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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. […]

Tributes to Olympic hero Ken Matthews who has passed away aged 84

Tributes have been paid to 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 on Sunday at Wrexham Maelor Hospital after being taken ill on Saturday night at Pendine Park’s Hillbury Care Home. […]

Historic cricket club discovers W G Grace link as it celebrates 175 years

One of Wales’s oldest cricket clubs is celebrating its 175th anniversary this summer – and an association with a leading law firm which connects it to the legendary Dr W G Grace. Denbigh Cricket Club can trace its ancestry back to 1844 – two years before Grace was even born and ten years before the […]

Veteran Dennis, 95, to be guest of honour at special D-Day event

A 95-year-old D-Day veteran will be wearing his medals with pride at a commemorative event to mark the 75th anniversary of the largest seaborne invasion in history. Great grandfather Dennis Young, who now lives at Pendine Park’s Hillbury House care home in Wrexham, will be a guest of honour at the emotional event at the […]