Llanfrechfa Grange Walled Garden Continues to Inspire

The Llanfrechfa Grange Walled Garden Community Project continues to attract new people to its cause through two recent public events.

Visitors browsing the Llanfrechfa Grange history stand 21 August.
Visitors browsing the Llanfrechfa Grange history stand 21 August.

On Fri 21 August 2015, volunteers joined forces with the Oxford House Industrial History Society to share the history of Llanfrechfa Grange. The event included a tour of the house, walled garden and grounds of Llanfrechfa Grange by John Venn from Oxford House. Visitors were also able to read the latest updates on the history of the site and its former owners, collated by Jan Smith from the Llanfrechfa Grange Walled Garden project and published as new history pages on the Walled Garden’s website.

Main Entrance and Lodge c.1910
Main Entrance and Lodge c.1910

The event attracted over 40 people, many of them new to the project. Visitors shown around the house learned what each room was originally used for when it was a private house and were shown the location of other buildings within the grounds including the site of a murder which took place in the 1920s.

Karen Jones and Angela Fry manning the Walled Garden stand at the Aneurin Bevan UHB AGM and Health Fair.
Karen Jones and Angela Fry manning the Walled Garden stand at the Aneurin Bevan UHB AGM and Health Fair.

 

The Walled Garden project also had a stand at the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board’s AGM and Health Fair held at the Health Board’s Headquarters, St Cadoc’s Hospital, Caerleon, on 16 September 2015. Several visitors to the Health Fair stopped to ask questions about the project and expressed their support.

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