One black ox
, with a white cravat on - who even had to my awakened conscience something of a clerical air - fixed me so obstinately with his eyes, and moved his blunt head round in such an accusatory manner as I moved round, that I blubbered out to him, "I couldn't help it, sir
THE BLACK OX
High Street, Abergwili It may have reopened earlier this year as a gastropub, but the Black Ox
is still a popular watering hole among people in Abergwili and beyond.
The white ox has got all the pasture; the black ox
has nowhere to graze .
The Bank of the Black Ox
, eventually to become Lloyds-TSB, was established to protect drovers' earnings.
The festival is organized around a contest between two Ox groups: Garantido [Secure], represented by a white ox with a red heart on its forehead, and Caprichoso [Capricious], represented by a black ox
with a blue star on its forehead.
I got it rounding the Horn in rough trade, foul weather, lashed to the mast, loony as a snowbird, wailing, wailing like Ma Rainey for all those the black ox
has taken away - the little gray lady on the subway, the red Indian of the sun.
The first Drovers' Festival was staged in the town in 1997 in anticipation of the 200th anniversary of the Black Ox
On Saturday they will be guests at a unique drovers' parade, organised by the Welsh Black Cattle Society to comemorate the setting up the Black Ox
Bank by David Jones in the late 18th century, which later evolved into Lloyds TSB.
The New King George pub and Lolfa Lounge in Carmarthen have price guides totalling PS200,000; the Black Ox
in Abergwili is priced at PS135,000 and the Cresselly Arms in Pontargothi for sale at PS220,000.
Local drover David Jones grew so rich from his trade that he set up the Black Ox
Bank in 1799 and created cheques so drovers wouldn't have to carry money.
The Black Ox
Bank was set up by David Jones in Llandovery in 1799.
It is hoped the cashflow plan could be launched by as early as the end of the year in Lampeter, Llandeilo and Llandovery, with the banknotes' design possibly being based on that issued by the 18th century Black Ox
Bank - later incorporated into Lloyds Bank - set up by drover David Jones of Llandovery in 1799.