Lloyd George and Other Families
Exhibition and Refreshments. Jordanston Church.
was held on 17th, 18th, 19th June 2016 from 10.30am – 8pm.
Five miles out of Fishguard stands the little church of St Cwrda in the parish of Jordanston. Little in size and big in history, Jordanston Church, dating back to the 13th century, boasts association with a wealth of historical characters. Most notable of all is David Lloyd George, UK’s first and only Welsh Prime Minister.
To mark 100 years since David Lloyd George was appointed Prime Minster, the church staged a weekend exhibition to highlight his life, work and local connections. His family came from North Pembrokeshire and many relatives still live in the area today. Apart from the George family links, the church is indebted to Lord and Lady Hamilton who in the 1800s restored the church and re-built the tower. Lady Hamilton’s wedding dress was on show at the exhibition.
The Vaughan family features in local history too; Gwynne Vaughan was involved in the 1797 Last Invasion of Britain, being in charge of Fishguard Fort at the time. The Mathias family of both Llangwarren and Lamphey Court have centuries of association with the area. “Lloyd George and Other Families” will showcase all these and more in June.
More details at:
Post code SA62 5UL Ordnance Survey Ref: SM9187432523
Directions: From Fishguard, head south towards Haverfordwest on the A40. After about 2 miles, turn right, signed to St Davids A4219, then after 300 yards, turn left signed to Trefwrdan/Jordanston
Proceed along this road for about 2 miles to the Jordanston Crossroads. Turn left towards Jordanston. Follow the road round the bend to the left, then turn right into car park just past Jordanston Hall and Church.