Thursday, 3 June 2010

Rhuddlan Rocks

We have lots of castles in North Wales, most of them built by King Edward I who built them in an effort to subdue the Welsh. This was one of his castles, built in the 13th century. It is now ruins and is cared for by Cadw. I used to play here with my brothers as a child but alot of work has been done on the place to make it structurely safe.
On August 7th 2010 we are coming here for "Rhuddlan Rocks", to watch The Levellers and The Alarm play live within the castle walls. According to Mike, the stage will be set around where there are stones in the floor, probably remnants of chambers etc.

We went to the castle to have a look around for somewhere to stay overnight. We only live half an hours drive away but we have friends coming from all over the country so it will be nice to chill out with them and not have to rush home. Can you believe it that while we were there we met Mike Peters of the Alarm ourselves. He was here with the fire and safety officer to check out the venue and where they were putting the stage etc, this is how I knew where the stage was going to be placed because I had a brief chat with Mike before I let him get on with his "job".

You can just see my beautiful MINI car through the castle walls. I had to take this shot!

They have put some metal stair cases up the castle walls so you can actually get to the top now and that is where the boys went. I stayed down below because I really dont like heights!

We were only at the castle a short time but we managed to secure ourselves a place to stay literally 5 minutues from the venue. Oh what fun we are going to have.
I am really looking forward to this event! Raising money for cancer and the Love, Hope, Strength Foundation. They are walking up the mountain for Snowdon Rocks and the gig at the end will be the icing on the cake.
Watch this blog for more news of the gig!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sara. I stumbled across your blog today, and enjoyed reading about happenings your way,and following your links on castles.I'm fascinated about your candle-lit spirit encounters!I love Wales. Husband and I made a special trip there from Australia a couple of years ago, for no other reason that we both felt a strong pull to go there.For souvenirs I bought home Welsh stones, so can relate to your stone connection.Also my special needs teaching includes working with children with autism, and can understand your frustration with the system.I look forward to visiting more.


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