Posted by: Leia | July 17, 2011

Reopening Celebrations

In spite of a pretty dreadful weather forecast, the sun shone on the righteous as they say, and the Grand Opening of Oystermouth Castle after the winter renovations and installation of the new visitor centre took place under sunny skies.

Roger Parmiter, of the Friends of Oystermouth Castle did the honours in cutting the ribbon (with a sword no less!) before leading the VIP guests on the first tour of the new features, including the fabulous grass balcony on the chapel level.

The Friends themselves worked tirelessly escorting some of the 5000 strong crowd around the castle.

On the green below, reenactors from Gwerin y Gwyr, the Collegiate of Knights Templar and Milwr Morgannwg laid on demonstrations as display along with falconry from Perriswood and musical entertainment from Pavane Medieval Music and the Dave Cottle Jazz Band (not at the same time!). Oystermouth Primary School also laid on a performance, as did Inner State Theatre and Cover to Cover Story Telling.

If you didn’t make it, don’t worry – the castle will now be open from Monday 18th July through to the end of September.  Come and see us!

(And if you took any photos of the opening, do let us know and we’ll publish them here on the website.)

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