This week my local town of Denbigh featured as Town of the Week on BBC Radio Wales. Connie Fisher sat in for Wynne Evans on his BBC Radio Wales show this week and on Thursday revealed Denbigh as their pick for the feature this week. And I was very pleased to be involved.
During the 15 minute feature, Connie and producer Elen interview a number of local people from the Denbigh community about why Denbigh is so great. Did you know Denbigh has its own plum? The Denbigh Plum event has its own festival. And its own gin!
Denbigh has a castle, medieval town walls which you can walk around and a stunning gatehouse, a friary, an unfinished cathedral, so many chapels, a ruined church, hosts the Roll the Barrel competition each Boxing Day for the last 60 years and has the largest amount of listed buildings of all towns in Wales! For the BBC Radio Wales show I contributed a small pre-recorded section about the medieval games you can play when you visit Denbigh Castle, including Nine Men’s Morris. This is a game which has been played for centuries. Similar ‘gaming boards’ have even been found on hillforts, dating back over 2000 years!
The BBC Radio Wales episode which features Denbigh as Town of the Week is available for another few weeks until towards the end of March. Give it a listen and learn something new about this fascinating hidden gem in north east Wales