Give us a Hero
The speaker at the A.G.M thought we had our hero in King Arthur. Our enthusiast assured us that he was a 5th or 6th century Welshman, maybe a giant or at least very tall, and possibly he did throw a sword in a lake. (We hope he married Guinevere in Knucklas, but our speaker thought that she was a romantic invention.)
Our speaker, Evelyn Kirkham, had been looking at a range of legends; some with one Arthur, some two, some even three. Most us know the traditional tales from Le Morte d’Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory, but our speaker brought several other books, and a whole section at Bangor University library is devoted to Arthur. Perhaps our persistent desire for a rescuing hero is the reason the stories have endured. The audience contributed a great deal to the discussion.
Following was a surprisingly positive A.G.M.: healthy accounts, people volunteering to help each other and to raise money for the project. Even the village veg stall has earned a whopping £800. Events have been Apple Day, Wassail, Easter egg hunt, and Allotments Open Day. The Project, thus far, has actually paid a quarter of the purchase price for Castle Hill, allotments, and community orchard.