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Penllyn Village Plants & Cakes Sale

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We’ve probably seen more of the Vale in the last three months than we have in years. We have always been keen walkers but have pretty much kept to the same walking routes for years. There’s only so much baking and gardening you can do so finding new places to see has kept us sane. The Vale is truly a stunning place to live and if you dig a little deeper, you can find real gems on your doorstep just waiting to be discovered.

Jennifer Hobbs-Roberts in Penllyn
On a recent walk around Penllyn, we came across a lovely lady called Val (not pictured) with her equally lovely Labrador Maisy (or Maisie) below. Val, as it happens, is very heavily involved in the village community, organising many events in the village hall and its surroundings. We weren’t aware that Penllyn had a castle either, but Val was able to enlighten us with a brief history of the castle and much more.

She mentioned that to raise funds for the upkeep of the village, there were many fundraising events held throughout the year. Obviously during the lockdown these events had been put on hold. As it happened, they had planned a cake and plant sale in the village hall the following day. We love plants and we love cake more, so a drive-by was a no brainer.

It was a bit of a drizzly day, but the turnout was still good. We couldn’t resist the chocolate marble cake and fruit cake and Val’s very own tomato chutney. Bring on the cheese!

There is a lovely book on Penllyn but we haven’t seen it advertised for a while. If you can get hold of a copy, it’s well worth it – a very good read.

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