Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Open Doors Day with the Marcher Stuarts! Sunday 15th September

Hope you're all fired up for this year's Open Doors Day!
You must ring to book for your tea and cakes. 
Tel. no. 01656 741622 - that's the landline. The mobile works OK but sometimes cuts out - it's 07713 634854.
The tea is £5 per head and £3 for children under 12.
We have to know how many are coming so that the  excellent cake makers will have time to bake. 
We can take you on a walk to view the Castle but we can't go inside the grounds. A heritage expert will give you a talk by the entrance and you'll walk on the old drives to the castle. 
You can park at the Home Farm and sit in the Barn if you don't fancy walking.
There'll be plenty of notices to guide you to the Farm. Come on the Draethen -  Michaelstone road from the Hollybush in Draethen. The drive from the Lisvane road is not open for cars and is very rough.

Sunday, 28 July 2019

Wildflower walk Augusr 11th Snday

We're doing the wildflower walk again and hoping for better weather this time!!

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Discovering wildflowers, their healing powers, folklore and myth Sunday June 16th

Meet at Ruperra Home Farm Barn ready for a walk starting at 2 pm. Use the entrance by Ruperra House on the Draethen -Michaelstone Road.  Post code NP10 8GG
Once again the Rudry Lunch Ladies will serve biscuits and cakes made from plants and  flowers.  DON'T  WORRY there'll be no magic mushrooms or nettle soup! 
You can pay on the day - £5 for the walk, the talk by Adrianne Jones and the food. If it rains we can shelter in the barn and look at pictures of plants and medical treatments.
Please phone 07713 634854 or 07528 793074 to tell us you are coming so we can have the right amount of eats. Phone numbers are at the bottom of the poster. 

Friday, 10 May 2019

Monday, 1 April 2019

Our new progranne of Events for 2019

Ruperra Castle Preservation Trust Programme of Events 2019

March 13th (Wednesday 2.30 4pm): “Fire at Ruperra!”: Caerphilly Fire Station community meeting room at Waunfach St CF83 3HL  to include a video and recorded voices of people who witnessed the fire at Ruperra Castle  in December 1941  Tea and Wartime food provided by Rudry Lunch Club. £5

April 28th (Sunday 2 for 2.30pm):  Talk by Dr Elaine Davey at Rudry Parish Hall on the 30th anniversary of the Welsh Historic Gardens Trust, now grown into a national organisation campaigning to protect parks and gardens, such as Ruperra Castle.  £5 charge for the talk and tea provided by Rudry Lunch Club. 

May 19th   (Sunday 11am): Walk from Home Farm for a view of  Ruperra Castle followed by lunch at 1.30pm  at the Hollybush Inn, Draethen; followed  at 2.30 pm by a Talk on the Morgan Family by Paul Busby (Tredegar House):  £25 for the walk, talk and lunch. Payable in advance.

June 16th (Sunday 2 pm): Walk starting at Ruperra Home Farm led by Adrianne Jones., ‘Discovering wildflowers, their healing powers, folklore and Myth’. £5 charge for walk and refreshments

July 7th (Sunday): Visit by minibus to Lulworth Castle a pageant castle sisiter to Ruperra Castle.(details tba) please contact us soon it you are interested

July 14th (Sunday): RCPT stall at the Clytha Park Open Gardens Day

September 15th (Sunday 11am): Open Doors Day at Ruperra Home Farm Details later.

October 13th (Sunday 11am): Themed walk from Home Farm, returning to the Cefn Mably Inn for Sunday Lunch  £25 payable in advance.

November 17th (Sunday 12 noon) AGM followed by Lunch at the Waterloo Hotel, Newport (numbers limited to 35 in the private room, due to fire regulations

Any queries, please phone 01656 741 622   mobile 07713 634854
Email patjoneshenkins@googlemail.com.

Friday, 22 March 2019

Wartime food at Caerphilly Fire Staion!

Here are some pictures of the wartime food that Rudry Lunch Club ladies prepared for our meeting on the 13th march 

Spam sandwiches, beetroot sandwiches, fish paste sandwiches and bread pudding! It was all delicious!

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Ruperra SoldiersDVD at Caerphilly Fire Station march 13th.

We gathered to watch the DVD about the soldiers who trained at Ruperra castle during World War Two. It was chosen specially by the Ministry of Defence as an ideal place for soldiers to train, as it overlooked the Bristol Channel where enemy planes were flying in to attack. 
At first many of the soldiers were coming back from the dreadful experiences at Dunkirk and were so pleased to be staying in such a lovely place. 
The in 1941 tragedy struck. An accidental fire burnt
out the insides of the castle. The 60 soldiers there escaped. Fortunately the rest of the Searchlight regiment was out on the site by the Black Cock on Caerphilly Mountain. 
After the fire, the soldiers had to sleep in the stable block or in tents. Since then there has been no attempt to repair the Castle.