Early iron age Barclodiad y Gawres

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The Giantess’ Apron (in English)

This was a Neolithic grave for local people in Anglesea (Ynys Mon) which is about 2500 to 3000 BC old. It was built without any metal tools, and constructed at the same time as the Pyramids (though I would date them 250 years later – an argument with archaeologists that I started when I first read the Bible!) and possibly Stonehenge too. It is on an outcrop of silurian rocks in the south west corner of the island know as Cable Bay. Some Welsh enthusiasts want to give the bay its original Welsh name, and are introducing a suggestion to the Welsh assembly to enforce the name they know. It is reasonable to ask them what was the original name when the locals were buried there!

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He has been a Councillor for 17 years representing Weoley Ward on Birmingham City Council. He has worked for, and overseen through planning, the improvements to Weoley Castle Square, and Northfield Town Regeneration. He worked in Sparkbrook as a Youth Leader for 5 years and lectured the City Careers service on the employment of disabled people. He originally trained as a Mining Engineer qualifying in 1970, specialising in Explosives and Mine Lighting. He was a member of the Institute of Minerals, Mining, and Metallurgy, and the Institution of Lighting Engineers, now Professionals. He was a member of the West Midlands Police Authority (1976-1980) and a member of the board of Birmingham Airport (1976-1981). He took a B.Th. degree at Oxford University, and gained a Master of Arts degree in Urban Design from Birmingham City University. He was Chairman of Birmingham City Planning Committee from 2008 to 2012, until the change in administration, but is still a member of the committee. He now serves on the Police and Crime Commissioner panel, and was a West Midlands Regional Ambulance Service Shadow board member. He is a Governor of Bournville College, and Victoria Federation. He serves on the West Midland Combined Authority Mayoral scrutiny panel. He is still Birmingham's 'Heritage Champion'. He has never claimed any expenses in the 17 years he has served on the City Council, perhaps because the forms are too complicated !!
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