First, I had to go to Hay to do some laundry as the coin-op is our second home-away-from-home (the first being the Waitrose in Llanfoist.) And even before that, I'm cruising up the mountains and realize it was almost 10 a.m. and I was almost at Tretower when it was to open. I couldn't help but stop. As I have posted before on our ancient home (here and here), I will only post pics that also have daffodils in them.
I had a really good talk with the Cadw (Welsh Heritage) expert at Tretower who explained that sometimes the same armorial could be used by different sons or descendants in the family by certain tweak like the number of points on the crown of a crest and whether pointing up and down. Heraldry is a convoluted subject. We covered many other issues of interest to those who love the history of the Vaughans. He confirmed my theory that Rhosier Fychan ap Rhosier Hen probably did not die on the field of Agincourt, the family latched him on to the glory of father-in-law, Davey Gam (Dafydd Gam ap Llewelyn). Roger probably contracted dysentery at the siege of Harfleur and died on a trasport ship voyage back across the channel. Still, the legends and the wall hangings are Tretower are still nice.
It is true that daffodil in Welsh is cenin pedr meaning St. Peter's leek. And, yes, there were daffodils near Roger Vaughan (1732-1797) and Elizabeth Powel Vaughan's (1732-1803) graves.
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|The Butter Market, Hay-on-Wye. No flyers, but daffs!|