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Today’s opening of Llanyrafon Manor in Cwmbran


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The cancellation of Cwmbran’s Big Event did not put off the crowds going to the opening of Llanyrafon Manor today.

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To get an understanding of how the building has changed have a look at this Flickr set from Cwmbran resident Matt Rosser taken in 2010. The set also includes some nice pics from today.

These photos and video were taken around 3.30pm to 4.30pm today.

The video is a quick collection of clips. A couple of them show exactly where the Manor is in relation to landmarks like the shops and Crows Nest.

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This info is from the official website:

One of Cwmbran’s most historic buildings will officially reopen as a Rural Heritage Centre on June 9. Construction work on Llanyrafon Manor has seen the Grade-II listed building transformed, thanks to £1.6million of funding from the Rural Development Plan, the Welsh Government, CADW, the Department for Economy Transportation, the Cwmbran Operations Group and Torfaen council. The impressive building, which has been restored according to CADW guidelines, is one of the oldest, non-religious buildings in Torfaen. Visitors to the centre will be able to learn about the history of the manor, enjoy refreshments in the café and even observe bats that have set up home in the grounds. Llanyrafon Manor Community Group has been extremely active throughout this project, working closely with the contractors and will take a lead when it comes to showing visitors the impressive history of the manor. It will also help to plant and maintain the quality of the grounds that it also helped to design.

The Manor is free to enter and open Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 4pm. You can get refreshments from the Raspberry Tea Rooms in the Manor. and has a cafe selling drinks and cakes.

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About Ben Black

I write the blog Cwmbran Life http://www.cwmbranlife.co.uk and the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CwmbranLife

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3 thoughts on “Today’s opening of Llanyrafon Manor in Cwmbran

  1. It was a really lovely day. So many people said how much they enjoyed their visit and would definitely come again.
    Chris

    Posted by Christine Philpott | June 12, 2012, 11:26 am

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