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One of these Bluebells is not like the others

The Good, the Bad & the Bluebell

What a week we’ve had at Penllergare Valley Woods! May 2015 The Good… Our woodland volunteers have been very busy this week with the cleft fencing.   Neil and the masonry team are progressing well with the steps off the Carriage Drive.  Sweet Chestnuts, grown from seed by volunteers have been planted to create an…
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9th May 2015 0

Can you help us win £25,000?

A HUGE THANK YOU to all our wonderful supporters. We were chosen as one of the 100 community organisations in Swansea to compete for a share of a £25,000 prize offered in the Cash for Your Community campaign run by the South Wales Evening Post. The thousands of coupons you have collected over the past weeks have…
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5th May 2015 0
Gower College Marketing Students Volunteering April 2015

Group Volunteering at Penllergare Valley Woods

Only Wednesday, but we’ve already hosted 4 separate groups of volunteers at Valley Woods this week. We’ve had plumbing, electrical and marketing students from nearby Gower College for their Welsh Baccalaureate Community Challenge plus students from LRC Training.  They have worked hard clearing some pathways, and also brought in wheelbarrow loads of leaf mulch for the woodland garden…
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29th April 2015 0
Wren nesting at Penllergare Valley Woods - Credit Sandra Evans

Easter at Penllergare Valley Woods

What a bumper weekend! The woods have played host to a huge number of visitors and our volunteers have done a sterling job running the community coffee shop during an extremely busy few days. Thank you to everyone that posted their photographs on our Facebook and Twitter pages.  I’ve credited the following and look forward to seeing…
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7th April 2015 0
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Heritage Lottery Funding for Penllergare – Phase 2

The Heritage Lottery Fund announced today £1,791,500 grant has been awarded to the Ymddiriedolaeth Penllergare Trust towards a second phase of restoration for Penllergare Valley Woods. This award is First Round funding from HLF, including a development grant to progress the project in more detail in advance of a further funding bid at the Second…
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27th March 2015 0

Mother’s Day 2015 Gift Ideas

Mothering Sunday – Sunday 15th March 2015 Are you wondering what to do for Mother’s Day? Perhaps a walk around Penllergare Valley Woods then treat Mum to a hot chocolate or specialty coffee with a piece of delicious home made cake from our Coffee Shop could be the perfect gift. Our Coffee Shop is now open…
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14th March 2015 0
Suzy Davies AM at Penllergare Valley Woods March 2015

A Visit from Suzy Davies AM

Friday 13th March 2015. Today we had the pleasure of welcoming Suzy Davies AM, to Penllergare Valley Woods. Lee Turner, our General Manager highlighted what has been achieved with the help from our excellent volunteers to the Shadow Heritage Minister.  She was impressed with the great work that has been carried out and likes the vision for Penllergare. The…
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13th March 2015 0
John Dillwyn Llewelyn and his wife Emma

Historic Photography Uncovered

We are delighted that the National Museum Wales in Cardiff is running an exhibition on early photography focussing on the photographic images of John Dillwyn Llewelyn from Penllergare. This exhibition running from 24 January to 19 April 2015 traces the evolution of photography, as a scientific process, as a social record and a medium for artistic expression.…
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24th January 2015 0

Portillo stops off at Penllergare on his Great British Railway Journey

Michael Portillo and his film crew spent an afternoon at Penllergare in August 2014 filming for his BBC2 programme Great British Railway Journeys. The featured journey – Pembroke Dock to Swansea – will be aired in January 2015. Why did he choose to visit Penllergare we hear you ask? On arrival in Swansea, Portillo was particularly interested in the…
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22nd January 2015 0

Our New Year Message

Following 80 years of neglect and 14 years of planning, volunteers representing local charity, the Penllergare Trust, have been working tirelessly over the last two years to restore Penllergare Valley Woods for everyone to enjoy. What a transformation! Guided by the pioneering photographs taken by John Dillwyn Llewelyn (the creator of Victorian Penllergare in the…
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31st December 2014 0
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