Excursions – 2017
Saturday May 27th Full day Excursion to Mostyn Hall, Caerwys and Dyserth, Flintshire
If sufficient people book before May 12th we will try to get a small coach for this trip.
Assemble at the Park and Ride Car Park off the A55/A5025 Menai Bridge junction 8 (LL61 5YR) at 9.30am for the bus or to share cars to minimise parking problems.
Please assemble at Maen Achwyfan Cross NGR SJ 130788 (CH8 9DD) to arrive together at 11.00 at Mostyn Hall (SJ 148807 – CH8 9HN) where we will be shown the hall and its archives by Dr Shaun Evans (who lectured on the family last autumn). Cross the A55 onto B5122 for lunch at the Piccadilly Inn at Caerwys (site of the Elizabethan eisteddfodau)(CH7 5AW). We will look at the mediaeval town, then return to Whitford (SJ 146781 – CH8 9AN) to see the Mostyn monuments and Thomas Pennant’s and Moses Girffiths’ graves.
Finally we will travel via Maen Achwyfan again to join the A5151 and visit Dyserth Church (SJ056 794 – LL18 6ET) which has another 10th century cross and a fine 16th century Jesse Window.
Please book with Karen Pollock 01248 490792 or Karen@excellentdesign.plus.com
Saturday June 3rd Visit to Trefignath tomb, Parc Gybi and Penrhos, Holyhead.
2.00pm Leave A55 at J 2 and take road to Kingsland and enter Parc Gybi at new roundabout. Drive through to Trefignath tomb (SH258805 – LL65 2TR).
We will visit the tomb and then Jane Kenney will tell us about the excavations at Parc Gybi and bring some of the finds to show us. From there we will drive to the car park beside the Penrhos Tollhouse (SH 275805 – LL65 2JE). From there we will visit the ruins of Penrhos (home of W.O.Stanley) and walk around the headland under the guidance of Andrew and Jo Davidson.
There is no need to book, but for enquiries, contact Frances Llewellyn Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01248 364865.
Saturday June 24th Visit to Ty Fry, Rhoscefnhir, House and Garden (courtesy of Kate Barker)
Ty Fry (SH 517767 – LL75 8YT) is accessed from the A5025 Menai Bridge-Pentraeth road. Go to Rhoscefnhir and turn R, then L. Once on the drive, take Right-hand fork, leading to car park area (which will be signed). Then assemble at the front of the house at 2.00pm. Ty Fry was built in 1679 by Owen Williams as a long hall block with a staircase wing behind. In the 18th century the northern part of the hall was replaced and a new kitchen block built further north. The beautiful gardens have been developed by the present owner who will give us a guided tour and show us part of the house, showing us its history.
Please book with Robin Grove-White at 01407-710245, or email@example.com
Because of the size of rooms etc we must cap numbers at 35, so book early.
Wednesday July 19th 6.00pm Dinam Hall (courtesy of Richard Williams) and Llangaffo Church
Dinam Hall (SH452690 – LL60 6LR) is reached from the B4421 Pentre Berw – Newborough road, c. half a mile NE of the church.
Dinam was built in the late 16th century and remodelled in the 18th with some fine panelling surviving.
It was the home of the Rev Hugh Prichard who was a very notable excavator and recorder of archaeological sites in the late 19th century when agricultural development destroyed so much. His church at Llangaffo contains, in the church, the churchyard and its wall, a large collection of crosses and gravestones of the 7th – 10th centuries and must have been a major monastic site in the early Middle Ages.
Please book with Frances Llewellyn 01248 364865 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday September 2nd A walk through Rhosneigr and the history of the lure of the beach
Assemble at the clock in the middle of the village (SH318731 – LL64 5QD). There are plenty of places for lunch and car parking beforehand.
We will walk through the village to see its quite varied houses and hear of its history from Andrew Davidson. At the end of the afternoon we will visit Mrs Ruth Bennett Jones, whose grandfather was one of the developers of the new resort, in her fine house on the beach.
Please book with Jo Davidson 01407 720431 or email@example.com