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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

Further development threats to Penllergare

PRESS RELEASE. The sale of the Council’s Penllergaer Civic Centre, including the site of the former Penllergare estate house is a reminder of the ongoing threat from development to Penllergare Valley Woods. Damage has already been done to Penllergare Valley Woods through adjacent developments and this latest sale of development land by the main entrance…
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6th December 2014 0
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