Mary Hill. 03/06/2011.
Mary Hill, whose funeral is on Friday at Llancarfan Church at 2pm, was one of the most knowledgeable foot followers of the Glamorgan Hunt. With her sister Betty Thomas she represented all that is so important in a hunting country – the love of the hounds.
She was born in 1931 and lived in Bonvilston all her life. She always said that her love of hunting came from when she was first taken to a meet in her pram at The Three Ashes. When she and Betty were little they used to rush to the road to see the ladies on side saddle hacking to the meet from Bonvilston House.
The hunt that I remember her playing such an important part was from Nant Bran on a late afternoon in February. Hounds raced at top speed to Tinkinswood, through Brook Wood and Ash Plantation and now only Ant, Jim and I were left with the lights of the cars on the five mile lane and the going hock deep on tired horses with a dreadful hail coming in our faces. There were bound to be hounds killed on the road as we just couldn’t get to them, but no. Mary and Betty were there and by their knowledge of the country had stopped them.
Mary Hill will be very much missed by people who care about hounds.
Mr Trevor Llewellyn.
TREVOR DENBEE LLEWELLYN 8/1/1925 – 2/1/2011
Trevor was born, the eldest of three children, in Cowbridge on January 8th 1925. He began his life in Howe Mill and later moved with his parents to Great House Farm, Penllyn. In 1946 he moved to Beupre castle where he began farming and continued at Beupre until his retirement when his son Lindsay took over the farm.
Trevor began hunting when he was aged about five or six and his love of hunting continued until he died. Although not hunting continually when he was busy with the farm, he was a regular on the hunting field, both mounted and more recently as an enthusiastic “footie”.
Trevor was one of life’s characters, never afraid to voice his opinion about the day’s hunting, farming or just life in general. He was also very generous and was the first person to give a contribution to the fund for the new stable at the kennel.
Trevor leaves a son, Lindsay, daughter Sue and several well-loved grandchildren and great grandchildren.
For those who wish to attend, his funeral will take place at St. Hilary Church, 2pm Thursday, 13th January 2011 and then at Coychurch Crematorium. Family flowers only but donations in lieu may be made, if desired to Kidney Foundation Wales.
The funeral was held today 23/12/2010 at Zoar Presbyterian Church of a great lady who was a life long supporter and member of the Glamorgan Hunt. Ann Radcliffe had the energy of about five women and a very kind heart.
She and her father shared a chestnut horse (called Rusty?) and she and Lucy had a very good horse called Columbus.
She usually wore a button hole of Princess of Wales violets and was very smart in her bowler hat. She had an amazing memory for poetry and many of us will remember her recital of the Highway Man at a party at Coedarhydyglyn. She and John Cory performed a very funny Circus sketch at a Glamorgan Hunt evening.
She will be truly missed by all of us for her infectious good humour. Fiona Martyn.
Richard March, a former Master of the Glamorgan Hunt died 19/07/2010.
Richard was a tireless worker as Chairman of the Entertainment Committee for many years. He was master with Richard Edwards, John Thomas and Linda Thomas 1995 - 1998. There is no doubt, said our President Betty Thomas, that the Glamorgan Hunt and Hunting was a big part of his life.Richard was responsible for starting the first Glamorgan Hunter Trials in 1979. We will remember him on his black cob mare Aderyn Du and her offspring William, and the bay mare Kate. We all offer Heather, Simon and Tim our condolences at this very sad time.
It is with great regret that we have learnt of the death of one of our great benefactors, Dewi Griffiths, who died on the morning,of, 28th June 2010. He was so generous to the Glamorgan Hunt, giving us the Puppy Show spoons for the Puppy Walkers for so many years. He was great fun to go hunting with and loved to watch hounds hunting. He looked after the clear round jumping at the Hunt Show for so many years. He will be very sadly missed and our thoughts are with Jennifer his wife.