Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Two events celebrating the history of Ruperra Castle’

Pictures of a WW2 event April 1st at Rudry Parish Hall.
We concentrated on the 181 Field Ambulance unit of the Royal Army and the Indian Royal Army at Ruperra in 1941. They are mixed up and not in the sdame  order as the script.

There was entertainment from Donna Darlington who sang songs from the 1940s and played for us to dance. 

We were pleased to welcome Mr and Mrs Patel from Caerphilly and Shalini who snag a beautiful Indian song about the brave soldiers who protect those left at home.

We were also pleased to welcome our main speaker, Dan Clayton Jones one time head of the Welsh Tourist Board and the Heritage Lottery Fund in Wales and now Prior for Wales of St John Cymru.

The next Event April 29th Saturday 10.30 am. Bluebell walk in Coed Craig Ruperra under the guidance of Ruperra Conservation Trust. Car parking in the lock up car park on the Draethen -Michaelstone Road. 

 If you wish to extend your visit after viewing the bluebells we can proceed to take in the Iron Age hill fort, the lower summerhouse and a view of the Castle from the footpath.  

In this case do not park in RCT lock up car park. Please park at the beginning of the walk in the pull in area on the Castle Drive by the gate into Coed Craig Ruperra.  There is vehicular access along the drive from the Michaelstone end for this special event only.