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The Folly, Pontypool - Wales

The original Folly Tower was built by John Hanbury in 1765 on the supposed site of a watch tower reputedly established on that spot by the Romans.

On the 7th of July 1940, the Folly Tower was blown up by the Army, as the Ministry of Defence were worried it would be a useful landmark for bombers to target the local munitions factory at Glascoed.

After many years of campaigning, the Folly Tower was rebuilt and officially opened by HRH Prince Charles on the 2nd of July 1994.

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DSCF0004 MORNING FOLLY
DSCF0004 MORNING FOLLY
DSCF0029 AUTUMN FOLLY
DSCF0029 AUTUMN FOLLY
IMG_3049_MONO FOLLY
IMG_3049_MONO FOLLY
IMG_2001 FOLLY BUSH
IMG_2001 FOLLY BUSH
IMG_2006 FOLLY HAWTHORN
IMG_2006 FOLLY HAWTHORN
IMG_1999 FOLLY WALK
IMG_1999 FOLLY WALK
DSCF0014 FOLLY PATH
DSCF0014 FOLLY PATH
DSCF0001 SNOW FOLLY
DSCF0001 SNOW FOLLY
IMG_0033 SUNSET FOLLY
IMG_0033 SUNSET FOLLY
IMG_2003 THE FOLLY
IMG_2003 THE FOLLY