Dr. Ami Jones posing with Don Balkwill

A Flying visit to Wales Air Ambulance

They do say it’s not what you know, it’s who you know, and that’s how I came to meet Dr. Ami Jones of The Wales Air Ambulance. Dr. Jones is not only a Consultant working in the Critical Care Unit (CCU) in Nevill Hall Hospital here in Abergavenny but is also a “Flying Doctor” with […]

Roy Noble and DonB alkwill discuss a marrow spoon

Roy Noble and Don Balkwill discuss a Victorian marrow spoon

Roy Noble and Don Balkwill discuss a Victorian marrow spoon on Don’s second visit to the Roy Noble radio show on BBC Radio Wales on Sunday 15th May. Roy Noble was not impressed because he had had a bad experience with bone marrow on a visit to America. These spoons were used for scooping out, […]

Don Balkwill invited back to the Roy Noble show on BBC Radio Wales.

You may remember that back in January Don was invited onto the Roy Noble show to talk about his collection of unusual objects and gadgets and the launch of his latest book “101 Forgotten Gadgets”. Well his performance was so well received that he has been invited to appear on the show again on Sunday […]

Librarian receiving copies of 101 Forgotten Gadgets

101 Forgotten Gadgets launch at Abergavenny Library

101 Forgotten Gadgets by Don Balkwill launched at Abergavenny Library On Friday 4th of March 2016, Don Balkwill’s latest book, 101 Forgotten Gadgets was launched at the Abergavenny Library in South Wales. Organised by Janet Karn, Julie Warburton, Claire Cross and in cooperation with the community hub manager Cheryl Haskell the evening Organised by Janet […]