Visit by U3A Historic Gardens Group and Presentation at Gresford Craft Group

Last week was a busy one for us, with visits from  25 Year 9 school-children from Ysgol Clywedog last Wednesday and from the U3A Historic Gardens Group last Thursday.

Ann, Gareth and Pam also attended the All Saints Gresford Craft Group meeting last Tuesday, and, after a brief presentation, Gareth received a most generous cheque for £750 from Sue Hill, the Group’s treasurer. Sue explained that this was part of the proceeds from their 37th annual exhibition, which showed the crafters’ work; both in the Gresford Church, and in the Community Hall held over a week in June. 844 people attended the exhibition, and we were very pleased to have been nominated to share the proceeds as a local Charity, nominated by our volunteer, Liz Cross. We hope to buy some equipment that will help us run our own craft class in the education room.

Here you can see Gareth receiving the cheque.

A party of 14 U3A members then visited last Thursday, and were shown a presentation by Ann on the History and recent development of EVWG. This was followed by a tour of the gardens, with a welcome cup of tea and light refreshments in the roundhouse.

Everyone enjoyed their visit, but were unable to see around the Bryn Estyn House and Gardens as time ran out. The group will return, with their member (and supporter of EVWG), Maureen Thomas, who has a wealth of knowledge about the heritage of the site.

The group admiring the pond, which is apparently very rich in wildlife.

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