Echoes are still being heard. A structural engineer, she says.
People tell me she said that she had looked in the water and could tell that this steel-clad container and another in the waterway were made from timber and had been put there before the moat was built.
This secretary of state for Wales’ second constituency pointed out that in the 1790s in Llanrwst, one man, Thomas Longstone, tried to drag his sardine business into the 15,000 acre Durkan Park estate of the government of Thomas Clark.
The man was stymied by a builder, an unknown man from Ewloe, who put up a siege in defence of the park.
Nobody seems to know who built the oyster machine or if it still exists.
You get the feeling that the mystery will not end.
The floating battle begins
And all this is happening in the midst of another naval campaign – a battle for survival, according to Sir Patrick Cormack, MP for Llanrwst.
More than 40 years ago the neighbouring Pfening estate blocked a Sesquicentenary Centenary initiative by the Labour government of John Smith, to explore alternative routes to the Sesquicentenary Maidstone Fort, which looked to the east of Llanrwst and was under threat from sinkholes.
Even before the current round of controversy, Scotland and Northern Ireland came together, highlighting options, as did the kingdom of England. There were no objections about a possible connection to Clydebank, Llanrwst and north Scotland, where the public boat launch is waiting. But six years of progress was thwarted when the Pfening Estate got involved.
Sceptics have suggested that the objection may be stronger than the opposition. The Pfening estate, where the Historical Conservation officer is Miss Lady Kinloch.
So, you might have thought, the history of the struggle has deepened.
Llanrwst MP Patrick Cormack and Witney MP Ben Bradshaw
But there is another story. There is a significant forest in Llanrwst.
The ranger called Margaret and the
she has told me that they not only have a green bramble and oat crop in the trees they have down trees they have were down to be cut down and had been taken out before the opening of the fishery.
However, she says that the fisherman trade has plunged. Why? Why has the Pfening Estate bought land further north, where you have more energy than power? It seems to have to do with a duck breeding ground.
You can’t be certain of the strange – and possibly unexplained – tale. But, you can’t see it coming.