TAVARN TY ELISE & BYN'S PHOTOS (Byn's view)

Mae'n bont rhwng Llydaw (Plouie) a Chymru (Merthyr Tudful)/ A bridge between Brittany (Plouye) and Wales (Merthyr).

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Pub/Bar info.

Degemer Mat, Bienvenu(e), Welcome, Croeso i Lydaw ag i 'Tavarn Ty Elise'. Ambiance positive acçeptée, ambiance negative rejetée.
An hent /Route de Collorec
Bro Gerne/Cornouaille
29690 Plouie/Plouye
Penn ar Bed/Finistere
Breizh/Llydaw/Bretagne/Brittany
Twinned with Carrog in North Wales
All times are negotiable between 6am. & 1am., but
generally is as follows:
Llun/Lun/Mon: 11:am/11h > 1am/1h.
Maw/Meu/Mar/Tue: 11h > 1h
Mer/Wed: 11h > 1h
Iau/Yaou/Jeu/Thu: 11h > 1h
Gwe/Ven/Fri: 11h > 1h
Sad/Sam/Sat: 11h > 1h
Sul/Sun/Dim: 11h > 11pm/23h
(33)(0)229250115 (pub) leave message.
Mobile: 0699724935
bynwalters@libertysurf.fr
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http://patrimoinebreton.blogspot.com/

A little bar lost in the Breton countryside with a clay floor, wood burner, an eclectic music collection, Welsh, Irish, Breton, World, & pop/rock we don't have hip-hop/rap/techno, no juke-box or pool table. We do have real ale, organic artisanal beers and local farm cider, malt whiskies(Scotch, Irish, Breton & Welsh) and bourbons. Priority given to live music; Irish session the first sunday of every month, wifi, and an important football/rugby match now and again.
Coreff Ambrée: Pint = 5 euros, demi = 2 euros 50
Coreff Blonde Bio: Pint = 5 euros, demi = 2:50e
Coreff Blanche: Pint = 5 euros, demi = 2: 50e
Coreff Stout: Pint = 5 euros, demi = 2: 50e
Pint of cider = Pint = 4euros, demi= 2e
My photos of Brittany taken when I was out of work on sale for 5euros each.
T(ee)-shirts: 15e au bar; 20e p+p.
Bar games: draughts; chess; dominoes; cards; solitaire; backgammon. Extensive parking & large beer garden opposite. P.S. For the less discriminating of you I now sell burgers for 3:50e .

PLOUIE/PLOUYE, Breizh/Llydaw/Brittany/Bretagne:


(The original premise: "Mainly banter, slightly rambling reminiscences, a little bit political, slightly cultural and a touch of publicity for my bar in Brittany".)

Ambiance positive acceptée, ambiance negative rejetée.
(Positive ambience accepted, negative ambience rejected).
Le mot clé est 'convivialité' - 'Conviviality' is the key word.


Up in smoke

Regrettably my Pub 'Tavarn Ty Elise', a little bar in the Breton countryside between Uhelgoad (Huelgoat) & Karaez (Carhaix), (Bro Gerne) Finistere, Breizh/Llydaw/Brittany/Bretagne burned down in the early hours of friday February 19, 2010. Thirty years of my life up in smoke, but in spite of that the phoenix has risen again and the red dragon is back.

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Thursday, 11 February 2010

Dyddiaur/Deiziataer/Diary/Journal

Monday saw my first international visit of the year in the form of five members of the 'Bagad New York' who've come to Breizh/Brittany to play. For the uninitiated, a bagad is a Breton pipe & drum band. Tuesday was my weekly day off and I decided to head for Gwengamp/Guingamp, influenced slightly by having read about 'Le Galopin' on Facebook. I'd seen in the C.B.G.(Central Brittany Journal) that there was a bar restaurant in Callac run by some British people, I'd already tried to go there once on a sunday morning but it was closed; as Callac is on the same road I thought I'd give it another try, this time successfully. It's on the top of the hill on the square where I parked my car. On opening the door into the bar the landlord, or at least the barman, commented on the weather, in French; I ordered a coffee, in French, and was served and replied to similarly; I thought that I might have made a mistake, or perhaps he wasn't the landlord; standing at the bar were three people chatting, and on listening closer, I heard that they were conversing in English, one of them with an accent distinctly Welsh. I butted in, asked him where he was from and he told me that he hails from 'Porth', but is now living in Locarn, Porth is two valleys away from Merthyr in the 'Rhondda'. I hadn't made a mistake either because it turned out that both the landlord, who was the person who served me, & the landlady, at one time also lived in Porth, but she was from Caerleon. In South Wales, the Rhondda in the middle, from Swansea through Maesteg, Bridgend, Aberdare, Merthyr & Rhymney, all share the same accent, which is totally different to that of Cardiff, pronounced as in care. We got into a chat, as one does, about how things have changed, especially in Cardiff, and particularly in the old docks area of 'Tiger Bay', when he mentioned that the red bricked building that we see on the Welsh news was the coal exchange; now the coal exchange in Cardiff was where the first ever million pound deal was made, but it wasn't there, that is the Pierhead Building, the coal exchange is on Mount Stuart Square, I was there three years ago at Meic Steven's party to celebrate his 65th birthday, it was a huge event. The man could not be persuaded and then I wasn't so sure anymore. Anyway I think that I had about three ballons (goblets, which is less than a pint of beer, and six coffees (we drink pints & half-pints over there in Cymru, whereas we drink halves & goblets over here in Llydaw/Brittany), which was very fortuitous given what occurred later on. The pub closed about 10 o'clock, we all said goodbye, and each went his own way, I to Gwengamp. I don't know the town very well, it's mediaeval and not suited for traffic, with not an easy directional system: I managed to manoeuvre my way around the centre to the top of the hill, and as I was going along the road, dead ahead were blazing headlights blocking my way, what's wrong with them, I thought, until two personages with their blue uniforms got out and approached me, I wound down the window - "one way perhaps"? in French, "Oui monsieur"!, came the reply; "your papers please, what are you doing here"?, "I'm looking for the Galopin, I've read about it on Facebook", "I don't know where the Galopin is, blow into this", his partner offered me the machine and duly told the other that the result was negative, to which he, the partner, told me that the pub that I was searching for was in the street behind, that I would have to reverse to the roundabout, and that they would surveille the road; on getting there I turned left the Welsh way, immediately realizing my error, watched by two Gendarmes, I pulled back, turned right, found the pub which closes on tuesdays, then got lost again before re-discovering the centre. I parked my car and headed for an establishment that thirty years ago was 'Ty Jeannette' and is now the 'Glycine', I walked down some steps towards the river, at the bottom of which I espied a Guinness sign on the corner and two people smoking outside; the pub was lit up, so I opened the door into a smallish room with a bar in the corner, differently arranged from the last time I was there; I called a half of Guinness, speaking to the young landlord who told me that he'd only been there for four months. I drank the beer, left two bar stickers, said goodbye, made my way back up the steps and walked around a freezing empty, interestingly aesthetique town; it was about 11 o'clock, nothing else to do, I walked back to my car and drove home.

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Jean-Claude Dreyfus, & Merzhin au bar Ty Elise

Post-cards sent to pub/bar

The discoloration on certain cards is from the cigarette smoke and open fire due to having been pinned to the ceiling for many years.
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Bro Gozh ma Zadou

Meic Stevens - Rue St. Michel (leaning against my bar)

Glenn Devant le Pub/Bar Eté 2009

Those with an advanced musical aptitude who have trodden the clay floor

Jim O' Rourke; An Triskell; Glenmor; Youenn Gwernig; George Jouin; Liam Weldon; Jean-Yves le Roux; Alan Stivell: Dan ar Bras; Yann Tiersen; Davy Spillane; Meic Stevens; Paddy Keenan; Patrick Molard; Les Freres Morvan; Alan Simon; Tornaod; Lleuwen Steffan; Soig Siberil; Nolwenn Corbell; Steve Eaves (& Cerys Matthews, according to Steve's daughter Lleuwen Steffan); Gwennyn Mammen; Jackie Molard; Glenn le Merdy; Youenn Bihan; Twm Morris; Gilles le Bigot; Laurent Jouin; Eric Marchand; Pierre Crepillon; Les Freres Quere; Jean-Jacques Milteau; Rhys Harries(Trwynau Coch); Jean-Claude Dreyfuss (o.k. so he doesn't sing); Gweltaz ar Fur; Siân James; Derek Smith (Mabon); Gareth Westacott & Guy (Toreth); Plethyn; Yr Hwntws; Bernez Tangi; Gaby Kergoncuff; Louis (Lulu) Roujon; Louise Ebrell; Annie Ebrell; Jean-Claude Lalanne; Bernie Smyth; The Halby Brothers; Brian McNeill; Jamie McMenemy; Jean-Michel Veillon; Patrick LeFebvre; Fanch Landreau; Linda Thompson, from Fairport Convention; Mick Tems & Pat Smith; Peter Meazey, Susanne George and Stuart Brown (Mabsant); Dom Duff; Dedé Hellec; Michel Caous; Michel Clec'h; Ti Jaz; Anweledig; Kristen Nikolaz; Kern; Christian LeMaitre; Dezzie Wilkinson; Sean Corcoran; Jim Rowlands; Gazman; Maffia Mr Huws; Yvon Etienne; Iestyn ap Rhobert; Gafin Morgan; Côr Caron, Tregaron; Côr Seren Burma Star Choir, Abertawe/Swansea; Hastan; Fanch le Marrec; Katell Uguen; Katell Kloareg; Brigitte Kloareg; Fran May; Jamie Bevan; E.V.; Laurent Bigot; George Cadoudal; Re An Are; Mona Jaouen; Denez Abernot; Pat Kilbride; Aelodau'r Anweledig; Aelodau'r Mim Twm Llai; Aymeric; Matteo Cargnelutti; Jean Baron; Katelsong; Dik Banovich; not forgetting the Peruvian native American who made a point of calling in to play 'en route' to concerts in Paris, Berlin and London: Would those of you with better memories than myself please be kind enough to let me know who I've inadvertently left out.

Americymru

Americymru

Independence Cymru

Owain Glyndwr

Pan anwyd fi,

'Roedd gwyneb nef yn llawn o ffurfiau tanllyd,

A rhedai'r geifr o'r bryniau; a'r diadelloedd

Ddieithr frefent yn y meusydd dychrynadwy:

'R arwyddion hyn a'm hynodasant i,

A holl droellau'm bywyd a ddangosant

Fy mod uwchlaw cyffredin ddyn.

(Shakespeare: Henry IV)

Wales - W. Watkin Davies

Wales - W. Watkin Davies

Destiny of the Britons - Taliesin

 
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"If they decide to unite," he said, "they would be completely invincible. This nation would be fortunate....if they could accept one prince, and he a good one." - Gerallt Cymro (Giraldus Cambrensis)
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The result was that the king, Henry II, with his mighty army, was forced to retreat, and in his anger he blinded his hostages and burned the churches.

Putting the Record Straight

At a time when the vast majority of the French abandoned their fate into the hands of Marshall Pétin, many Bretons chose, and that as early as 1940, to go to England to continue the fight. At the end of 1940 the Bretons made up 70% of the resistance while Brittany only comprises 7% of the French population. The resistance went on to attract more and more men and women, yet at the end of 1943, only six months before the Normandy landings, the Bretons still represented 40% of the Free French. This is not to forget the resistance in Brittany itself, a vast uprising of the whole people, which retained many German troops in the peninsula, for these, had they been allowed to reach the Normandy front, would have pushed the Allies back to sea. It is also thanks to the Bretons that France, whose authorities had massively collaborated with Nazi Germany from 1940 to 1944, could recover her honour. The brutal repression which was triggered after D-Day against all forms of Bretonness, seems all the more disgraceful. Bernard Le Nail

Bethesda Chapel, Georgetown, Merthyr Tydfil

Bethesda Chapel, Georgetown, Merthyr Tydfil
Joseph Parry worshipped in this chapel as a young boy before going "off to Philadelphia in the morning". One day I received a note from Margaret Roberts, Emrys's wife asking me to volunteer to help to clean it out, which I was happy to do. Later on John Jenkins had an office there and I used to go down to see him for a chat at lunch time."

W.H.I.P.P.E.T.

W.H.I.P.P.E.T.

Richard Trevithithick Commemorative Plate

Richard Trevithithick Commemorative Plate
2004 Bi- Centenary Limited Edition No. 110 out of 200, a gift to me from Llinos Davis representing the school

The first steam locomotive to run on rails in the world, Feb. 1804

The first steam locomotive to run on rails in the world, Feb. 1804
Designed by the children of Ysgol Santes Tudful, Merthyr Ty(u)dfi(u)l

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Born Merthyr Tydfil, Cymru/Wales/Galles
Georgetown Infants,Queen's Rd.Infants, Penydarren Juniors, Cyfarthfa Grammar, Merthyr Tydfil
Sold ice-cream in Billy Smart's Circus, Merthyr Tydfil
Records clerk, Ebbw Vale Steelworks
Turner, Moss Gears, Merthyr Tydfil
Insurance salesman, Prudential, Merthyr Tydfil
Handyman, Castle Hotel, Merthyr Tydfil
Asst. Costermonger around the streets of Rhymni, Merthyr & Cwm Cynon Valley
Industrial painter, Mid-Glam C.C.
Storeman;night watchman;refuse collector;street cleaner;toilet attendant;brickie's,plasterer's,fitter's,
roofer's mate;Town Hall caretaker;General handyman, Rhydycar Leisure Centre,all with Merthyr Borough Council
Shop Steward;Political Ward Branch Secretary;Constituency Membership Secretary;National Delegate;Area Organiser Welsh Language;County Council Candidate;Election Agent, Borough Council;member of Merthyr Tydfil and Ebbw Vale Rugby Clubs;member of Gellifaelog Bowls Club;life-long supporter of Merthyr Tydfil F.C., founder member of extra mural Welsh classes; signed Merthyr's 'Visitors' Book' after Charles and Di; moved to Brittany in 1979, landlord of 'Tavarn Ty Elise';
voted in newspaper, person who comes to mind when one thinks of Brittany; more than one guide book refers to my Pub as an 'institution'; largest open air music festival in France conceived in my Bar. Helped to establish first 'Real Ale' micro-brewery in Brittany. Alan Stivell is my niece's godfather and my daughter's godmother is a daughter one of the 'Soeurs Gouadec';Yann Tiersen played in the pub;Jean-Claude Dreyfuss drank and acted in the pub for a video-clip.
For my Wedding, the Merthyr Express sent over its Chief Reporter Melanie Doel and her photographer boyfriend Robert Haines. Best Man to George & Marilyn Quirk; Usher to Mike & Rhiannon Jones. Pall-bearer to Erwan Kervella. Grandfather to Goulwen, Glen & Awena.

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Born Aug 3 1951, Merthyr Tydfil, Cymru/Wales.Moved to Brittany Sept. 1979.I run a rustic Bar in a village of fewer than 800h.Real ale& best whisk(e)ys.At the moment I'm occupied with photos, flowers and music. For more information look up my site & blog: http://crwtynrhifnaw.blogspot.com my story: http://taffawrnantmorlais.blogspot.com my photos:http://picasaweb.google.com/BynWalters    my photos: http://patrimoinebreton/blogspot.com    a.n.other: http://mymiscellaneous-bynbrynman.blogspot.com

 

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