Monthly Archives: July 2011

Unusual View of Gwrych Castle

Some nice pictures of the Castle appearing but this one is unusual. I’m not sure if originally it was a photo that has been enhanced or was a painting. The most unusual thing is that it is not from the normal … Continue reading

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Booing the Black Knight at Gwrych Castle

My first memories of Gwrych Castle were the jousting tournaments held there in the 1960s and early 70swhen I was young. A medieval ensemble played along as we booed the Black Knight. There was an opulence to the place in … Continue reading

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Charming 1960s postcard of Gwrych Castle

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Morfa Rhuddlan

We stopped to take photographs and buy a few small pearls from the “pearl-breeding river”; and while we gazed our fill at the mighty monument, we learned from a guardian that in old days a certain Lady Erskine hired the … Continue reading

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Home Guard Incident

I recently picked up a copy of The War Years, Personal memories of Pensarn and the Abergele area, 1939-45 by Robert J Griffith circa 2005. Some very interesting things are to be found in the reading which details his experiences in … Continue reading

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