… catches the worm as the saying goes. I was that early bird this morning leaving the house at a time that rarely sees me up and about. Leaving the house at 6.30am was necessary in order to beat the traffic, find the Welsh Assembly and perhaps more challenging still, somewhere to park.
Being reporter for the day I’d decided to follow up the latest on the campaign to ‘Save the Vulcan’. For anyone who’s missed what this is about the Vulcan is a Victorian pub that is due to be demolished in June.
The Senedd (Welsh Assembly to English speakers like me) was scheduled to discuss the petition that had been presented to them, hence it being vital that I found the Senedd. Actually found it very easily – it’s a very impressive building down at Cardiff Bay. With the sun glistening on it and its reflection in the Bay I was probably seeing it at its best so of course photos were in order.
It was an interesting meeting, with the petitioners speaking passionately about the need to keep the pub, and the Petitions Committee asking some very challenging questions. I interviewed the petitioners after the meeting – see the report on the adamsdownhere website later – see the photo of the people I interviewed now.
The reporting day was rather interrupted by 3 hours of lectures but working together David and I got a report together complete with audio and photos. David and I are on again tomorrow but the reporter’s blog will be David as we’re reversing roles.
I finished the day by joining the new public library (that’s a great new building too) to borrow some Adamsdown books with old photos, and then off to see John Sennett (the history man) again.