Don was asked to take along a selection of objects from his Forgotten Gadgets collection and talk about them on local radio.
He says: I spent a very enjoyable hour or so on Monday 23rd May with Bill Sherratt and Helen Jones. They are members of Aberstruth HAS who host a weekly programme on BRfm Radio.
Bill and Helen were so welcoming that I felt at home straight away. The hour-long program flew by in what seemed like no time at all. The Forgotten Gadgets covered ranged from sugar nips to egg toppers, with grape scissors in between. I just hope the listeners enjoyed it as much as we did. At this point I would normally provide you with a link to the Podcast of the programme, but for some reason the link is not working! ‘Shame!’ I hear you cry, ‘ I’m so disappointed, I was looking forward to wasting, (oops whiling) away, an hour listening to you’ Do you think somebody is trying to tell me something because all the other podcasts work? Well, I don’t care I enjoyed it anyway so there!
In case you are unaware (as I was) AHAS (Aberstruth History and Archaeology Society) is a charity which was set up to explore and record everything to do with the archaeology history and heritage of the old parish of Aberystruth. Never heard of it? Me neither. Anyway, it seems that the old Parish of Aberystruth was around 14 miles long by 7 miles wide and stretched from modern day Brynmawr to Aberbeeg and from Beaufort to the Tillery Valley. Thank you AHAS