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Welcome to the Bluestone Blog! Here you can read about who we are and what we do, as well as everything new and exciting that is happening in our area and much, much more. We’re open all year round, whatever the weather, so there’s always something fun and exciting going on at Bluestone – and we’re sure to be behind the scenes blogging about it! 

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What is the History of January

By Terry John

I should begin this blog about January by wishing you all a very happy and prosperous New Year - but I wonder how many people realise that by doing so, I am actually commemorating an ancient pagan Roman god? Read More

Standing Stones

The Magical Maenhirs of Pembrokeshire

By Terry John

Pembrokeshire has sometimes been called ‘the land of enchantment and magic’ and it’s true! Cynics may sneer, but within our county we have many large and ancient stones that were once believed to harbour supernatural powers…there were stones that danced, stones that healed, stones that concealed treasures or even marked the graves of outlaws and lovers and stones that mark the sites of forgotten battles. Read More

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New Years Eve and New Years Water In Pembrokeshire

By Terry John

In the past, Pembrokeshire people had many ways of celebrating New Year’s Eve and the New Year itself. Tenby’s streets were crowded with processions of people dancing the Old Year out and singing at the tops of their voices. Read More

Church Candles

The celebration of Christmas

By Terry John

Christmas is almost upon us and in homes across the land there will be a welter of activity as cards are written, presents are wrapped and food is prepared. It wasn’t any different for our ancestors. In fact, it may have been even more hectic for them as, especially in rural Pembrokeshire. Read More

Sheep on Hillside

The Drovers Roads of Pembrokeshire

By Terry John

November was, and is, a busy time on the farms in the parish of Newton North, where Bluestone now stands. Houses and outbuildings had to be prepared for rough weather during the winter. Chimneys were swept, for a shaft clogged with soot might be ignited by the constant fires burning on the hearths below. Read More

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