Anglesey Grassland Society AGM

Anglesey Grassland Society AGM

Tuesday 21 January 2020 at Tafarn y Rhos.
Members are reminded it is also the Annual Hay Competition, entrants reminded to leave samples outside .

Guest Speaker is Dr Prysor Williams Bangor University, who will discuss “ Grassland Management Past and Future “

The link between Anglesey and the University tracing back to the early 1890’s and Gwredog Amlwch (noted in C16 as largest farm on Anglesey) ,through Elias Jones JP and provisional  Chairman of first meeting of Anglesey County Council and one of foremost laymen in Methodist Denomination , he went on to be the first County Councillor representing Rhosybol and Llandyfrydog parishes.

Owen Lloyd Jones his son applying many of the new ideas of agricultural science and farm practices , granting Professor Winter of the newly established Agricultural Department at Bangor University plots for experiments in grassland re-seeding in 1894 .
In addition he deepened his fathers interest in Welsh Black Cattle winning prizes both locally and Nationally . On the passing of Owen Lloyd Jones  in 1898 the farm continued in the management of his sister Miss Mary Jane Jones  , it is believed she retired to Moelfre around 1915 .The farm being part of the estate of Baron Alderley of Stanley and Penrhos who regularly visited to shoot game during late September .

On establishing in 1967 one of founder members of Anglesey Grassland Society continuing these traditions , being William Innes Edwards FRAgS . The other link being Pencraig College first home of the Society and venue of inaugural meeting and  Bryner Jones Lecturer there appointed a assistant Secretary . As a student of Bangor’s Agricultural department remembers visiting the renowned “ fattening pastures “ at Llan Fawr and Lledwigan each side of the A5 a mile outside Llangefni .

New members welcome

Secretary
Mobile 07802 173235

Information

Event Date: Tue, 21/01/2020
Event Time: 7:30 pm

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