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.

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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.

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

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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. . .

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