Chirk Castle near Wrexham proved to be a fantastic location for the White Park Cattle Society AGM and Open Day for 2015. We would like to thank member Guy Myddelton for making all of the arrangements with the National Trust.
The day started with our formal meeting in the Castle function room. After lunch the members were then treated to a private tour of the Castle led by Guy Myddelton, who grew up in the stunning building and played with his train set in the historic rooms. After the tour of the building we viewed the beautiful gardens and went to see the White Park cattle that reside in the parkland beyond the ha-ha. The afternoon session concluded with a visit to Guy’s family farm in deepest Cheshire countryside where 2014 and 2015 calves and heifers are living. Guy’s wife Emma provided a fantastic afternoon tea.
During the evening the members returned to the Castle for a delicious evening meal of White Park beef. The occasion was rounded off by an auction of paintings and prints donated by President Lawrence Alderson and a John Deere mower donated by Council Member Frank Sutton. Interest in the items was fierce and as well as bids in the room we also had bids placed by telephone. All money raised by the auction will go towards helping to preserve our historic White Park cattle breed.