Marble church and Llandudno

It’s another grey drizzly summer day, so where better to go than North Wales! After sitting in traffic and arriving two and a half hours later than planned we were all a bit tetchy . .

But first stop was the marble church of St.Margaret’s in Bodelwyddan. The church was erected by Lady Willoughby de Broke in memory of her husband, Henry Peyto-Verney,

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The church contains pillars made of Belgian Red marble, and the nave entrance is made from “Anglesey marble”.

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It also contains elaborate woodwork, and in the tower can be found stained glass windows featuring Saint Margaret and Saint Kentigern.

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Close to the church is Kinmel Camp, which was a military camp located in the grounds of Kinmel Hall.


The camp was used by Canadian troops during the First World War.

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In total there are 112 Commonwealth service personnel commemorated here from World War I. More than 80 of the graves are Canadian.


The churchyard contains the graves of numerous victims of the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-19 in the camp.


Next up we head to the seaside resort of Llandudno. Still grey but the colourful plastic tat on the pier makes up for the dismal weather. . .

Published by collymarples

World traveller, proud auntie, bit of a liability.

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