History

Care home residents create weeping wall of 1,500 poppies

Residents at a care home are creating their own weeping wall of poppies to honour the fallen. The 1,500 poppies will go on display at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham ahead of Armistice Day on November 11. The spectacular tribute will be draped from one the upper windows of the Penybryn care home and […]

Adventurous couple Geoff and Ella celebrate 65 years of wedded bliss

The adventurous grandparents of a world champion sailor celebrated their sapphire wedding anniversary at a care home. Geoff Blore, 88, and his wife Ella, 91, marked 65 years of marital bliss with their family and staff at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham. Ella, has been a resident at the Highfield House Care Home […]

Rocks of ages from Anglesey on show

An exhibition featuring stones from Anglesey that pre-date dinosaurs by 250 million years will form the centrepiece of a unique display. The boulders from the earliest period of the Earth’s history have been collected by the talented artist, Manon Awst, and will be unveiled in the arts pavilion, Y Lle Celf, on the Maes at […]

The mystery of the missing Rubens inspired masterpiece at Soughton Hall Hotel

THE owner of a Downton Abbey-style historic hotel is trying to solve the mystery of a missing masterpiece thought to be have been from the school of the 16th century Dutch artist, Rubens. The giant oil painting once adorned an entire wall in one of the first floor rooms at Soughton Hall Hotel, near Northop, […]

Three generations mark time in a “magical” new garden

Residents created history when they buried three generations of memories and mementoes in a time capsule at a new community garden. The Mayor of Llandudno, Francis Davis and his wife, Sonia, cut the ribbon to officially open the garden, specially created as a place of relaxation and enjoyment for residents of Cysgod y Gogarth in […]

Spectacular Anglesey home of Welsh aviation pioneer goes under hammer

The spectacularly-sited Anglesey home of the aviation pioneer dubbed the Welsh Louis Bleriot is coming up for auction. One hundred and five years ago Captain Vivian Hewitt was the first man to fly across the Irish Sea, just three years after Frenchman Bleriot crossed The Channel. Years later, in 1930, he returned to Anglesey to […]

Colwyn Bay set to get into the swing with Forties Festival 

Two iconic planes from World War II will take centre stage in Colwyn Bay this weekend, as the town gets into the swing with its popular Forties Festival. The family-focused event on Saturday May 20 and Sunday May 21 celebrates the town’s strategic war-time role in keeping Britain fed, when the Ministry of Food set […]

Golden jubilee is a moveable feast

A national women’s organisation that began in the Bala area will be celebrating its golden anniversary in style thanks to a trailer company. Merched y Wawr marks its 50th birthday this year and a series of exhibitions is planned to mark the event. But transporting the panels which form the exhibition around the country posed […]

Appeal for memorabilia of Colwyn’s crucial role in war time food supply

An appeal has been launched to find memorabilia for an exhibition about of the crucial role played by Colwyn Bay in keeping war-time Britain fed. The town became home to the Ministry of Food’s HQ in World War Two with its head, businessman Lord Woolton, setting up his office in Colwyn Bay Hotel on the […]