The battle of Crogen was the first and bloodiest encounter between Henry II and the united Welsh forces of the Welsh Princes, in a series of engagements that spanned the Ceiriog Valley and the Berwyn Mountains above it.
The project has helped support Deryn Poppitt and Mark Williams to celebrate the unveiling of a plaque to mark the site of the Battle of Crogen, 1165 in the Ceiriog Valley. They have been working hard on producing interpretation panels for the site to raise awareness of one of the most important battles in Welsh history, which will be ready to view very soon.
Deryn said “We are creating a sense of identity for Wrexham by exploring our part in history which will create a legacy for our children”. This great discovery now means that as part of the national curriculum local children will study how the coalition of Welsh forces led by Owain Gwynedd defeated the mighty army of Henry II.
In their spare time Deryn and Mark give talks and also tours around the site to local groups and schools.
If you would like more information or to lend your support in anyway to the project check out the Battle of Crogen society on Facebook; Battle of Crogen, Chirk 1165 or contact Karen Harris.v
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