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

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

NOVEMBER
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.

Friday, 15 February 2019

Perfect Day for the Llanfedw walk February 13th

This shows you where Llanfedw is. It was possibly a part of an area connected with the Church, but was moved in the 16th Century from Monmouthshire to Glamorganshire. That is why it now lies in the County Borough of Caerphilly. We heard and saw a lot of the ancient and medieval history of the area. Under the map is a picture of the group on the top of Coed Ruperra enjoying a view of the landscape all around. Then we went to the Cefn Mably Arms!







Saturday, 2 February 2019

The first walk of the year!

This will be a shorter walk than usual in case the weather is still wintry. We will have a look round at the interesting parts of Llanfedw that were there before Ruperra Castle was built. As usual Anthony Rees at Ruperra Home farm is willing for us to park there. 
After the walk we'll call in at the Cefn Mably Arms to refresh ourselves.





Thursday, 10 January 2019

Postponement ofJanuary wlk.

We're postponing the January20th  Landscape Walk hopefully until February.
More news soon.

Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Website update

The link to Blogger News and Events is now fixed.
Please visit www.Ruperra.wales.