Daniel James

Daniel James

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Connected Communities Exhibition

It was the opening of the Connected Communities Exhibition at the Waterfront Museum in Swansea on the 20th September.

It was wonderful to meet with members form the other projects and hear how they were getting on.  There were some lovely stories about how the history initiatives were engaging with the public and some tears were shed at the heartwarming anecdotes!

Each project has been depicted on exhibition boards and extracts from The Daniel James Project animated film is also being shown within The White Wall Gallery.

We also got a mention on the BBC here

As per usual, I was armed with my trusted camera to capture the events....

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Cardiff Half Marathon and Fundraising

Just to say I have had my pack in readiness for next weekend and the Cardiff Half Marathon.  Here I am with my number just before I go out for my last long run before the event.  I am looking forward to it and there are now 19,000 people taking part - should be fun! 

Big thankyou for the sponsorship I have had already and it is not too late to sponsor me if you have not already done so!  All funds raised will go directly to the Calon Lan Centre.                      


Sunday, 15 September 2013

Cardiff Half Marathon

I said I would post some more flattering pictures of me and this one shows I am not just a fair weather runner and it certainly all went downhill with the weather this morning.  I started off near Blackpill where it was damp but not too bad, then I got sandblasted by Swansea Beach while running along the front and then the rain came down in buckets once I was just past Amazon on Fabian Way.  Hence this resulting picture as I was nearly at the end of my run!  All said and done - I enjoyed it :-)

In terms of getting soaked it is almost on a par as when Bev and I visited Blaengarw and got drenched!  Look up the pictures on the blog.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Cardiff Half Marathon and Calon Lan Centre

I am running in the Cardiff Half Marathon on Sunday October 6.  This is not something I have done on a whim and have been training for it!!!  I am very much looking forward to the event and last look at the Cardiff Half Marathon website said there were over 17,000 people taking part - so I will not be lonely!

As part of my efforts I am raising some funds for the Calon Lan Centre at Mynyddbach Chapel.  As you know this is where Daniel James is buried and is a significant location for the Daniel James Project.

The Friends of Mynyddbach are working very hard establishing the Calon Lan Centre which is now being used by local community groups on a regular basis.  However there is still a significant amount of work that needs to be done in refurbishment of the building and clearance of the overgrown cemetry. 

If you would like to sponsor me for my efforts in Cardiff we would be delighted and very happy to receive your donations.  All funds raised will go directly to the Calon Lan Centre.  There are a couple of ways to donate: 
  • via the donation button on this blog (a big thankyou to Sean Morgan for sorting this out for me)
  •  Send your donation directly to Mrs. Geinor Tremewan, Treasurer Friends of Mynyddbach Chapel, C/o Mynyddbach Chapel House, Mynyddbach, Swansea SA5 7HT Cheques should be made payable to Friends of Mynyddbach Chapel

Your support is much appreciated and I will post some more flattering pictures in the next couple of weeks!


Tuesday, 10 September 2013

School packs and other things...

Just met with Teresa for a coffee and an update.  It has been ages since we got together face to face as we have both been busy dealing with thesis deadlines.

School packs are the next priority as the animated film and accompanying research details are to go to schools within hopefully the next month or so.  This shall be our next task.

Talks to be planned and delivered, articles to be written and a marathon to be run (see next post!) are in the offing!  Exciting times...

Monday, 9 September 2013


Things have been fairly quiet of late but preparations are almost there for the Waterfront Museum Launch on 20 September.  Also, going on in the background is the preparation of the information packs to go with the DVD. 

On a slightly different note - I am running the Cardiff Half Marathon on October 6 and raising funds for the Calon Lan Centre at Mynyddbach.  Yes - I have been training for this event and am looking forward to it!  I am in the process of setting up an online donation link and would be extremely happy if you would sponsor me.  I will post up more information about this as soon as it is ready.