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The Miller Memorial at Penmaenuchaf, Penmaenpool, North Wales

Rite and Gavin Miller's Memorial at Penmaenuchaf, Penmaenpool overlooking the Mawddach Estuary.
The Miller Memorial at Penmaenuchaf
In 1997, my grandfather Gavin Miller, began the initiative of creating an amenity woodland at Penmaenucha as a tribute to Rite who died in 1995. Gavin and Rite Miller both lived at Penmaenuchaf between 1978 and 1989. The application to the Forestry Commission for a grant was successful and soon afterwards the "Walkers Welcome" footpaths were established at Penmaenuchaf.

"In memory of Rite it is my wish to see the land at Penmaenucha, which already has a right-of-way through it, made more accessible to the public. With this in mind, an application has been made to the Forestry Commission for grants to clear rhododendrons and build a small bridge. I believe the application has been successful but I will know more of this when I get back from holiday. Your ideas and help with this project will be appreciated."
— Gavin Miller
(Letter to Dinas Properties' shareholders 24 July 1997

After Gavin's own death in February 2001, Nigel Miller and Judy Whitby announced at the ashes scattering the decision to establish a memorial arboretum at Penmaenuchaf. Thanks to the work done by the Forestry Commission as part of the "Walkers Welcome" project, big inroads to clear the land had already been made. This made the inaugural tree planting in February 2002 so much easier. Although the weather did its best to hamper work!

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