The King's Visit 1936

King Edward VIII visiting South Wales in 1936

As part of his tour of the poorer areas of South Wales in November 1936 King Edward VIII visited the Llanfrechfa Grange Domestic Training Centre, just a few weeks before he abdicated.

Mr Peter Kelly, the gardener’s son who was eight years old at the time, recalls the King’s cars arriving at the front of Grange House and the King being introduced to key personnel.  Standing at the side of the drive he was delighted to be pushed forward to be introduced and to shake hands with the King!