Glan-y-Mor, The Knap, Barry

In memory of Glan-y-Mor, the former UWIST hall of  residence and YMCA holiday centre, and in honour of the Gimblett family who ran it from soon after it’s construction in 1932 until it was demolished in 1979.

Next reunion date 12-14 October 2018 - put it in your diary!!! Time to go:

Created: 22nd September 2003 

 © Jeremy Riches

Visitors since 3rd June 2005:


Mary Lewis

29.9.13: The funeral was on Saturday 28th September in Swansea. Kathey Godfrey (Aley) and Martin Terry flew the flag for Glan-y-Mor.Two tributes were made by close friends who reminded  everyone of her delightful laughter which could light up a room, her love of  travel and what a great and loyal friend she was to everyone who knew her.   The chapel was full, there was probably more than a hundred  people there. Mary would have loved to have had so many people gathered in one room. It was a wonderful tribute to her.

2.4.14: Many thanks to all that bought the CDRom of all the Glan-y-Mor pics and to all those also donated money. We raised £300 (no deductions for costs were made) which we sent with a letter to Mary Lewis' mum Phyllis. The cheque was payable to Welsh Air Ambulance in memory of Mary. We have had a very kind card of thanks from the Lewis family.

** News Updates**

7th October 2013. 4-6th October saw an amazing reunion weekend. The spirit of Glan-y-Mor is still very much alive

10th September 2013: I am extremely sad to announce the unexpected passing of Mary Lewis. She died peacefully this morning.

14th April 2013: 2013 reunion weekend confirmed for 4-5th October 2013

13th November 2012: The 2013 reunion weekend is expected to be on 4th- 5th October 2013.

11th March 2012. I am sorry to report the death a few weeks ago of Trevor Millington age 53

28th January 2010. There is a Facebook site for UWIST! Click here

13th October 2008: There was a fabulous reunion at Cardiff bay. About 26 people attended

12th August 2008. Look out for Jane (Arnett) & Patrick Wilson's daughter Hannah who is swimming in the Beijing olympics

15th May 2008: The formal invitation to the 2008 reunion has gone out. See above for details

29th March 2008: John Gimblett has sent in some pictures of the Knap since flats were built on the site of the Water's Edge Hotel. The area is looking rather posh!

7th November 2007: Mrs G’s funeral took place at 9.45 am on Wednesday 7th November at the Adams Funeral Home, Barry  and then at 11.00 am at the Coychurch Crematorium,  Bridgend. Please read the tributes that were made to her.

 30th October 2007: The family have informed me of the sad death of Mrs G. She passed away last night.

18th August 2007: Mrs G emailed the website today - there is a message from her in holiday-makers' corner.

22nd May 2007: Eileen Organ (nee Peryer) put up an impressive performance on  Channel 4's  Countdown on Friday 11th May. Well done Eileen!! If they had accepted the word OUTLANDS, Eileen would have won.  Click here to watch a clip.

180 degree view of Glan-y-Mor from Water's Edge Hotel (1976).  Click pic for full size.

Visitors since 3rd June 2005

Created: 22nd September 2003

 © Jeremy Riches, 2003 - 2011


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