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A Jubilee mystery - why plant 100 trees on a lonely Welsh hilltop?
Beautiful, stunning, high quality photographs document a unique copse watching Pentrefoelas, North Wales.

Based on a theme of passing spaces seen in a brief moment from a train or car window, Coed Uchaf is just one of many small woods that have a solid identity shaped by history.

The Upper Conwy valley is rich in history, a key route between England and the North Wales Coast and Coed Uchaf would have been a lookout post as the Iberians, Celts, Romans, the Medieval Welsh, Kings and Queens all passed by.

Dirgelwch Jiwbilî – paham r’oedd eisiau plannu cant o goed ar ben bryn unig yng Nghymru? Lluniau hardd, trawiadol yn cofnodi golwg ar goedlan unigryw ym Mhentrefoelas, gogledd Cymru.

Yr hyn a ysbrydolodd y prosiect hwn oedd yr ehangder a welwyd yn mynd heibio am eiliad drwy ffenestr gar neu dren, Mae Coed Uchaf) yn ddim ond un o lawer o goedwigoedd bychan sydd yn meddu hunaniaeth a gaes ei ffurfio gan hanes.

Mae rhan uchaf Dyffryn Conwy yn gyfoethog mewn hanes ac yr oedd yn lwybr allweddol rhwng Lloegr ac Arfordir Gogledd Cymru. Byddai lleoliad Coed Uchaf wedi cynnig ei hun yn wylfa amlwg pan fyddai Iberiaid, Celtiaid, Rhufeiniaid, Cymry yr Oesoedd Canol, Brenhinoedda Brenhinesau yn mynd heibio.

These unique landscape photographs reveal connections to a fascinating distant past including the Romans, Fairies, Queen Victoria and even a Vicar's daughter. Experience the visual power and unique atmosphere and remember the brief moment, when you see a world which has long existed and will remain after you have departed.

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About the Author

Simon Collinge
eirhian Llangollen North Wales
SIMON COLLINGE BA ATD FCIEA Simon is a freelance media producer with over thirty five years media production and teaching experience. Assistant Director of Media at Yale College Wrexham until 2008, he trained as a Graphic Designer working for the BBC and then taught animation, film and TV production, graphic design and photography. Simon also works as an educational consultant for Edexcel, ESTYN and Protocol National. This is the first in a series of projects exploring identity and space. All photographs are available as prints of various sizes.

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