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Nevern Walk, Monday 17th July

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Nevern Walk, Monday 17th July

A lovely day greeted the Pembrokeshire U3A walkers when they arrived at LLwyngwair Manor Nevern to park and choose from the lunch menu. 

We then set off on a circular walk of approximately 3 miles alongside the river, through peaceful fields and woodland and passing through the delightful village of Nevern.

St Brynach Church, Nevern
According to one tradition, the weeping red sap from the old Yew trees in the churchyard will dry up, when Wales regains its independence.

We saw the thirteen foot high Celtic Cross of St Brynach,  probably erected in the tenth century, with twenty-one carved panels, each enclosing a different type of love-knot pattern of endless interlacing ribbon - the symbol of eternity.

A verse on a tombstone in the churchyard remembers the infant children of the Rev.D.Griffiths, who was vicar of Nevern from 1783 to 1834. 
Anna, Letitia and George were remembered thus:

"They tasted of life's bitter pill,
Refused to drink the potion up,
But turned their little heads aside,
Disgusted with the taste and died!"

After a delicious meal at Llwyngwair Manor, Carol Matthews expressed our appreciation to Sheila and Hazel for organising the walk.