The plaque has been placed high onto the front wall
of a terraced house in the street next to ours –
and is, in effect, a terracotta tile,
roughly a foot-and-a half by a foot,
with a raised border, and lettering
and numerals probably executed
by a gravestone mason, who maybe lived there.
The date inscribed is 1872 –
the words, first in English and then in Welsh,
‘Blessed are the meek. Matthew V.v’.
When the railways came in the 1850s
bringing the London-Holyhead line,