Suzanne Iuppa

The Well

'The well has a strong link with Aberangell's industrial past, when this village was a hive of activity with slate mining and saw mills. There were six village shops then!

'I have been told by older Welsh speaker the slate inscription (installed in the early part of the 20th century by former workers in the mills) reads: "Buzzard's Well, Carpenter's Pool. He is always ready to give refreshment". 

However the first phrase is translated by google as Butler's Well (Ffynnon Byseiri).

'The well is situated on the way into the village from a couple of 'big houses' and several villagers alive today did work in service. 

'The same route goes past one of the saw mills, so it would have been a place for a cool drink on the way home.


'Today many second home owners or incomers from the midlands don't know it's here. Don't notice it. Would certainly never drink from it! It's wonderful drinking.


'I have written about healing wells in Wales, so I am very interested.  For me, at the well the power is there, but secret.'

Suzanne Iuppa

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Suzanne Iuppa is a poet, community worker and conservationist living in the Dyfi Valley, mid Wales.

Her poems can be found in literary magazines including The Lampeter Review, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Dwell Time, Zoomorphic, Slipstream, The Lake and many others. She has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and the WoLF poetry competition, and Highly Commended in the Mother’s Milk Writing Prize.

She writes her first full collection with a very loud roosting goshawk for company. 

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