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Please note that you can see other photographs on the Friends of Borth-y-Gest Facebook page.  Click here to see it.

A fibre-glass dinghy was donated by Evie Roberts and soon this received a new coat of paint.  Here you can see the end result with the plants relocated.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph.

 

 

 

 

 

The flower boats in Borth y Gest were created by the television team who filmed the children's programmes 'Cae Bach' in the village.  One of the boats was an old wooden Mirror dinghy and this spring saw its demise with several holes appearing in the hull. Here volunteers are seen removing the slate pieces prior to digging out the plants and soil. Photograph by Cathy Woodhead.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph.

 

 

 

 

Det Supt Paul Griffiths (Gwent Police), his son Joe (15) and PCSO Steve Regan (North Wales Police), resting outside Seaview Cafe in Borth y Gest on 11th April 2014, before completing their walk from Pwllheli to Porthmadog. Part of Supt. Paul Griffiths' 870 mile trek covering the whole of the Coast Path from Anglesey to the South Wales coast.   He serves with Gwent Police and is walking only on his 'rest days',  in aid of COPS (Care of Police Survivors).  This charity helps surviving families rebuild their lives after the trauma of a death or severe injury in the line of duty of a serving Police Officer.     Their aim is to provide survivors with all the help and support they need to cope with such a tragedy.  Donations (even a cheerful message!) are more than welcome, via website just.giving.com/PaulGriffiths571.   Click here to see a larger image of the photograph.

 

 

Water reaches the carpark at Borth y Gest during the exceptional high tides and storm in January 2014.  Photograph by Keith Bell.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph.

 

 

 

 

 

The waves lapping over the footpath at the bottom of the steps in Borth-y-Gest in January 2014.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph.

 

 

 

 

 

Sandbags to the rescue in Borth-y-Gest.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph.

 

 

 

 

 

 Vivien Finn took these photos at Black Rock Sands in the January 2014 storm. The Council 'parking fee collection hut' was picked up by the waves and the photo below shows where it ended up!  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph.

 

 

 

 

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The winning team of the 2013 Gig Race on 22nd September with their Borth y Gest Pilot mugs donated by the Friends of Borth-y-Gest.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph.

 

 

 

 

 

The winning gig makes for the shore.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph.

 

 

 

 

 

One of the Madog Rowing Club teams dressed the part at the 2013 Pilot Race at Borth-y-Gest on September 22nd.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph.

 

 

 

 

 

Contestants in the 2013 Borth y Gest Pilot Race head out into the estuary.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph.

 

 

 

 

 

Maxine and the winning 'pilot' from the winning Ynys Môn gig team proudly waving the winner's flag.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph.

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the gardens shown in the very successful Borth-y-gest Open Gardens Day on May 19th 2013.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph.

 

 

 

 

Traeth Mawr and a solitary sailing boat.  Bendigedig!  Fantastic!  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph.

 

 

 

 

 

This photograph was taken on a fantastically sunny day in December 2012. It shows Haydn Hughes (in red), our Countryside Warden, being presented with a copy of Richard Mabey's "Flora Brittanica" from the Friends of Borth y Gest.  This was to mark all his efforts in not only getting the grant from Tir a Môr, but directing all the work to give us our new footpaths, benches, signs, noticeboard.... In short, transforming the Pen y Banc Nature Reserve for the benefit of residents and visitors alike. Click here to see a larger image of the photograph.

 

 

 

 

The Secretary of the Friends of Borth-y-Gest, David Medcalf, being interviewed by Jamie Owen for the radio programme, Jamie Owen's Wales,about the Friends and what they do.  The programme came out on Saturday 3rd November.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Pilot Race 2012.  Until I receive photos of the gigs you will have to settle for these two photographs from the 2012 Borth y Gest Pilot Race.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph.  

 

 

 

 

 

Pilot Race 2012.  A view of the many people watching the race from the headland.  The race officials are in front of the fir tree trunks at the back.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph.

 

 

 

   

 

 Jubilee Tree Planting.  The English version of a little slate plaque (the Welsh version is on the other side of the pen) about the newly planted oak tree at the top of the hill above Parc y Borth woods.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph.  

 

 

 

 

 

Jubilee Tree planting.  The Friends celebrate the planting with some bubbly.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph.

 

 

 

   

 

 

Jubilee Tree Planting. Enjoying the sun and the fantastic view of Moel y Gest before the tree planting.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jubilee Tree Planting.  Richard Walwyn, the Chairman of The Friends of Borth y Gest and the author of 'A Little History of Borth-y-Gest' presents copies of his book to two people closely involved with the recent environmental projects, Roger Dale (left) of Tir-a-Mor Cyf which providing the funding, and Andy Kehoe (middle) of Kehoe Countryside which carried out much of the work.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph.

 

 

 

   

One of the village flower boats that the Friends adopted after the filming of 'Cei Bach' (in English 'Little Quay' and a children's programme a bit like 'Balamory') here a couple of years ago. Click here to see a larger image of the photograph.

 

 

 

   

 

 Open Garden Day June 24th 2012. Visitors enjoying tea being served at Morlais.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph. 

 

 

 

 

 

The Friends Village Beach Barbeque was held on May 26 2012 and our barbeques were well used as everyone cooked for themselvess Click here to see a larger image of the photograph.

 

 

 

   

 

 Village Barbeque May 2012. The beautiful sunny evening drew out over 140 people.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph. 

 

 

 

 

 

 Village barbeque May 2012. It was a sunny breezy evening as everyone enjoyed the jazz played by Gary Bywater and Jochen Eisentraut.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph.

 

 

 

   

 

 Here is a new bench and a lookout post that will have spy holes drilled through it in a week or two.  See if you can find the bench and post when exploring the new paths.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph. 

 

 

 

 

 

    A plaque for the CPRW's Best Kept Village Award from 20+ years ago has been out of sight for many years. Now it is proudly on display again. CPRW (the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales) or in Welsh YDCW (Ymgyrch Diogelu Cymru Wledig) no longer runs the award scheme. The village won the award several years in succession, as evidenced by a smaller plaque on the bus shelter which is usually hidden by a hanging basket!   Click here to see a larger image of the photograph. 

 

 

 

 

  Two new benches on the land beyond the school on the left have a magnificent view.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph.

 

 

 

 

 

  Children from the village and school helped to plant young trees in the Parc-y-Borth plantation. The trees were donated by the Woodland Trust.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph.

 

 

 

 

 

  Clearing work has taken place in the buffer zone behind Glyn Terrace. Some snowdrops from under the bracken have been distributed through the cleared area and woods by volunteers.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph.

 

 

 

 

 

  The new flower tubs outside the public conveniences at Borth-y-Gest were paid for by the Friends of Borth-y-Gest. This photograph shows Sheila, Gill and Richard putting in the compost and plants.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph. 

 

 

 

 

 

  On the 28th December 2011 the two Criccieth Lifeboats both came to the aid of a Borth-y-Gest sailing dinghy that had capsized in strong winds.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph.

 

 

 

 

 

    The bay on September 26th 2011 at about 8.00am when the sun was shining, the tide was in and there was not a breath of wind.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph. 

 

 

 

 

 

    Another photograph taken from our canoe on the beautiful morning towards the end of September.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph. 

 

 

 

 

 

    The Pilot Race.  The gigs line up in the bay at Borth-y-Gest waiting for the start. Many of the boat crews and spectators dressed up in period costume for the event.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph. 

 

 

 

 

 

    Crowds gathered in wonderful sunshine to see the gigs battling against each other for the prize.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph. 

 

 

 

 

 

    The bay seemed full of thrashing oars as 11 gigs set off with their pilots to race out towards the Fairway Buoy.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph. 

 

 

 

 

 

    Spectators lined up along the bay to watch the race.  Note the Friends of Borth-y-Gest gazebo, bunting and the orange winner's flag.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph. 

 

 

 

 

 

    Gary Bywater and Jochen Eisentraut providing great jazz at the village BBQ. Photograph by Gill Bywater.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph. 

 

 

 

 

 

    Serving Borth-y-Gest lamb from the new village barbecues. Photograph by David Medcalf.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph. 

 

 

 

 

 

    At the village BBQ on 25th June 2011. Photograph by Gill Bywater.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph. 

 

 

 

 

 

    The Community Singers with others joining in at the village BBQ. Photograph by David Medcalf.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph. 

 

 

 

 

 

    At the Book Launch for 'A Little History of Borth-y-Gest on April 23rd 2011. The photograph shows the publisher, Cathy Woodhead of Delfryn Publications, with Richard Walwyn (centre), the author, and Ieuan Roberts.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph. 

 

 

 

 

 

    An early morning photograph by Jim Cunningham.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   A photograph taken by David Medcalf during a Friends of Borth-y-Gest History Walk led by Richard Walwyn in October 2010.  Here the group are at Cist Gerrig (or Cist Cerrig) with Moel y Gest in the background.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph. 

 

 

 

 

 

   A classic photograph of Borth-y-Gest bay from the 1890's.  Click here to see a larger image of the    photograph. 

 

 

 

 

 

   This photograph was taken during our unusually cold winter of 2010/11 by Cath Bourke.  Click here to see a larger image of the photograph.