Beddgelert: AJM 1965-2008

Cwm Bychan near Beddgelert is a beautiful spot with a gushing stream, sweet smelling heather in August and views down to the Glaslyn valley and Portmadog.  By the path we found this beautiful bench and sat a while to enjoy the view.

The bench doesn’t give the full name of the person it commemorates.  Pushed in to the arm of the bench was a card to ‘Our Son’, so we have assumed AJM is someone’s son but otherwise this is a very private commemoration of someone who died very young.

The bench is beautifully made and fits well in the landscape.  Cwm Bychan is a wild spot and a shiny plastic bench would look out of place in this place.  The bench is well sited as a spot to rest and we were joined by a local runner.  We spent a few minutes talking to him while he recovered from running uphill before returning back down the valley.  We followed more slowly.

Looking down Cwm Bychan near Beddgelert

Looking down Cwm Bychan near Beddgelert

Three things will last forever Faith Hope and Love But the greatest of these is love AJM 1965-2008

Three things will last forever
Faith Hope and Love
But the greatest of these is love
AJM 1965-2008

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2 comments on “Beddgelert: AJM 1965-2008

  1. Paul says:

    You didn’t mention the bottle of port in the box under the bench. What a lovely way to remember someone. Here is to AJM.

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