Illustrated talk from prize-winning poet
Congleton History Society’s next meeting on 11th March will feature an illustrated talk from prize-winning poet David Annwn Jones.
This aerial shot (pictured) was taken in 1949. It shows the huge Congleton sand quarries (at the top) and Danesford School (in the lower section) connected by Holmesville Avenue.
Mr Annwn Jones was born and raised on the avenue and spent his early youth playing in these vast quarries and singing in his father’s choir at Danesford.
His talk conjures up the vivid life of this area of Congleton in the late 1950s: the people, the community, the school and the breath-taking beauty of the quarries.
Children of Sand and the Lost Quarries of Congleton, A Personal History 1956-62 will take place in the meeting room at Congleton Library at 7.30pm. Admission for visitors is £3.
Nobel Prize-winner, Seamus Heaney has written that Mr Annwn Jones’s work is “wonderfully sympathetic and accurate”.