A Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis FrithA Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis Frith

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Around Alton Photographic Memories

Around Alton Photographic Memories

The photo 'Abergavenny, the Deri from Bailey Park c1960' appears in this book.

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The park is the home of Abergavenny Rugby Football Club, and their grandstand can be seen in the middle distance. Much in demand for sporting events, the park is also the venue for steam rallies, shire horse shows and a variety of fundraising events. It is named after Crawshay Bailey, who leased it from 1884 and made an agreement with the Abergavenny Improvement Commissioners to 'empark' it.

An extract from Around Alton Photographic Memories.

Memories of Abergavenny, the Deri from Bailey Park c1960

The Deri, Rholben, Llanwenarth Breast, Big Skirrid, Little Skirrid etc. would be regarded as hills when compared to the mountains in Germany and Switzerland, but for us children they were real mountains, and we loved climbing them. This view of the Deri was practically the same as the one we had from our grandmother's garden in Albany Road, and in the foreground the cricket ground can be seen.

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