Visit by Dr. Stephen Bannister, University of Utah, Department of Economics

June 29, 2017

This is very kind of Kerry Pendergast, I know that part of Merthyr Tydfil from the Heads of the Valleys Road. Steep down and steep up again.

To: EMyrone@aol.com
Sent: 29/06/2017 11:55:45 GMT Daylight Time
Subj: Re: Visit by Dr. Stephen Bannister, University of Utah – updated

Dear Myron,

I will be travelling to Aberystwyth on the Thursday via Builth Wells. I could pick Steve up at Abergavenny railway station and travel to Aberystwyth via Swansea on that day. This should save Steve several hours on the train and the first part of the journey to Swansea would be past Merthyr on the Heads of the Valley road through twelve miles of the ‘iron belt’ between Brynmawr and Merthyr. In Merthyr, Steve could be shown the sites of the Dowlais, Pendarren, Cafartha and Plymouth works which all took part in the bet.

Kerry

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Subject : Fwd: Visit by Dr. Stephen Bannister, University of Utah – updated

Looks as if the best course of action is to book in to one of the hotels close to the Marina, and I can meet you there to discuss progress, especially UFT311, UFT321 and UFT364. This can be combined with a visit to see the Trevithick steam engine in the Marina. Gareth has to go to Gloucester at about that time. It would be convenient if one or two other locals could join the meeting. It is a very long journey from Utah and Steve could also talk about his Thesis on the second industrial revolution. He is assistant professor in the University of Utah. Alternatively skype can be used. Steve and I will be in one location, and others can skype in. Notably Horst Eckardt, who could talk about ES, and Doug Lindstrom, who could talk about LENR. These opportunities are few and far between. Anyone else is welcome to skype in.

To: EMyrone@aol.com
Sent: 28/06/2017 17:10:11 GMT Daylight Time
Subj: Re: Visit by Dr. Stephen Bannister, University of Utah – updated

Hello Myron. I think I will now travel to Swansea on Thursday the 13th. This will give me two full days in your area, Friday and Saturday, heading back to Heathrow on Sunday. Please arrange the meetings at everyone’s convenience in that window.

I think I will stay in Swansea. I checked the National Maritime Museum site, and it says that are open 10–5 daily. I have emailed them to confirm.

Steve

Steve Bannister Stephen C. Bannister, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Economics University of Utah

On 6/28/2017 1:40 AM, EMyrone wrote:

I will be delighted to see you at your convenience! Gareth Evans and Trevor Morris are scheduled to attend. Any others are welcome. Larisa is attending a wedding and having medical treatment and I don’t think she will be back by the 16th. However we can talk to her by skype from here. It might be best to arrange a meeting here or at Craig y Nos Castle Hotel. This is three star with good food. I can drive you there from the station. Otherwise there are hotels on the Marina close to the Maritime Museum, so you can be sure to see the Trevithick engine this time. We all look forward to seeing you!

Reply-to: steve.bannister
To: EMyrone
Sent: 28/06/2017 01:56:14 GMT Daylight Time
Subj: Re: Visit by Dr. Stephen Bannister, University of Utah

Hello Myron. Here is my current thinking. I will train to Swansea on Friday the 14th, and explore Swansea until Sunday the 16th. I hope we can find time to meet; I would be delighted to invite you and your wife to dinner at some nice place if you would enjoy that.

Given no group meeting, I think it will make sense for me to find a hotel in Swansea.

Steve

Steve Bannister Stephen C. Bannister, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Economics University of Utah

On 6/6/2017 6:13 AM, EMyrone wrote:

Any date from 13th July onwards is convenient. The Craig y Nos Castle Hotel is on www.craigynoscastle.com and the Trevithick engine is in the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea. So we can arrange a small informal meeting at any time from 13th July onwards, entirely at your convenience because you are travelling so far.

In a message dated 06/06/2017 13:01:20 GMT Daylight Time, steve.bannister writes:

Hello Myron. I did need to make my air reservations to preserve pricing, but I reserved quite a bit of time to meet with you et al. I travel through London on July 7 on my way to Manchester. I plan to meet with friends/colleagues in London for a day before taking a train to Manchester.

The Manchester conference concludes on the 12th, and I plan to travel south by train to meet with you, so that can be anytime from the 13th on. I return to the US via London on the 17th. I will explore other English historical spots as time allows.

Very best,

Steve

Steve Bannister Stephen C. Bannister, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Economics University of Utah

On 6/6/2017 12:43 AM, EMyrone wrote:

It will be a pleasure to meet him. You could set up lecture demonstrations in the Patti Theatre. Craig Cefn Parc had Hendy and Nixon drift mines into the eleven foot Craigola seam of steam coal. I gave Steve Bannister a lump of steam coal to mark the end of the first industrial revolution. The second one will depend on energy from spacetime, and it must be introduced as soon as possible. My entire family were coal miners for four generations and more. There is a film of Craig Cefn Parc on the net, the first to appear there is my late cousin Marbeth, then my late Uncle Wil covered in coal dust. There were frequent accidents and the mines are described in Autobiography Volume One. It was a far more knowledgeable and cultured environment than the current faceless car stuffed suburb, and nearly all fluently Welsh speaking. There was no crime of any kind, in great contrast to now, where the police are unable to deal with crime. Crime is imported from the nearby Morriston estates. Linda Frame, a community councillor, lives in the former winding house. My great grandfather Tommy Thomas Jones was in charge of the winding gear, and my grandfther Thomas Elim Havard-Jones, Head Deacon, was a dram engineer an collier. WhenI have teh precise dates I can make bookings at the Craiug y Nos Hotel, owned by my ancestor, the inudstrialist Morgan Morgan, the Squire of Glyn Tawe, from 1886 to 1888 at the height of the first industrial revolution. My ancestral cousin Lord Tudor Watkins, Labour M. P. for many years, and a life peer, was also a coal miner. I was recently told by an ineluctable sage that I could not be a Gentleman because I am the son of a coal miner. All the coal miners were members of the Aristocracy. They worked honestly in very dangerous conditions, and rarely if ever committed any crime. They were all fluently Welsh speaking. As a matter of fact, all the Morgan Aubrey Family are members of the Gentry, and have been for several hundred years. My own rank is Squire or Armiger, equivalent to Laird in Scotland, and I took the title of Arglwydd Glyn Tawe a Gwyr, after my ancestors, the Lords of Glyn Tawe and Gower. Unlike some people who pretended to have been coal miners to get a couple of votes, I am from a real coal mining family. I was told by my family to keep out of the coal mines, and work hard at school and university. This was true all over South Wales as we all know. So I became the first Ph. D. and D. Sc. in the history of Mawr, and the first Welsh speaking Civil List Pensioner. Similarly the slate workers of North Wales were told much the same thing. Many of them were descended form Princes, as I am.

In a message dated 05/06/2017 21:08:11 GMT Daylight Time, writes:

Let me know the arrangements so that I can check with Trevor. He usually visits S.Wales some time in the summer to see family. He worked in coal mines in the Craig Cefn Parc area when a youngster I believe and would like to meet you. I will bring him some other time in the summer if he can’t be there when Steve visits

By the way, I came across this link:

http://aias.au.dk/about-aias/

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Discussion of 380(5)

June 29, 2017

This is exactly what is needed, and congratulations! It is the required solution of seven equations in seven unknowns with sensible assumptions. This is the required general method that can be used for any problem and it will be very interesting to graph the solutions, and other types of solution. I think that this is another significant step forward in progress. It means that the spin connection is no longer an unknown, a key development.

To: EMyrone@aol.com
Sent: 29/06/2017 11:32:54 GMT Daylight Time
Subj: Re: Discussion of 380(5)

I programmed all these 7 equations. Then I made the assumptions

Q is a wave only in X direction
and
omega_0 is only a fuction of t.
(section 2.1). Then follows for example

omega_z / k_z = omega_0 / beta,
omega_y / k_y = omega_0 / beta.

In section 2.2, I assumed
bold omega = [0, 0, kappa] = const.
and
omega_0 is only a fuction of t.

This reduces the equations significantly to the set i28/o28 (see protocol). The additional assumption of a rotating Q vector (i31) with a special Z dependence then leads to the equation set i32. Here we can set

omega_0 = beta

and the result for bold cap Omega can be rewritten with a trigonometric theorem to the form o35. This is a vector with phase difference of pi/2 between X and Y component, i.e. a rotating field as desired. Converted to electromagnetism, this should be a proof that it is possible to obtain a constant spin connection omega by a rotationg magnetic field. A very special vector potential is required, but this should not matter when the magnetic field is generated directly.

I will also check what comes out with 2 waves in X and Y direction.

Horst

Am 29.06.2017 um 10:02 schrieb EMyrone:

This is very good progress by Maxima. Off the cuff, I should think that a combination of equations such as Eq. (65) would be needed for a rotating magnetic field. Can Maxima solve the general problem:

del B = 0

curl E + partial B / partial t = 0

B = curl A – omega x A

E = – partial A / partial t – omega sub 0 A

plus the antisymmetry equations (68) to (70)? Your problem would then be a special case of the general solution, and you could design any magnetic field of relevance. It may also be possible for Maxima to give the general solution of Eq. (6), which comes from the Faraday law of induction for gravitation. The Gauss law del omega = 0 leads to Eq. (5). So Eqs. (5) and (6) are the homogeneous laws of gravitation expressed in terms of potentials and spin connections. Eq. (6) for electromagnetism is found by replacing Q by A. You could try assuming a plane wave solution for A, and find the spin connection from the antisymmetry laws. I will have a look at this by hand.

To: EMyrone
Sent: 29/06/2017 07:43:25 GMT Daylight Time
Subj: Re: 380(5): Example Solution, the Spin Connection as the Wave Four Vector.

The assumed solution of eqs.(21-23) , eq.(27), is even the general solution. Maxima says:
The diff. eq.

has the general solution:
.

An interesting result is than a constant omega (eq.76) can be constituted from oscillating A and B fields (71) and (79/80). A technically more interesting case would be to have a rotating B field in the XY plane:

B_X = B_0 cos(omega t)
B_Y = B_0 sin(omega t)
B_Z = 0

Is it possible to construct this in a similar way? If a Z dependence of type

cos (ometa t – kappa Z)

remains, it would be important to determine kappa in a way that the variation in Z is small. This requirement collides with eq.(39) where we need a large kappa to obtain a significang spin connection.

Horst

Am 28.06.2017 um 15:45 schrieb EMyrone:

This note gives an example solution with the spin connection as the wave four vector, both for electromagnetism and gravitation. The magnetic flux density is a travelling wave in the j axis, and the electric field strength is a travelling wave in the i axis. These hand calculations should be checked with computer algebra as usual. The computer can also be used to give the most general possible solution, and that would be very useful for an infinite number of problems in the physical sciences and engineering.

380(4).pdf

Types of equations derived from field equations

June 29, 2017

Excellent progress, if we get good results we could discuss them at the July conference by skype. There has been tremendous progress recently, and the interest in the ECE2 papers is at a record high. They are being read 60,482 times a year off combined sites. The early morning reports give details for each paper. “Principles of ECE” is being read 6,056 times a year off combined sites, so is already a “best seller”.

To: EMyrone@aol.com
Sent: 29/06/2017 07:56:38 GMT Daylight Time
Subj: types of equations derived from field equations

In total there can be obtained 4 sets of equations from the field
equations of gravitation or electromagnetism. We can choose

1) either Faraday law or Ampere-Maxwell law,
2) either E field with A and omega_0 or E field with phi and bold
omega,
plus Gauss law in all cases.

This gives four combinations. For wave-like solutions the Faraday law
seems to be more suited because it does not contain charge currents. I
will try to program a general mechanism for the case in note 380(4) so
that we can see how the equations look like if some variables are chosen
in a special way. The general solution requires FEM methods because of
the occurence of partial diff. eqs.

Horst

Discussion of 380(5)

June 29, 2017

This is very good progress by Maxima. Off the cuff, I should think that a combination of equations such as Eq. (65) would be needed for a rotating magnetic field. Can Maxima solve the general problem:

del B = 0

curl E + partial B / partial t = 0

B = curl A – omega x A

E = – partial A / partial t – omega sub 0 A

plus the antisymmetry equations (68) to (70)? Your problem would then be a special case of the general solution, and you could design any magnetic field of relevance. It may also be possible for Maxima to give the general solution of Eq. (6), which comes from the Faraday law of induction for gravitation. The Gauss law del omega = 0 leads to Eq. (5). So Eqs. (5) and (6) are the homogeneous laws of gravitation expressed in terms of potentials and spin connections. Eq. (6) for electromagnetism is found by replacing Q by A. You could try assuming a plane wave solution for A, and find the spin connection from the antisymmetry laws. I will have a look at this by hand.

To: EMyrone@aol.com
Sent: 29/06/2017 07:43:25 GMT Daylight Time
Subj: Re: 380(5): Example Solution, the Spin Connection as the Wave Four Vector.

The assumed solution of eqs.(21-23) , eq.(27), is even the general solution. Maxima says:
The diff. eq.

has the general solution:
.

An interesting result is than a constant omega (eq.76) can be constituted from oscillating A and B fields (71) and (79/80). A technically more interesting case would be to have a rotating B field in the XY plane:

B_X = B_0 cos(omega t)
B_Y = B_0 sin(omega t)
B_Z = 0

Is it possible to construct this in a similar way? If a Z dependence of type

cos (ometa t – kappa Z)

remains, it would be important to determine kappa in a way that the variation in Z is small. This requirement collides with eq.(39) where we need a large kappa to obtain a significang spin connection.

Horst

Am 28.06.2017 um 15:45 schrieb EMyrone:

This note gives an example solution with the spin connection as the wave four vector, both for electromagnetism and gravitation. The magnetic flux density is a travelling wave in the j axis, and the electric field strength is a travelling wave in the i axis. These hand calculations should be checked with computer algebra as usual. The computer can also be used to give the most general possible solution, and that would be very useful for an infinite number of problems in the physical sciences and engineering.

Visit by Dr. Stephen Bannister, University of Utah – updated

June 29, 2017

Looks as if the best course of action is to book in to one of the hotels close to the Marina, and I can meet you there to discuss progress, especially UFT311, UFT321 and UFT364. This can be combined with a visit to see the Trevithick steam engine in the Marina. Gareth has to go to Gloucester at about that time. It would be convenient if one or two other locals could join the meeting. It is a very long journey from Utah and Steve could also talk about his Thesis on the second industrial revolution. He is assistant professor in the University of Utah. Alternatively skype can be used. Steve and I will be in one location, and others can skype in. Notably Horst Eckardt, who could talk about ES, and Doug Lindstrom, who could talk about LENR. These opportunities are few and far between. Anyone else is welcome to skype in.

To: EMyrone@aol.com
Sent: 28/06/2017 17:10:11 GMT Daylight Time
Subj: Re: Visit by Dr. Stephen Bannister, University of Utah – updated

Hello Myron. I think I will now travel to Swansea on Thursday the 13th. This will give me two full days in your area, Friday and Saturday, heading back to Heathrow on Sunday. Please arrange the meetings at everyone’s convenience in that window.

I think I will stay in Swansea. I checked the National Maritime Museum site, and it says that are open 10–5 daily. I have emailed them to confirm.

Steve

Steve Bannister Stephen C. Bannister, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Economics University of Utah

On 6/28/2017 1:40 AM, EMyrone wrote:

I will be delighted to see you at your convenience! Gareth Evans and Trevor Morris are scheduled to attend. Any others are welcome. Larisa is attending a wedding and having medical treatment and I don’t think she will be back by the 16th. However we can talk to her by skype from here. It might be best to arrange a meeting here or at Craig y Nos Castle Hotel. This is three star with good food. I can drive you there from the station. Otherwise there are hotels on the Marina close to the Maritime Museum, so you can be sure to see the Trevithick engine this time. We all look forward to seeing you!

Reply-to: steve.bannister
To: EMyrone
Sent: 28/06/2017 01:56:14 GMT Daylight Time
Subj: Re: Visit by Dr. Stephen Bannister, University of Utah

Hello Myron. Here is my current thinking. I will train to Swansea on Friday the 14th, and explore Swansea until Sunday the 16th. I hope we can find time to meet; I would be delighted to invite you and your wife to dinner at some nice place if you would enjoy that.

Given no group meeting, I think it will make sense for me to find a hotel in Swansea.

Steve

Steve Bannister Stephen C. Bannister, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Economics University of Utah

On 6/6/2017 6:13 AM, EMyrone wrote:

Any date from 13th July onwards is convenient. The Craig y Nos Castle Hotel is on www.craigynoscastle.com and the Trevithick engine is in the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea. So we can arrange a small informal meeting at any time from 13th July onwards, entirely at your convenience because you are travelling so far.

In a message dated 06/06/2017 13:01:20 GMT Daylight Time, steve.bannister writes:

Hello Myron. I did need to make my air reservations to preserve pricing, but I reserved quite a bit of time to meet with you et al. I travel through London on July 7 on my way to Manchester. I plan to meet with friends/colleagues in London for a day before taking a train to Manchester.

The Manchester conference concludes on the 12th, and I plan to travel south by train to meet with you, so that can be anytime from the 13th on. I return to the US via London on the 17th. I will explore other English historical spots as time allows.

Very best,

Steve

Steve Bannister Stephen C. Bannister, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Economics University of Utah

On 6/6/2017 12:43 AM, EMyrone wrote:

It will be a pleasure to meet him. You could set up lecture demonstrations in the Patti Theatre. Craig Cefn Parc had Hendy and Nixon drift mines into the eleven foot Craigola seam of steam coal. I gave Steve Bannister a lump of steam coal to mark the end of the first industrial revolution. The second one will depend on energy from spacetime, and it must be introduced as soon as possible. My entire family were coal miners for four generations and more. There is a film of Craig Cefn Parc on the net, the first to appear there is my late cousin Marbeth, then my late Uncle Wil covered in coal dust. There were frequent accidents and the mines are described in Autobiography Volume One. It was a far more knowledgeable and cultured environment than the current faceless car stuffed suburb, and nearly all fluently Welsh speaking. There was no crime of any kind, in great contrast to now, where the police are unable to deal with crime. Crime is imported from the nearby Morriston estates. Linda Frame, a community councillor, lives in the former winding house. My great grandfather Tommy Thomas Jones was in charge of the winding gear, and my grandfther Thomas Elim Havard-Jones, Head Deacon, was a dram engineer an collier. WhenI have teh precise dates I can make bookings at the Craiug y Nos Hotel, owned by my ancestor, the inudstrialist Morgan Morgan, the Squire of Glyn Tawe, from 1886 to 1888 at the height of the first industrial revolution. My ancestral cousin Lord Tudor Watkins, Labour M. P. for many years, and a life peer, was also a coal miner. I was recently told by an ineluctable sage that I could not be a Gentleman because I am the son of a coal miner. All the coal miners were members of the Aristocracy. They worked honestly in very dangerous conditions, and rarely if ever committed any crime. They were all fluently Welsh speaking. As a matter of fact, all the Morgan Aubrey Family are members of the Gentry, and have been for several hundred years. My own rank is Squire or Armiger, equivalent to Laird in Scotland, and I took the title of Arglwydd Glyn Tawe a Gwyr, after my ancestors, the Lords of Glyn Tawe and Gower. Unlike some people who pretended to have been coal miners to get a couple of votes, I am from a real coal mining family. I was told by my family to keep out of the coal mines, and work hard at school and university. This was true all over South Wales as we all know. So I became the first Ph. D. and D. Sc. in the history of Mawr, and the first Welsh speaking Civil List Pensioner. Similarly the slate workers of North Wales were told much the same thing. Many of them were descended form Princes, as I am.

In a message dated 05/06/2017 21:08:11 GMT Daylight Time, writes:

Let me know the arrangements so that I can check with Trevor. He usually visits S.Wales some time in the summer to see family. He worked in coal mines in the Craig Cefn Parc area when a youngster I believe and would like to meet you. I will bring him some other time in the summer if he can’t be there when Steve visits

By the way, I came across this link:

http://aias.au.dk/about-aias/

Sent from my Samsung device

Wind 13.55%, 1 – 26 mph, Wales 2 – 18 mph, 0754 local time

June 29, 2017

The wind speed in the Betws area now is 2 mph, so the derelict turbines are producing nothing at all except ugliness, as they rotate like bones in the wind, bleached white. This is because it takes 9 mph to start them. The Mynydd y Gwair fiasco will produce the same skeletal result. All is out of control, the exigency of the machine rules humankind. Trevithick would have thought this wildly insane. Solar is negligible at 1.34% of electricity production, and hydro is a useless 1.00%. The most wind is in the Shetlands, and there is fierce opposition to wind turbines there. www.nowind.org.uk describes an organized national opposition to wind turbine in the countries of Britain, with many devastating arguments against them. My year long daily analysis shows that they completely useless in this area, and probably in most areas.

Daily Report 27/6/17

June 29, 2017

The equivalent of 83,088 printed pages was downloaded (302.938 megabytes) from 2,089 memory files downloaded (hits) and 397 distinct visits each averaging 3.7 memory pages and 6 minutes, printed pages to hits ratio of 39.77, top referrals total 2,254,450, main spiders Google, MSN and Yahoo. Top ten 2309, Collected ECE2 2257, Collected Evans Morris 891, Collected scientometrics 627, Barddoniaeth 471, Autobiography volumes one and two 463, Evans Equations 364(est), F3(Sp) 235, Principles of ECE 231, CEFE 169, Collected Eckardt / Lindstrom 149, UFT88 95, PECE 82, Engineering Model 77, Collected Proofs 71, CV 66, ECE2 64, SCI 49, 83Ref 46, MJE 44, Llais 37, UFT311 37, PLENR 23, UFT321 22, UFT313 22, UFT314 42, UFT315 40, UFT316 29, UFT317 29, UFT318 21, UFT319 38, UFT320 23, UFT322 39, UFT323 33, UFT324 31, UTF325 39, UFT326 17, UFT327 17, UFT328 44, UFT329 33, UFT330 18, UFT331 43, UFT332 26, UFT333 13, UFT334 26, UFT335 31, UFT336 32, UFT337 17, UFT338 21, UFT339 13, UFT340 28, UFT341 33, UFT342 29, UFT343 36, UFT344 44, UFT345 45, UFT346 36, UFT347 46, UFT348 37, UFT349 44, UFT351 47, UFT352 75, UTF353 40, UFT354 46, UFT355 42, UFT356 52, UFT357 53, UFT358 63, UFT359 43, UFT360 31, UFT361 28, UFT362 40, UFT363 48, UFT364 53, UFT365 25, UFT366 64, UFT367 26, UFT368 47, UFT369 25, UFT370 25, UFT371 24, UFT372 43, UFT373 25, UFT374 34, UFT375 22, UFT376 15, UFT377 32, UFT378 36, UFT379 18 to date in June 2017. University of Western Australia UFT33; Free University of Berlin UFT139; University of California Berkeley UFT177; Pohang University of Science and Technology South Korea Engineering Model; Wayback Machine spidering (www.archive.org); University of Warwick Scientometrics. Intense interest all sectors, updated usage file attached for June 2017.

 

Statistics for aias.us aias.us – June 2017 – URL

June 29, 2017

Usage Statistics for aias.us aias.us – June 2017 – URL

Relation to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President

June 28, 2017

FDR was descended from my ancestor, Y Tywysog Bleddyn ap Maenarch Brycheiniog, son in law of Tewdwr Mawr ap Cadell, Brenin Deau Cymru, ancestor of Henry VII Tudor. FDR was descended through Trahaearn ap Gwgon Arglwydd Glyn Tawe, (1130 – 1175) who was murdered by Guillaume de Briouze, Lord Nramber, Norman Lord of Brecon County, in the Fenni massacre of Christmas Day 1175. I am descended from Cydifor ap Gwgon (born 1133). FDR’s line descends through Sir Dafydd Gam ap Llewelyn ap Hywel and Sir William Gruffudd, who married Sia^n (Jane) Stradling. There is a famous Marwnad Si^an Stradling by Tudur Aled, which I first read in Blodeugerdd Cerddi Cymru by Prof. Sir Thomas Parry (The Oxford Book of Welsh Verse). I have translated part of it on this blog:

“Cilio’r lloer, cloi’r llan
Cyfrif rhif a rhan”

This is one of the most brilliant and powerful elegies of the Welsh language. The other famous elegy is by Gruffudd ab yr Ynad Coch to my ancestral cousin Llewelyn ap Gruffudd, Prince of Wales. That was written in about 1283. I translate and work some famous lines of Gruffudd ab yr Ynad Coch (Gruffudd son of the Red Haired Judge) in my sonnet “The Ice Man” in “New Poetry”, my third book of poetry, upon which I am working now. I attach what has been written so far. As for my other books of poetry it is in both Welsh and English. My natural dialect is the Swansea Valley (Silurian) dialect, which is being conserved by scholars. FDR was of course a cultured man, a Harvard graduate, and I visited his home at Hyde Park.

afamilylinesrelationtofranklindelanoroosevelt.ZIP

Greeting to Kerry Pendergast

June 28, 2017

Very good to hear from Kerry Pendergast, who is welcome to meet Steve Bannister if he wishes. I didn’t realize that Kerry lived so close to Merthyr Tydfil. Crawshay had a bet of 500 guineas that the engine wouldn’t work, but it did. It burst a valve or similar on the way back, but delivered all the iron. So we have, to the tune of Y Mochyn Du (The Black Pig):

Crawshay’s bailey had an engine,
But his engine wouldn’t go,
So he pulled it on a string,
All the way to Nant y Glo,
Did you ever see
Did you ever see,
Did you ever see,
Such a funny thing before.

O mor drwm yr ydym ni,
O mor drwm yr ydym ni,
Y mae yma alar calon
Ar ol claddu’r mochyn du.

O how heavy are we all
O how heavy are we all
We are truly broken hearted,
Round the the black pig’s burial pall.

or what was left of the black pig after being carved up for winter. I have a hook for bacon in this very room.

To: EMyrone@aol.com
Sent: 28/06/2017 10:47:16 GMT Daylight Time
Subj: Re: The Trevithick Engine

Dear Myron,

I took the Stagecoach X4 service bus from Brynmawr to Merthyr yesterday, which travels between Brynmawr and Cardiff every half an hour. It turned down to Merthyr at Dowlais top and passed the site of the Dowlais works and the site of the Pendarren works in quick succession on the steep hill before passing by Cafartha Castle in the space of just five minutes before it reached Merthyr bus station.

The journey took an hour by bus, but it only takes fifteen minutes by car from my house.

Cafartha Castle has a museum and a replica of the Trevithick engine stationary outside the entrance to the building.

Kerry

The Trevithick Engine

This ran from Pen y Darren to the Merthyr Cardiff canal on 21st Feb., 1804, the first rail journey in history. It used two hundredweight of coal on the journey. There is a replica in the Waterfront Museum which is situated on the Marina in Swansea. Its opening times are nine to five, I assume that this means weekdays. There is a contact for it on the web, e mail and telephone number. There is a Breos Park Hotel in Gower, but he knocked off my ancestor about nine hundred years ago, and it is fifteen miles from the Museum. There are several Swansea Waterfront Hotels.