Here’s a set six of beautiful images from Karen Linley, from her own photographic archive. Here are some of the members of the Gwrych Castle Jousting company: the Crossed Lances of Abergele’s Gwrych Castle in the late 1970s. Beneath the photos is an essay by Karen’s daughter about her mother’s involvement in the Crossed Lances. […]
Abergele’s Gwrych Castle in the 1970s was a sight to behold. Regular readers will remember this fabulous photo of the cast of the Gwrych Castle Crossed Lances Jousting and Banqueting Cast by former member Karen Linley. Well Karen has been kind enough to send some more images of Gwrych Castle from her own photographic archive. […]
Boxer Randolph Turpin lived at Gwrych Castle Abergele in the early 1950s whilst preparing for his fight against Sugar Ray Robinson. Turpin met his second wife Gwyneth (née Price, 1925-1992) the daughter of a Welsh farmer whilst training for the Robinson fight at Gwrych Castle. They married in 1953 and had four daughters, Gwyneth, Annette, […]
Gwrych Castle is a fairytale mock medieval castle and 250 acre estate in Abergele, north Wales, which is registered as a Grade I Listed Building. Early years Gwrych Castle was built by Lloyd Hesketh Bamford-Hesketh (1788-1861) in memory of his mother’s side of the family. It was built on the site of a mansion called […]
Here’s a photo of the staff of Gwrych Castle Gate, Abergele, in the building’s very early days from the Dennis Parr Collection. Date unknown. It’s great that the gamekeeper holds both a gun and a gundog or two. It’s quite a warm pose for the time, with people putting their arms around each other’s shoulders. […]
Here’s a photo of Gwrych Castle Gate, Abergele from the Dennis Parr Collection. Date unknown, but maybe an eagled eyed reader will be able to give a rough date by looking at the car.
There’s a chance to be inspired by the surroundings while writing at Gwrych Castle on Thursdays. I don’t have the exact dates but there are details on this poster:
19/20 August 2017 at Gwrych Castle, Abergele.
Here’s a rare photo of Gwrych Castle workers in Abergele from the Dennis Parr Collection, reproduced with permission.
On 26 March, St Paul’s Abergele