photo - B Bowker
Inaugural meeting - 10th March 2013 - l. to r. - David
Edlin, Barbara Lloyd, Paul Greenow, Chris Aldridge, Bill Bowker,
Darren Ricketts and Derek Price. Grahame Day ( on camera )
Additional members now include Chris Forbes, Fred Lloyd, Keith
Berry, Frank and Geraldine Cleary.
The long closure of the Maesllwch
Arms for repair and refurbishment had resulted in an eclectic mix
of personalities, from both sides of the river, meeting on a regular
basis in the Harp Inn for liquid sustenance and social well being.
Over tales told, ideas shared and with encouragement from the landlord,
Grahame Day, it was felt that there was sufficient interest and
material to consider a local history group
Photographs from numerous sources had already been
scanned and these were copied into Grahame's computer and in April
2013 Darren Ricketts fronted a slide show in the Harp dining room.
The evening was well received by a full house, prompting much interest
and discussion but with no conclusion regarding a dedicated group.
A further meeting was scheduled for Sunday the
10th May 2013 with the object of forming a history group. This was
successful and is at present a loose affiliation which will expand
as required and call on local knowledge and individual research
to gather and collate material pertinent to Glasbury and the local
Much work regarding archaeology, geography and
geology etc is already well documented by the numerous Welsh journals
both on and off line and also by the excellent C.P.A.T. resources.
( Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust )
The Group's purpose is to draw on all of the above
and to produce an on-going source which is informative and easily
accessible. It is further intended to hold interactive events on
occasion as the archive develops.
If you wish to contribute with information, corrections
or material please