GLYN AND JAN TO FEATURE IN BBC DOCUMENTARY SERIES

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Cambrian News photographer - Dr Glyn Jones and his wife Jan will star in BBC show Border Lives next week

A DOCUMENTARY series looking at the lives of those living on the Welsh border will feature a well-known former Aberystwyth man.

The Cambrian News reported “The new BBC Wales series Border Lives, which is airing over five days beginning on Monday at 7.30pm, features Dr Glyn Jones, an agri consultant and Welsh Cob specialist famous for his Gwarchod Stud in Bow Street.

In 2010, Dr Jones – who now lives in Chepstow where he runs a B&B with his wife Jan – joined in a massive fundraising effort for Ceredigion’s appeal for the 2010 Royal Welsh Show by getting Welsh Mountain Pony and Welsh Cob studs to throw open their doors in Blaenpennal for an open day which attracted over a thousand visitors.

He was also well-known in the area for giving horse-drawn carriage rides.

His business is featured in the series, which aims to shine a light on the lives of those that live along the Welsh border.

Dr Jones said: “It was a wonderful and challenging experience being a part of the Border Lives series which celebrates life in Chepstow and at other locations along the Welsh border concentrating on Offa’s Dyke.

“Shining a light on those that live by the border, the series follows the diverse lives of a variety of people and we were honoured to share our own border lives with the BBC.

“From joining in the 950th anniversary of Chepstow Castle, the oldest castle in the UK, to the autumnal festivities on Apple Day, with our wonderful singing club the series illustrates the diverse and interesting cultural life we enjoy in Chepstow.”

The four-part series will explore the area from Montgomery in mid Wales to Chepstow in the south telling the tales of the diverse folk that work, play and live in the borderlands.

Beginning on Monday and continuing on Tuesday and Wednesday before ending on Friday, 8 June – the series will be available after airing on iPlayer” here.

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