Every now and again, a gem of a comment is sent in to this website. I’ve just received this story from Karen, the Lady of Gwych, in response to a post “Booing the Black Knight at Gwrych Castle”. Karen tells of her time as one of the cast of Jousters and Banqueting crew of the […]
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 view. Most postcards show the Castle from the front, but this is of the East […]
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 those days. In my teenage years, I worked for Mr Meecher who had the parking […]
MRS. HEMANS. (_To the Editor._) I have just been perusing in No. 16, of Chambers’s _Edinburgh Journal_, a short and incorrect sketch of that highly-gifted and moral poetess, Mrs. Hemans, “who,” the writer says, “first came into public notice about twelve or fourteen years ago;” whereas, her literary career commenced as far back as the […]
Further to my post showing the model train in Gwrych Castle. I was reliving the heddy days of the Castle when I came across this picture which shows how popular it was in the 50’s. I believe this was taken in 1951.
“Felicia Dorothea Browne was born in Duke Street, Liverpool, on the 25th of September, 1793. She was the second daughter and the fourth child of a family of three sons and three daughters. “Her father, who was a native of Ireland, was a merchant of good position. Her mother, whose maiden name was Wagner, was […]
Here are some photos of Abergele as we prepare to host I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! for the second time at Gwrych Castle in November 2021. Also, be sure to check out photographer Niall McDiarmid‘s exhibition Celebrity Town at Oriel Colwyn. Some of our town’s residents are given the celebrity treatment by […]