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Brecon & Radnor Garden Party

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The Brecon and Radnor branch of the Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales enjoyed a perfect spring day for their special celebration Garden Party at Broadheath House outside Presteigne, to mark the 90th Anniversary of the founding of the charity in 1928.

As the sun shone, more than 120 guests experienced the quiet ambience of the Italianate garden designed by the iconic Welsh architect Clough Williams Ellis, who also chaired the organisation in its early days. Special guest Sir Roy Strong opened the afternoon event with an insightful address to visitors who had come from across Mid-Wales and the Marches. He highlighted the changing times and the enduring values of the CPRW, including the importance of landscapes and the environment together with the necessity of passing on our heritage and culture for the benefit of the generations to come.

A delicious birthday tea was served on the Loggia followed by a traditional champagne toast given by the CPRW chairman Peter Alexander-Fitzgerald, who endorsed Sir Roy’s sentiments in a toast that commended the continued future success of CPRW.

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