History

Who lives in a house like this – wander round the home of a Welsh legend

The doors of the home of one of Wales’s greatest heroes will be thrown open to the public as Owain Glyndwr gets the Through The Keyhole treatment in Corwen this month. The miracle of modern technology will give visitors to the inaugural two-day Gwyl y Fflam – Festival of Flame – the chance to tour […]

Top sculptor draws attention to campaign to honour F1 hero and inspire youngsters

A framed drawing of Wales’s greatest ever motor racing driver has been presented to Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns as a campaign to honour his memory and inspire young people gathers pace. Tom Pryce was born at the former Trevalyn Hospital in Rossett and spent his early childhood living in the Hightown area of Wrexham and […]

Caring staff drive appeal to honour F1 racing hero

Big hearted staff at a care home in Wrexham have been helping drive forward a fundraising appeal honouring Grand Prix racing hero Tom Pryce. The energetic team of carers and friends of Pendine Park’s Hillbury House Care Home used pedal power to get behind the £50,000 appeal to erect a statue in memory of the late […]

F1 hero Tom inspires pupild at his old school in Denbigh

The remarkable story of Formula 1 hero Tom Pryce is inspiring the pupils at his old school in Denbigh to reach for their dreams. The youngsters in the two Year Six classes at Ysgol Frongoch were given a special treat when they were given a close-up look at a Formula Ford racing car like the […]

Small step for man but a giant leap for care home residents

Care home residents took a giant leap with a madcap celebration of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing – by transforming their lift into Apollo 11’s lunar module, Eagle. The wacky out of this world experience at Pendine Park’s Highfield House Care Home in Wrexham was accompanied by appropriate music like Frank Sinatra singing […]

Carl qualifies for world’s biggest competition for disabled carriage drivers

A 41-year-old Carmarthenshire man is riding high after qualifying for the world’s largest competition for para horse carriage driving. Carl Ward, a resident at Pant-Y-Cendy Hall in Abernant, near Carmarthen, will be competing against other carriage drivers from all around the country at the Riding for the Disabled (RDA) National Championships, to be held at […]

Funeral of Olympic hero Ken Matthews

A date has been arranged for the funeral of Olympic hero Ken Matthews MBE who has died at the age of 84. Mr Matthews, who won the 20k walking race  for Great Britain at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games,  passed away at Wrexham Maelor Hospital after being taken ill at Pendine Park’s Hillbury Care Home. […]