Members of REMAF the Retired Masonic Fellowship’s held their Autumn Jaunt on Monday, it took them to the spectacular Maenan Abbey at Llanrwst for Lunch, on the way they learnt all about the Cayley Flier a Glider and first fixed-wing aircraft built 50 years before the Wright Brothers powered flight, why 11 Welsh Castles built by Edward I were painted white, the worst railway explosion when a train of dynamite ran down-hill from the quarry and the true name of Mochdre and what it really means. These and other interesting facts were revealed during an enjoyable trip to the Abbey which itself was relocated nine miles down the Conway Valley by King Edward to make space for a Castle.
REMAF certainly have a most enjoyable time when they hold their meetings, the next is in December with a traditional Christmas Lunch at Cheshire View, the next coach trip will be in March 2018 when they plan a Mystery Trip including Lunch. Who knows where they will get to, only their specialised coach driver knows but one thing is certain they will all have a most happy and enjoyable time returning with some interesting stories to tell. If you are a retired Mason or Masonic widow and would like to join members of REMAF contact Mike Hendy 07758 251739 or Terry Wroe 0151 512 0449. You are assured of a very warm welcome and a jolly good time.
Part of the group outside Maenan Abbey.
Just before Lunch, hungry and having fun.
Some of the spectacular furnishings of Maenan Abbey.
Back on the coach for a trip to Llandudno on the way home.
The Cayley Flyer the first Glider, unfortunately, it crashed after 274 metres injuring the designers manservant who promptly resigned.