Another article from the private blog:
Still on the trail into Alan Wilson’s & Baram Blackett’s (W&B’s) proposition that Christ and the True Cross came to west Wales (Pembrokeshire) I re-visited another location where one element in their story meets with our Ffraed for the second time.
I’d first journeyed with Ffraed to this place on Monday, 7th May 2018.
Y Ddraig Ffraed had skirted the great hillfort of Castell Mawr, passed by Babylon, sashayed at a spring and some big stones, twirled at a junction, and then looped to head south-east and across the Afon Nyfer at an exquisite fairy realm.*
Taking an ancient tree and flower-blessed trackway to the road just east of Crosswell, She set Her course along an old sheep track twixt Haverfordwest and Cardigan (now a minor road), and in a short while Y Ddraig Ffraed once again met up with the Afon Bannon – a name that W&B say means ‘River of the Empress’.
This spot also marks the border between the parishes of Whitechurch (Eglwyswen) and Meline, and this is recorded in the sidewall of the bridge.
I continued along the road, and then across two pastures to a little ford and bridge over the infant Nyfer. It was a beautiful day and after stopping for refreshment at the bridge decided to take some video.
(Both unlisted and shortly to be moved):
The ‘Empress Helen sites’ of the Pilgrim’s Cross at Nevern (video), Constantinople, and various locations on the rivers Nyfer and Bannon are all situated on the central flow of Y Ddraig Ffraed; who you know is named after the Great Goddess of the Isles, who became a saint.
23rd April 2020
* Under cover of the vi-ruse house arrest the fairy realm I visited has been massacred. I doubt they sought permission from those that matter. I wouldn’t want to be them.