Talk:Rhoslyn Cottage

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During the creation of the New Moelwyn tunnel, one of the professional tunnelers - Bob Le Marchant (that's me) and his wife Chrissie lived in Rhoslyn Cottage. It was previously last lived in in 1952, and so was a little primitive, but a happy place. Boyd tells of former inhabitants going a bit potty, but I felt that if anyone was haunting, it was me looking out of the upstairs window as others crept by. Two people made it possible for us to be comfortable there. One was Ralph Taylor, who gave us a surreptitious one plug electricity supply, and Norman Gurley who was always ready with a private train to ferry furniture and bigger things. Our water supply came all the way from the Old Moelwyn Tunnel, ostensibly to feed the toilets on the platform. Problems came in frosty weather when, if we hadn't thought to leave our tap running, it would be frozen for days. Having a poo meant going over the tracks to the station toilets, and a pee was --- well I learned a lot about shooting stars and satellites! I remember having an early morning watering of the grass wearing nothing more than a pair of wellies, when I became aware of a pair of red faced hikers showing an unnecessary interest in the timetable. Happy days! Bob. (talk) 20:54, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

If Bob reads this again could he please contact Jim Hewett (heritagejim at in the hope that more information can be given about boring the tunnel. Heritagejim (talk) 08:56, 13 March 2011 (UTC)