#MuseumFromHome – Day 208

Posted by on Oct 31, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

Day 208 of our #MuseumFromHome project and as suited to Halloween, is a true horror story. It concerns a Golden Eagle specimen in the museum collection. The story of the Golden Eagle is a tragic one. In the 1920s two Golden Eagles had been liberated on Skomer Island where one was shot almost immediately. The other, a […]

Happy Halloween!

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Not everything is as it seems in the museum collection!  Happy Halloween, all!

#MuseumFromHome – Day 207

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Day 207 of our #MuseumFromHome project and today we look at a watercolour from 2004 by David Bellamy, entitled St Govan’s Chapel. There is a legend that the steps down to the chapel cannot be counted. Richard Fenton in his 1811 work Historical Tour highlighted this legend. He counted 52 steps (as did the scholar and naturalist […]

#MuseumFromHome – day 205

Posted by on Oct 28, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

Day 205 of our #MuseumFromHome project and today we look at Girl Guiding in the town. I am grateful to Nicole Evans (museum volunteer and Trustee and also active in the Guides) and Margaret Peake for providing me with the following details of the movement. Nicole told me: “The Girl Guide Association as it was […]

#MuseumFromHome Day 204

Posted by on Oct 27, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

Day 204 of our #MuseumFromHome project and today we look at the tunnels under Jasperley House (Boots the Chemist) and its connections with Henry VII. I had a bit of a cultural weekend and watched The Hollow Crown with Benedict Cumberbatch as a tyrannical and very Shakespearian Richard III and was inspired by this to write today’s […]

#MuseumFromHome now on the blog – starting with Day 203!

Posted by on Oct 26, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

Apologies for the lat start in this – I have been made aware that some peopel do not have access to Facebook and so will try to be sharing the forthcoming daily #MuseumFromHome posts via this blog. Day 203 of our #MuseumFromHome project and today we look at Dr John Griffith Lock (1847 – 1907). Lock was the […]