Ogmore Castle is located near the village of Ogmore-by-Sea, south of the town of Bridgend in Glamorgan, South Wales. Cowbridge is nearby. Its construction might have begun in 1106. Ogmore was one of three castles built in the area in the early 12th century, the others being Coity Castle and Newcastle Castle. It was in use until the 19th century for a range of purposes, including a court of justice and a prison, but is now a substantial set of remains and a local landmark
Thousands cut off by Storm Imogen
Several parts of Bridgend are shut as Storm Imogen batters south Wales and causes power cuts to several thousand homes.
German officers at the Island Farm Prisoner of War Camp - The biggest escape attempt made by German prisoners of war during World War 2 took place at Bridgend, South Wales, when 67 high ranking Nazis tunnelled to freedom from Hut 9 of the Island Farm prisoner of war camp on 11th March 1945.