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Friends of Llancaiach Fawr

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  • Association of Friends of Llancaiach Fawr

    Friends get in FREE

    If you join the Friends of Llancaiach Fawr, you’ll be entitled to free entry throughout the year *(Some charges may apply for special events).  It’s a great way to follow the lives of the Prichard family and their servants through the changing seasons in the turbulent year of 1645.

    Friends also enjoy their own events, and a newsletter keeps them in touch with what’s happening at the Manor.

    Friends help Llancaiach Fawr in a variety of different ways, and find it extremely rewarding. But don’t worry if you don’t have time to spare. All we ask of Friends is that they enjoy Llancaiach Fawr and tell everybody what a wonderful place it is.

    *Access is free with a current membership card..

    What are Friends for?

    The Friends are people of all ages and backgrounds, united by our enthusiasm for Llancaiach Fawr and its vivid evocation of life in the seventeenth century. Over the years, we have raised thousands of pounds to enhance the Manor and its gardens.

    We also act as a cost-effective channel through which outside organisations can support the work of Llancaiach Fawr.

    To request an application form please email –

    The Contributions of the Friends of Llancaiach Fawr Manor

    The Friends have been in existence since 1991 and are a diverse collection of people united by their enthusiasm for Llancaiach Fawr Manor and its vivid evocation of life in the seventeenth century.

    Over the last 15 years alone we have spent nearly £24,000.00 purchasing a variety of items for the Manor and gardens. In terms of resources, we have purchased materials for curtains, bedding and outfits worn by the household staff. In addition to this, the items have been created and maintained by a group of volunteers, adding countless hours to supporting the Manor and the experiences it provides.

    We were able to make a large contribution towards the refurbishment of the attics which included securing match funding from The Laura Ashley Foundation. Feedback from the Foundation highlighted the level of attention to detail with the creation of bedding etc.

    With the launch of the new display area to welcome visitors to the Manor, the Friends contributed by purchasing a large display case, enabling The Manor to share more of the story of the Prichard family.

    More recently, we have contributed towards the new outdoor play equipment, helping enhance the visit of families to the manor and offer the opportunity for safe outdoor play.

    In addition to the purchasing of resources, the Friends have been able to contribute a vast number of volunteering hours. As said previously, the sewing volunteers have been a regular support for many years and in more recent times, volunteers have supported the Manor’s activity days during school holidays.

    Regular volunteers have supported with stewarding at events hosted by the Manor, including the Urdd Eisteddfod, the Bedwellty Show and the WW2 events. Others have contributed by supporting the historical interpreters in the Manor itself.

    Over the last year we have been able to resurrect our gardening group, made up entirely of volunteers. As well as the purchasing of plants etc, a tremendous amount of physical input has been given, clearing the physic garden to enable visitors to extend their experience at the Manor to include the outside space.

    Llancaiach Fawr Manor continues to ignite a passion amongst people to explore the story of the Prichards and understand the role they played at a major point in our history. The Friends are honoured to be a part of its journey and make important and lasting contributions.