On Saturday 25th September 2021, Member of Parliament for Clwyd South, Simon Baynes MP, joined the Friends of Ruabon for a celebration of the renewal and enhancement of the Ruabon Heritage Trail at Ysgol Rhiwabon.
During the event, the Friends of Ruabon community group gave a presentation about their recent work on the renewal and enhancement of the existing Ruabon Heritage Trail, which was originally developed over twenty years ago, and their future plans to develop the historical information available on the village of Ruabon and surrounding area.
The group used the main hall and dining hall at Ysgol Rhiwabon to showcase their work to date, and provided refreshments before and after the presentation.
The Headteacher of Ysgol Rhiwabon, Mrs Melanie Ferron-Evans welcomed everyone to the school, including Mr Baynes – who was joined by his wife, Maggie, local councillors and supporters of the project. Mrs Ferron-Evans then congratulated the Friends of Ruabon on their success, and in particular, the support of Jo Smith and Sybil Bremner to the school and local community.
The evening covered the following items: an outline of the project and boards from the Chair of Friends of Ruabon, Jo Smith; the Reverend Kate Tiltman on the importance of talking histories; the Heritage Trail pictures and wider local history by Jim Baker; the installation of the Heritage Boards by Wrexham County Council by Councillor David Bithell; and closing words of thanks from His Worship the Mayor, Ronnie Prince.
Simon Baynes, MP, said:
“It was a great pleasure to join residents, councillors, local community leaders and the Friends of Ruabon at their celebration of the renewal of the Ruabon Heritage Trail. The project has huge potential to excite and educate people visiting Ruabon as well as teaching us more about our own heritage for those who live locally. The group has worked incredibly hard to get this off the ground and I’m so pleased to see it all coming to fruition. Some of the topics discussed were very interesting, and the group’s plans for the future will be of great benefit to the area.”
Further information and detail are also available from Friends of Ruabon: https://www.ruabonheritage.com/.