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Me and Hubby were walking the town trail on Wednesday when we came across this memorial to Thomas... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
Jilly2903
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Llan Ffestiniog, United Kingdom
Memorial to a local legend

Ruthin-born Tom Pryce was a racing car driver in the 1970s and is the only Welshman to have won an... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
Swedishtomcat
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Diss, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 September 2018

Me and Hubby were walking the town trail on Wednesday when we came across this memorial to Thomas "Mald" Pryce who was born in Ruthin in 1949 and who tragically died in 1977 when he was only 27 years of age. He was the only...More

Thank Jilly2903
Reviewed 2 August 2018

The memorial is a good size and positioned at the junction of two roads on the hill leading up from the gaol. My only criticism of it is the representation of Tom himself which i don't think does him justice. However, the fact that Ruthin...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Just came across it on the same road as the Ruthin Goal - didn't even know that there was a famous racing driver from here!

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Ruthin-born Tom Pryce was a racing car driver in the 1970s and is the only Welshman to have won an F1 race. This 8-foot plaque was unveiled in 2009 to commemorate his death at the 1977 South African Grand Prix when his car tragically collided...More

1  Thank Swedishtomcat
Reviewed 15 October 2017

A fitting tribute to an unsung Welsh sporting hero. The Tom Pryce story was new to me but having had my interest tweaked by the memorial I'm keen to understand more about the young man from Ruthin who had the potential to be a motor...More

1  Thank callcentreman
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We hadn't heard the story of Tom Pryce and we were lucky enough to hear a local telling another visitor the story. Hearing the story whilst looking at this beautifully carved memorial helped to almost bring the carvings to life.

1  Thank Funnybunny60
Reviewed 30 June 2017

This is a really poor piece of sculpture, awkwardly placed. A great opportunity missed. It represents a very interesting story though

Thank teithiwrWales
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I was almost expecting some sort of statue, but the flat, carved stone memorial was nicely different and very well done. Shamefully I must confess to knowing nothing about Tom Pryce the F1 driver but it is clear that the people of Ruthin are very...More

1  Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Thomas Maldwyn Pryce b 1949 d 1977 What a lovely Tribute to Probably the Best Welsh Formula 1 Racing Driver we ever had ,who tragically was involved in a fatal collision with a brave Safety Race Marshall ,Mr Frederik Jansen Van Vuuren . What a...More

3  Thank CUMBRIAVIEW
Reviewed 4 December 2016

I was a Trustee on the Tom Pryce Memorial Fund and was proud when in June 2009 a memorial was unveiled to honour this promising F1 racing driver who lost his life so tragically in my home country, South Africa in the 1977 SA GP....More

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