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BORDER VIEWPOINT        GWEL Y FFIN
SUMMER 2011

The viewpoint was officially opened on 11th July 2011 by the character of Thomas Savin[ aka Mr Richard Brazier]. Pupils from Bryn Offa and Carreghofa primary schools sang Mrs Savin’s praises. [Click for words!]

All present commented on the unique nature of the viewpoint.

The photos below start with the finished structure and go back though aspects of the work in progress .

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INSTALLED  1

INSTALLED 1

INSTALLED 2

INSTALLED 2

INSTALLED 3

INSTALLED 3

INSTALLED 4

INSTALLED 4

Mr Savin opens the viewpoint 11 7 11

Mr Savin opens the viewpoint 11 7 11

This Way

This Way

Towards the viewpoint from The Lion

Towards the viewpoint from The Lion

7July 2011 assembly complete Gideon pauses

7July 2011 assembly complete Gideon pauses

7 July 2011 assembling IN THE SUN (3)

7 July 2011 assembling IN THE SUN (3)

7 July 2011 assembling IN THE SUN (2)

7 July 2011 assembling IN THE SUN (2)

7 July 2011 assembling IN THE SUN (1)

7 July 2011 assembling IN THE SUN (1)

7 July 2011 getting to the site IN THE RAIN (2)

7 July 2011 getting to the site IN THE RAIN (2)

7 July 2011 getting to the site IN THE RAIN

7 July 2011 getting to the site IN THE RAIN

7 July 2011 getting to the site IN THE RAIN (1)

7 July 2011 getting to the site IN THE RAIN (1)

7 July 2011 getting to the site IN THE RAIN (3)

7 July 2011 getting to the site IN THE RAIN (3)

laying the foundation

laying the foundation

viewpoint mid June 2011

viewpoint mid June 2011

seat waiting for oak top

seat waiting for oak top

whole screen

whole screen

screen East

screen East

screen West

screen West

screen details (1)

screen details (1)

screen details (2)

screen details (2)

screen details (3)

screen details (3)

screen details

screen details

assembled screen with toposcope

assembled screen with toposcope

screen detail painted (1)

screen detail painted (1)

screen detail painted (2)

screen detail painted (2)

screen detail painted (3)

screen detail painted (3)

screen detail painted

screen detail painted

site Feb 2011

site Feb 2011

site Dec 2010

site Dec 2010

Site Oct 2010

Site Oct 2010

If you want to learn more about the history of Mr Savin - CLICK HERE

The Mr Savin Song!

Chorus:
Three cheers for Mr Savin
Who owned a draper's shop
Long life to Mr Savin
He's heading for the top

I started as a draper
The best in Oswestry
But draping is too fancy
So I changed to grocery
Chorus

I dealt in milk and sugar
In coffee and in tea
But that was much too easy
So I bought a colliery
Chorus

The coal that came from Coedygo
Was burnt in every grate
But mining was too dirty
So I thought I'd quarry slate
Chorus

Then as a hop merchant
A new life I began
But I soon tired of hopping
And became a railway man
Chorus

Three cheers to Mr Savin
His praises we will sing
Long life to Mr Savin
Now he’s the Railway King!

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