Monday, April 27, 2009

Raglan and District Local History Group

"The Raglan and District Local History Group meets at 7:30pm on the 4th Thursday of every month and has a Winter programme of lectures, a spring Tea and a Summer programme of visits to places of historical interest.
Raglan and District Local History Group
2009 Spring programme and Summer outings

"RAGLAN / RHAGLAN (Gwe) Raghelan (1254). Meaning: probably from WELSH rhag 'fore' and glan 'bank', hence 'rampart'.

Raglan Village (1254) exists in the shadow of Raglan Castle. The link between the Castle and Village was broken after the castle was destroyed in 1646. Subsequently, the Duke of Beaufort, owner of the ruins of Raglan Castle and the lands surrounding Raglan continued to be an important influence in Village life until 1920 when his lands were sold. During the Napoleonic Wars, travelers began to take an interest in the beauty of Wales and were drawn to Raglan Castle. Today the Village has a lively and friendly reputation with three Church's, three pubs, two butchers, a primary school and health centre along with other assorted shops.... and, of course, the Castle"


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