Thursday, August 06, 2009

A very enjoyable evening at Rudry Village Hall on August 1

This was a successful evening, with over sixty people celebrating the first anniversary of Ruperra Castle Preservation Trust. Jant Wilding, chairman of the Trust welcomed everyone and Commander John Curteis, president of the Trust, made presentations to some of the expert witnesses to thank them for their appearance at the Public Inquiry. An explanation of the processes of the Public Inquiry was given and the Trust’s present strategies for finding a solution for the castle were outlined. There was plenty of food and drink - pear cider and 'peartiser' were again chosen as drinks in response to the name Rhiwperra - the hill of pear trees. After eating, the assembled company settled down to watch a preview of a DVD expertly produced by Tom and Monty Dart of Newport and narrated by Matthew Davies. It was entitled 'From Celtic Mysteries to Courtly Masques' and described the influences of Sir Thomas Morgan's early ancestors and his later experiences at the Welsh Earl of Pembroke's home at Wilton House, resulting in the bilding of Ruperra Castle..

As you will have realised there has still been no news of the results of the Public Inquiry. We will have to continue to be patient.

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