It was such a nice day in my life when I got to mix Jude Shapiro’s BBC Radio 4 documentary ‘Where Once Were Farms’, which she made with Reduced Listening. The executive producer was Phil Smith.
Ian and Rhiannon O’Connor hoped to buy their first farm in the Welsh village of Cwrt-y-Cadno, to put down roots where they lived and to grow their family. But at the last minute, they were unexpectedly outbid by a London-based investment company who purchased the land to plant trees in order to generate and market carbon credits.
Poet Casi Wyn meets those living in the valley today to hear their concerns about the future and to consider the links to previous events in the history of Wales.
Litsen to the documentary here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m001l20g