Sigginstone Plane Crash March 12th 1950

The village of Sigginstone (or Sigingstone) near Cowbridge is famous for two things – the Victoria Inn pub and the Llandow Plane Crash.

On Sunday March 12th 1950 an Avro Tudor V was returning from Dublin with 78 rugby supporters on board.  The previous day Wales had won the coverted Triple Crown in Belfast.  75 passengers and all 5 crew were killed.

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Cardiff Bay Sunset with Jupiter and Venus

After several days of grey and gloom there was an amazing sunset in Cardiff Bay tonight – a gradual change from blue to black in the sky colour, but most amazing of all was that two planets were easily visible.

In the photo you can see Venus to the lower right (almost in the centre of the frame) and Jupiter above and to the left.  Venus is currently about 1.09AU (astronomical units) away – that’s about 101,321,918 miles!  Jupiter is about 5.66AU away – that’s about 526,130,324 miles!!

Click on the photo for a bigger view.

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Welsh Sign Translation

A classic from the BBC News site today. The sign pictured left was erected in Swansea. The Welsh translation translates back as “I am not in the office at the moment. Please send any work to be translated.”

A classic copy and paste error. 🙂

See the original BBC article here for full details. Photo copyright BBC.

Cardiff Bay Sunset

The light was pretty amazing in Cardiff Bay today especially at sunset.  I wandered out in front of the Senydd and took a few shots of the sky and the setting sun.

The clouds had some pretty amazing shapes and the St David’s Hotel and the surrounding apartment blocks looked great in silhouette.

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2nd Severn Crossing

Strangely enough we found ourselves going across the Severn again this week and decided to cross on the original Severn Bridge.  The photo on the left shows the 2nd Severn Crossing in the distance.  The old bridge is being maintained again, as has been common over the last 30 years or so.  Luckily the new bridge means that the old bridge is pretty quiet these days.

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