[MR] BBC: Siege Engines to Fling Again

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford mallardlodge1000 at gmail.com
Thu May 10 02:23:14 PDT 2018

Noble Friends,

Today BBC Wales is offering a brief video and story about the return of
demonstration siege engines to Caerphilly Castle. Could there be anything
cooler than seeing a full-sized trebuchet in action? See them work at
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-44059146 .

Imagine a conversation with the siege crew over an evening pint down at the
local: "What do you do for a living?" "I shoot trebuchets up at the
castle." What a dream job!

Sadly, the trebuchets are part of a "Disneyfication" project that will add
a maze and animatronic dragons to keep the tourists coming. (Sigh!)

Yours Aye,

Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge  🦆

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