- 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
BBC Article 1999
Found You A Castle, Catherine ~ 21st May 2002 ~ Daily Post
Castle - NWTV April 2002
Castle Needs Your Help! ~24th May 2002 ~ Abergele Visitor
Demands Action to Save Historic Castle ~ 4th July 2002 ~ Daily Post
to Walking - Decmber 11th 2002 ~ Abergele Visitor
Cheers ~ January 21st 2003 ~ Abergele Visitor
Home's Castle ~ Abergele Visitor 21st May 2003
Must Step In - Abergele Visitor 27th August 2003
Post 29th August 2003
- Abergele Visitor September 2003
©Mark Baker 2003