After a successful week of Half Term activities our chairman had the following to say.
"As the chairman of the Friends I would like to take this opportunity in thanking all our members who turned up today in organizing and running the craft day which we held in the castle. The 2 days over which this event was run(Monday+Friday) proved to be a massive success, so much so that the visitors I spoke to can't wait for the next time, I must be honest, that although I didn't help much due to the meetings i needed to attend, i was astounded to find,when i looked in our signing in register that we had 25 volunteers on site who were helping with the crafts as well as running our courtyard room, this is proof, if it was ever needed, of how dedicated our volunteers are in making the visitor experience all the more enjoyable and to that everyone can be hold their heads high, its you that make this group tick, its you that to whom i owe so much,and by working together its evident that the Friends have so much to look forward to in the future.....please keep up the good work, not that i need to ask."
100 years ago today Miss Talbot gave £80,000 to the war effort. Today, depending on what you use to measure inflation, it equates to between £6m and £34m. It has long been said she was an exceptional person who was a significant part in the development of the local area. What a remarkable woman!
Thank you to the team at Penllergare Valley Woods for hosting an such an interesting day, filled with information, guided tours and presentations. Members of the 'Friends' were welcomed by Ray who was responsible for 16 years for the management of Margam Park, before becoming Head of Operations at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. With a wealth of knowledge, particularity in the development of the Friends of Penllergare membership scheme, we took the opportunity to share 'good practice' with each other. We hope to build on existing friendships and our own experience with more of these type of visits in the future. These visits are ultimately to give the public and our members a better visitor experience, building on what we already do.
On behalf of all the members who visited today, we thank you for such an enjoyable day out!
The 'Friends of Margam Park' archive room is available for members to visit. The archive room which is located on the first floor within Margam Castle is kept locked when not in use. There is generally a working presence in the archive room every Wednesday so if you decide to visit the archive room on a Wednesday please either make inquiries in our courtyard room or contact us in advance by telephone.
For visits on other days please let us know in advance by telephoning either:
Dave Lang (07875283316)
Julian James (7951273858)
Jeff Lewis-Jones(07575 348348.
Please be aware that access to the archive room is via two flights of stairs and may not be easily accessible for everyone.
A huge thank you to Clare from Lets Walk for delivery an exciting training day. 15 of our members took the opportunity to become walk leaders. Yet another reason to come along on one of our walks. Members who are dedicated to giving you a better experience.
Join us for an exciting Family Fun February Half Term at Margam Country Park! From Spring craft to Guided Walks we have something to suit all ages.
Come and check out our new book down at the Castle which include some interesting photos of various tv programmes that have been filmed in and around the park. These include Doctor Who, Torchwood, Sherlock, Bhoothnath, Da Vinci's Demons, Sherlock, Merlin, Compare the Market, Mr Bloom, Weatherman Walking and The Most Haunted. The castle has featured as a run down museum, the queen's bedroom to the Medici Palace. Whilst buildings such as the Abbey and Orangery have featured weddings, manor walls and Roman ruins. Again showing us how unique Margam really is!