History

Oh Myfanwy! Find out why Wales’ saddest love song will have you crying in your beer

Wales’ most famous and saddest love song has inspired a new beer. The song Myfanwy tells the tragic story of the unrequited love of a penniless young poet called Hywel ab Einion for a beautiful young noblewoman who lived in Dinas Bran castle high above Llangollen in the 14th century. The new brew, appropriately a […]

Hostage Terry Waite given a book called Great Escapes by his captors

Former hostage Terry Waite told how the Islamic jihadists holding him captive unwittingly gave him a book called Great Escapes. The revelation about the irony of reading material presented to him by his guards who were unable to speak English came during a speech to the Wrexham Business Professionals Group at the town’s Ramada hotel. […]

Historic twinning agreement writes new chapter in history of two famous castles

Conwy’s iconic castle has undergone the first stage of an historic twinning link with the ancient Himeji Castle in Japan which featured in the James Bond movie, You Only Live Twice. The mayors of the two communities have  signed an agreement in the form of an illuminated manuscript as part of an initiative which is […]

Historic agreement to twin ancient castles in North Wales and Japan

An historic agreement will be signed next month to twin two ancient castles – one in North Wales and the other in Japan. The arrangement to partner Conwy Castle and Himeji Castle, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is believed to be the first of its kind for the UK. The Mayor of Himeji, Toshikatsu Iwami, […]

Battle group plan massive splash at Colwyn Bay’s Forties Festival

A World War Two battle re-enactment group is set to make a massive splash at Colwyn Bay’s 1940s festival next month. The supercharged display will be put on by North West Military Collectors group (NWMIL), whose pyrotechnic experts strive to make the action as authentic as possible. As part of their explosive exhibition they plan […]

Prince Madoc American legend set to bring surge in tourists for North Wales

A surge in tourism for North Wales could be kick-started with a bid to capitalise on the discovery of America by Prince Madoc, says a business group. According to Welsh folklore, the adventurer Prince sailed from Rhos-on-Sea in 1170, on a ship built in Abergele, and ended up in Mobile Bay in Alabama – three […]