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Dr Mark Baker to hold two special events to raise funds for Gwrych Castle restoration

Dr Mark Baker to hold two special events to raise funds for Gwrych Castle restoration

A former Rydal Penrhos pupil has organised two special events at the castle he in the process of restoring.

Dr Mark Baker, who left the school in 2003, has led a group of volunteers’ intent of fixing the historic Gwrych Castle, which overlooks Abergele and can be seen from the A55 expressway.

The Grade I listed site was left to rot for decades, but the Trust, which comprises of 65 volunteers and was formed in 1997, has restored the impressive Gardener’s Tower and are now working on other areas of the picturesque building, which dates back to the 19th century.

To raise funds for the Trust, Dr Baker will be opening the castle on Mother’s Day for Cream Tea in the Formal Gardens, which will be held on Saturday, March 10 and Sunday 11 from 11am-4pm.

Dr Baker, said: “Following cream tea, guests are encouraged to explore the most recently restored part of Gwrych Castle - the Formal Gardens.

“During this time, our volunteer gardeners will be on hand to answer any green fingered questions.

“People will also have the opportunity to learn more about Gwrych Castle's fascinating history and the current work of Preservation Trust.”

Tickets range from £10-£20 and can be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/gwrych-castle-mothers-day-cream-tea-tickets-42636597210.

The trust will also be holding an Easter Egg Dragon Hunt from March 30-April 2, with more information set to be released in the near future.

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