (Owen Tudor). They had two sons, Edmund and Jasper, who were half brothers of Henry VI, but were not recognised as members of the royal family.

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Henry VI died presumed to be murdered this day 1471
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Born on this day 1989 in Acton, London,

Thomas Henry Alex "Hal" Robson-Kanu, Wales soccer international, who qualifies to play for Wales because his grand mother was born in Caerphilly.

Robson-Kanu, who currently plays for West Bromwich Albion was a member of Wales' memorable Euro 16 campaign, in which they eventually lost in the semi-final to the eventual winners Portugal. During the...
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Hal Robson-Kanu - Carlsberg Man of the Match #WALBEL

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In May 1949 the Council for Wales and Monmouthshire first met, with Huw T. Edwards as its first chairman.

The formation of the Council was partially the result of pressure from Plaid Cymru. However, it had no real power and was intended to advise the UK government on matters of Welsh interest, including Rural Development and the Welsh Language.

Following the flooding of Capel Celyn, the...
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In May 1949 the Council for Wales and Monmouthshire first met with
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