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CASTLE - STAY AWAY


PEOPLE have been warned to stay away from a dangerous castle.


Conwy County Council is urging people to keep clear of Gwrych Castle, Abergele after more floors in the central wing fell through, leaving the 19th century landmark a crumbling shell. The castle´s corridors and stairways are already rotten and the council believes the latest setback has made the building even more unsafe.

It is unclear how badly the collapse has affected the already fragile structure of the castle, which is owned by American millionaire Nick Tavaglione but council officials are now visit the site to assess the damage.
Founder and Secretary of the Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust, Mark Baker, of Prestatyn, who is spearheading a campaign to restore the castle, said the collapse was not surprising. He said: "It was bound to happen, the castle has been in a dangerous state for years but nothing´s been done. The collapse just highlights the neglect of the castle over the past 14 years." It is the latest in a long line of disasters to hit Gwrych Castle, which has been plagued by fires and vandalism.

Courtesy of the Rhyl, Prestatyn and Abergele Journal www.rhyljournal.co.uk

Archive

BBC Article 1999

Thats Esther October 2000

We've Found You A Castle, Catherine ~ 21st May 2002 ~ Daily Post

Gwrych Castle - NWTV April 2002

Gwrych Castle Needs Your Help! ~24th May 2002 ~ Abergele Visitor

AM Demands Action to Save Historic Castle ~ 4th July 2002 ~ Daily Post

Back to Walking - Decmber 11th 2002 ~ Abergele Visitor

Castle Cheers ~ January 21st 2003 ~ Abergele Visitor

Political Home's Castle ~ Abergele Visitor 21st May 2003

Council Must Step In - Abergele Visitor 27th August 2003

Daily Post 29th August 2003

Book Review - Abergele Visitor September 2003

 

©Mark Baker 2003