#MuseumFromHome – Day 223

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Day 223 of our #MuseumFromHome project and today we look at cork lifejackets. Lifejackets have been saving lives for generations. Their history can probably be traced back to the simple blocks of wood or cork used by Norwegian seamen. The first cork life jacket was patented in 1765 by Dr John Wilkinson. In his book entitled the […]

#MuseumFromHome – Day 222

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Day 222 of our #MuseumFromHome project and today we look at the runner Tenby Davies. Frederick Charles Davies, better known in the sporting world as ‘Tenby’ Davies, was born in Tenby on 12 April 1884. He went on to achieve recognition as one of the greatest runners Wales has produced and was regarded as one of the […]

#MuseumFromHome – Day 221

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Day 221 of our #MuseumFromHome project and today we look at an old postcard of Tenby by H. Mortimer Allen showing the old Green Dragon pub and David Jones’ post-horse and carriage business in High Street. In 1871 the Green Dragon public house occupied what is now Sea Salt (formerly Nat-West Bank premises). The landlord was John […]

#MuseumFromHome – day 220

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Day 220 of our #MuseumFromHome project and today we look at a glorious oil painting of Pembroke Castle by William Augustus Rixon (1858 – 1948). This is very basic précis of the history of this fascinating castle. Pembroke Castle has a long and fascinating history- around 1093 Arnulf de Montgomery built the small inner bailey standing at […]

#MuseumFromHome – Day 219

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Day 219 of our #MuseumFromHome project and today we look at a Welsh hat. In an article written in 1944 Arthur Leach wrote of this hat, “The high-crowned black hat, a survival from 17th century times, has long passed out of use as an article of ordinary dress…Within living memory it was worn by farmers’ wives and […]