Cheers as Cardigan Castle steel struts removed
2:41pm Friday 8th March 2013 in News
The first segment of Cardigan Castle's steel struts was removed with a firework fanfare on Friday.
A celebratory atmosphere surrounded the Strand as town mayor Cllr Catrin Miles fired the first blowtorch to cut through the metal framework which has surrounded the castle since 1975.
With the crowd gi ving the countdown, a giant crane lifted away the metal strut accompanied by cheers from onlookers.
A choir from Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi provided the music.
Afterwards, Cllr Miles said: "It really is a significant day for the town and signals that things are really moving."
The remaining steel struts - technically called steel raking shores - will be removed over the coming weeks.