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The area around Loggerheads and Moel Famau is deservedly high on the bucket-list of anyone, today, wishing to experience the rural delights of North Wales. A generation still remembers when these parts were a place of refuge from Hitler's bombs on their hometown.

The summit of Moel Famau is a perennial favourite of mine. During 2010 I walked it several times. As always, my camera was always ready to capture, not just the stunning scenery but something of the people, often city-dwellers who came along to refresh the senses and connect their youngsters with the times of their own happy childhood.

In one conversation, a former wartime evacuee from Merseyside recounted his time at nearby Loggerheads and Colomendy, the regional crecreation centre sponsored by Liverpool Education Committee. Thanks to postal-orders from Liverpool parents, Colomendy's war-time staple, laced with humble brown sauce never tasted so good.

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