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St. Asaph Archaeology Society

Jeff with Mr Andrew Thomas, Chairman of St. Asaph Archaeology Society: © CPAT photo 2344-0001 There was a good turnout for an illustrated talk about the former Rhydymwyn chemical weapons factory by Jeff Spencer of CPAT to the St. Asaph Archaeology Society on the 4th April 2007. The former ‘Valley Site’ has a history that extends back beyond its Second World War and Cold War use with the remains of an iron foundry and lead processing works surviving in the undergrowth. The story was brought right up to date with information on how owners Defra have lifted the veil of secrecy and suspicion around the site by inviting the local community in and supporting the development of a nature reserve.

The talk was described as fantastic by the group chairman, and one audience member commented afterwards

    "My friend stuck his head round the door, saw the title and decided to stay!"

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Jeff Spencer, April 2007

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