8   July. Evening visit to Bodryhyddan Hall at Rhuddlan. Over 40 members went by coach to visit the Hall and we were split into 5 groups led by very knowledgeable ladies who were very enthusiastic in taking us through the house, which is still occupied by the present Earl Langford who is 102 years old. The Hall is Grade 1 early 17th century listed house with 19th Century additions. Much historical armour is on show, together with furniture from the original house. The gardens were also visited for a walk in the evening sunshine.

13   August. Walking Tour of Historic Rhos-on-Sea. Our Treasurer Ian Reid led this walk starting at St Trillo’s Church on the seafront at Rhos-on-Sea. Over 50 members and guests turned out for the tour on a very pleasant evening. After an introduction, Ian led us along Marine Drive to Rhos Point which had been the site of Rhos Pier. Ian reminded us that the pier was still there in the early 1940’s. He also explained about the Fish Weir and the thriving fishing industry in medieval times. The walk continued along the sea front to the Cayley Arms and the railway that ran down from the Quarry at Bryn Euryn in the 1850’s. Continuing along the Cayley Prom, we heard about some of the Hotels that were requisitioned during WW2, returning along the promenade to hear the story of the Plantagenet’s capture of King Richard 2nd and of the Vicar of Llandrillo-yn-Rhos the Rev Venables -Williams before going down Penryhn Avenue where the trams ran until 1956 then briefly talking about Abbey Road before returning to our start point for the evening

10    September. Film and Talk on the History of Penmaenmawr. Ron

Watson Jones came along and gave us a double talk for the evening, firstly the Irish Mail Crash at Penmaenmawr in 1950 illustrating it with a re-enactment and the reasons for the crash through old photos and film. The Newsreels of the date brought this part to a close. He followed this with a history of the quarrying at Penmaenmawr again showing through photos and a film of the working of the quarrying and how the mountain was “moved”. He illustrated it so well with a film that he made in the late 1980’s of the scenery above the town and the change in views from the quarry. He ended the talk with a view of the large hole in the mountain from above. He believed there was enough stone in the quarry for the next 100 years to be mined.


 

 

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