Cymdeithas Hanes Resolfen History Society

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Summer Visit

 Kenfig Burrows and Ewenny Priory

Some nineteen members and friends of the History Society made the short visit to the Vale of Glamorgan. The first stop was at the historic fifteenth century Prince of Wales tavern in Kenfig. The building  had a very varied history as a courthouse, Sunday school and the general centre of the community. The landlord gave a detailed history of the building and also showed various video clips regarding the shipwrecks and archaeology of the area including a visit by Channel Four’s Time Team.

The Historic and supposedly haunted Prince of Wales at Kenfig
The afternoon, included a visit to Ewenny Pottery and then Ewenny Priory with its 12th century abbey. The building has a rather strange status in that one portion serves as a place of worship of the Church in Wales, whereas the second portion is retained by the Turberville family. Luckily, the members were given access to both areas and were also given a detailed history of the Priory.
Ewenny Priory

Mr Gwyn Thomas, was busy with his camera and unfortunately technical glitches have so far stopped us displaying them nil desperandum,Gwyn.

The separated priory.


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