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B5105 on the Telly

Image of an old telly with link to YouTube video of B5105

We've made a film
about the B5105

A bendy road warning sign on the B5105

There are plenty of signs like this along the B5105.

Link to World of Pallets website

visit World of Pallets

just off the B5105

Visit the home of the Welsh Space Agency

Link to Telegraph Pole Appreciation Society website

You don't get telegraph poles like this any just any old B road.

And while you're on the internet, why not waste even more time by reading some poetry that doesn't rhyme.

S4/C Wedi Saith

S4C magazine programme Wedi 7

Martin Evans with S4C film crew Martin Evans with S4C film crew

My television debut came some years ago when, for some reason, the cameras picked me out in the half-time crowd during a Welsh Cup final between Wrexham and Newport County. I was stuffing my face with a meat pie at the time and was supposedly too ill to attend a family christening elsewhere.

Anyway, my real debut, when the people behind the camera actually wanted to hear what I had to say, came just a couple of weeks ago on a wet and windy morning in B5105 land.  I met the good people of S4/C's primetime magazine programme, Wedi 7 at the Foel Boncyn picnic site near Clawddnewydd.  The fact that the interview was to be conducted entirely in Welsh took me so far out of my comfort zone that one of my eyebrows actually fell off during filming.  Thankfully, through the magic of television editing, that facial malfunction was never seen by viewers. 

My interviewer was none other than Welsh singing star Meinir Gwilym which earned me great kudos amongst my daughter and her friends. Thanks also to Rhys the camera and Emyr the sound for helping me to get my story across. They were with me, filming and interviewing, for about 2 hours.  For the story, I did a Lucozade collection along just one mile of the B5105.  And amazingly, collected 41 empty Lucozades for the cameras. That's 41 lpm (lucozades per mile).  Beat that, B5113!

Martin Evans on S4/C's Wedi 7 programmeIt's a long time since I last watched anything on the telly from behind a cushion - that was probably something with Peter Cushing in it and I would have been about 12 at the time.  This time I was, ahem, considerably older, and it was me on the telly that was doing the scaring.  I had no idea I sounded like that.   Or indeed looked like that. But the show came and went, nobody wrote me any hate mail.  My friends and colleagues all saw it too, and they still seem to be friends and colleagues so it can't have been that bad. Anyway it's expired from S4/C's clic service now but thanks to the miracles of modern video-ripping technology you can watch still watch it via the magnificence of youTube.  

Lucozade Count

Counter showing total number of lucozade bottles discarded along the B5105

Winner, Most empty Lucozade bottles, 2010

Shortish 'B' Road Category


Got a corpse to dispose of or just an old sofa? Why not drop in to the Clocaenog - at any entrance just off the B5105 - and it'll be 30 years before anyone finds your late loved one..

A forest gate along the B5105 - ripe for some tip-top fly-tipping.

Friends of the B5105

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Where to Stay?

Fred and Marlene Winnebago and their enormous motor home

Fred and Marlene Winnebago (pictured above) enjoyed 4 star luxury during their visit to the B5105 last August. King size beds, lounge, kitchen, hot and cold running water, bathroom complete with shower and wc. Satellite TV and 3½ miles to the gallon in the enormous motor home they brought with them.

Great Laybys

A layby on the B5105
Another layby on the B5105