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Pentref Ganoloesol Cosmeston

Ar ddiwrnod gwyntog yn Ebrill 2013 bu disgyblion Blwyddyn 5 Ysgol Gynradd Cogan yn mwynhau cyfle adrodd straeon ac ysgrifennu creadigol unigryw ym Mhentref Ganoloesol Cosmeston, Bro Morgannwg.

Arweinwyd y grŵp o gwmpas y pentref gan dywyswr proffesiynol a oedd wedi gwisgo fel y cymeriad Henry Hogg y bugail moch. Bu’n eu diddanu gyda’i safbwyntiau a’i farn o fywyd mewn pentref ganoloesol. Yn dilyn y daith, gweithiodd y grŵp gyda Phil Carradice i greu stori fer a ysbrydolwyd gan eu profiadau.

Datgelwyd olion adeiladau carreg o’r 13eg-14eg ganrif gan y gwaith cloddio a wnaed gan Ymddiriedolaeth Archeolegol Morgannwg-Gwent yn ystod datblygiad Parc Gwledig Llynnoedd Cosmeston ym 1978. Arweiniodd hyn at gomisiynu rhaglen ymchwil hir-dymor.

Datgelodd yr Ymddiriedolaeth olion cymdeithas sydd dros 600 mlwydd oed, ac felly dechreuwyd ar brosiect archeolegol unigryw i adfer pentref ganoloesol Cosmeston. Mae pwysigrwydd y pentref yn deillio o’i faint gan fod y rhan fwyaf o gloddfeydd eraill wedi bod yn gyfyngedig o ran hyd a maint.

Mae archeolegwyr wedi cael y cyfle i gloddio dros gyfnodau hir o amser yng Nghosmeston ac mae’r gwaith cloddio hyn wedi arwain at adluniad ar raddfa lawn o bentref ganoloesol ar ei safle a’i sylfeini gwreiddiol.

Dehonglwyd a chyflwynwyd y gwaith cloddio gan archeolegwyr a Chyngor Bro Morgannwg er mwyn darparu darlun go-iawn o’r anheddiad a gafodd ei ddarganfod yng Nghosmeston.

Mae’r pentref ganoloesol a welir heddiw yn gwbl hygyrch i ymwelwyr ac mae wedi’i osod yn y flwyddyn 1350. Roedd hwn yn gyfnod diddorol mewn hanes oherwydd i’r teulu de Caversham roi bywyd newydd i’r pentref.

Roedd digonedd o bethau cyffrous yn digwydd – roedd y Brenin Edward III yn rheoli gwlad mewn rhyfel, gyda’r gwrthdaro yn erbyn Ffrainc (y Rhyfel Can Mlynedd) yn ei ddeuddegfed blwyddyn, ac roedd Prydain yn araf adfer ar ôl Pla Du 1348, a laddodd ymron i hanner y boblogaeth.

Enghreiffitiau o waith:

The Unusual                                                                             

One frosty morning as the wind was blowing through the rusty windows and doors leaving them ajar in the Cosmeston village at June.
Cold people were snuggling with their animals as black clouds were floating towards their village as vast yellow lightning strikes were damaging huts, bakeries, the land they and it was making people blind. As the lighting faded away one by one people’s fear faded away as well.
People ran out of their houses to check if it was still happening, but as they were going back inside their houses the ground was rumbling and grumbling. There was a man; a very brave man even if he was a swineherd [A person who looks pigs] called Henry, Henry Hog. As he came out of his hut he exclaimed proudly “I will find out what it is”. “How will he even do that?” Said the villagers concerned.” Fine then, tell us what it is, but you have a time limit…..um….maybe 3 weeks and if you find out and tell us in time you will have a reward of 15pennies or if you don’t you will have to……………..don’t worry anyway, will you go or not that is my explanation,” said the Lord respectfully. “I will go Lord,” Henry Hog said proudly. “What!” gasped the villagers? So he took his tools such as rakes, knife and a spear. He also took his armour with strong and heavy chains. So he set off to see what the noise was.
As he walked the grumbling and rumbling grew louder and he could see an orange speck growing larger as he stepped forward. It had been 2 weeks already and still Henry Hog did not find out what it is. He felt he was getting warmer and it was brighter and it grew louder. Then he headed to a great canyon. But how will he find out it is…………………….?

 

Rochan

Army of Wales

I woke up on a Sunday morning. And felt the smoke from bakery touch my face. I peeked
through the window and saw all the huts and the people rushing to get to work. When I went
outside I saw my friend Walter he was holding two buckets full of water .I heard him shout
“William get to work.”
Walter was wearing a yellow tunic. Walter and I were both looking straight up the hill
an army of welsh Soldiers  were formed up ready to attack.
William and Walter ran for their lives alerting all the other villagers. They looked
back and all of the villagers were imprisoned by the welsh army. I look around “was anybody left?” Then I heard the faintest murmur coming from in the hog house.. I went over to investigate when I was met by two small feet sticking out through the door…..

 

“Who was that?”……..

 

Mohammad

 

What life was like 1000 years ago

Wind blowing against your face, like waking up facing a big fat smelly pig breathing against your skin. Straw huts like little tasty cheese strings dangling down. The smell of smoke drifting in the air, like mist on a winters morning.

“Aaa” Henry hog, shouted. Whilst the pigs was cuddled beneath him. KNOCK! KNOCK! Henry opened the crocked door. It was the baker “Excuse me, your pigs have snook into my bakery overnight and eaten two loaves of bread!” “oh I’m terribly sorry” Henry exclaimed. Henry rushed down to the bakery immediately.

There standing right in front of him was the Walter the Reeve. “Sir how can I help?” Henry stumbled. “If you can start getting your pigs out of HERE! Also you owe the baker two loaves of bread” “But sir I  don’t have enough meat or money to pay him!” Henry protested. “fine ill pay  off the damage and bread, but you owe me like going into battle with me “The reeve
sternly said. “Deal!” Henry nervously said.11 months past and Henry was ready for battle, he learnt how to fight to heal and to protect him and his creature.

One month passed and they were standing on the muddy battle field, next to him was his apprentice Lewis, the battle started, both teams rushed towards each other. Arrows, spears all sorts came firing towards them, But henry still loved his smelly pigs.

Macy

The Lost Apprentice

 

The sun is shining the wind is blowing in the breeze rustling like a dog running through the bushes  of the lord of Cosmeston.
The Reeve Walter wakes up suddenly, to find one of Henry’s pig’s in his bedroom.
Loud shouts are heard outside . Henry is screaming, his pigs everywhere.
Walter run’s quickly out to find  Henry chasing his pig’s all through the village.
“Who has done this? “Shouted Walter staring at the mess all around him.
In the distance Henry can see into the morning mist of the road. As he stares at the swirling smoke, the cart of a stranger appears in the distance,  he recognises the face of his newest apprentice sticking from under a blanket, thrown into the back of the cart.
He had been kidnapped. But who had done it? And how could Henry get him back? He ran back to his hut and gathered his belongings ready to set off and find him…….

 

Harvie

The problems that happened in Cosmeston village

Henry hogs pigs were suddenly missing. Henry woke up and pulled on his dirty trousers and his lacy shoes .He did not put on his shirt and woolly coat because he slept with them on. Henry was half asleep when he discovered his pigs were missing. He ran like the wind down to the field down the other few huts and he heard a voice “ha ha ha this is going to be something funny.” Henry looked in the hedge but “nothing there” he said.

Henry was standing by the bakery when someone was outside. It was Jack ,he rushed in side shouting “Black death is coming, you know the plague I nearly caught it .”Jack went to scratch his head and he discovered he had black death !! He had a black swollen patch underneath his armpit. Henry ran to his hut, but he had no door so Jack ran through the door but henry found his back doorway only to find there was a dead end!

The wind was blowing through Cosmeston village like a gentle summers breeze. The huts were warming up as the hot fire and smoke were steaming up the celling .The sunlight was streaming through the slots of windows and doors like it was a summers day on the beach. The village fields were swaying side by side as the wind was pushing them. As you look up at the chimney on the huts the smoke was bursting out like it was going to explode.

 

Gabriella