Llandinam


Set between Newton and Llanidloes is the tiny village of Llandinam. Most motorists hurtle through it, chafing at the 40 mph speed limit, but those who take the time to stop discover a charming settlement, crammed with black and white half-timbered buildings, with a fascinating and unusual church on the hill, and a statue to David Davies.

Who?

Quite. The name "David Davies" is not exactly unknown in Wales. I myself know three people of that name; so why is this particular one singled out for a statue?

I'm afraid that the obvious answer is the only one I'm going to give: watch the film and find out - but perhaps I can give you a clue. He was known as "Davies Ocean" after his coal mine, the Ocean Mine.