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John Dillwyn Llewelyn 'wins' £2 million in the lottery!

Well, not him directly, but, The Penllergare Trust.  And also, it's a lottery grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

John Dillwyn Llewelyn (1810-1882), the 19th Century horticulturist and early photographer, who married the first cousin of Henry Fox Talbot, set up home at Penllergare which he inherited from his maternal grandfather. The grant will go towards restoring the Grade II listed landscape to its former glory - and create five jobs.  The site is home to an astronomical observatory, built by Llewelyn, which will also be restored. The money will also help help run community events, open days, guided walks and photography competitions.

Who says it doesn't pay marrying into noble families, even though it takes more than 130 years to reap in the rewards!  Well done to The Penllergare Trust for successfully securing the bid!

You can read the rest of the news article here.


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