#MuseumFromHome – Day 214

Posted by on Nov 6, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

Day 214 of our #MuseumFromHome project and today we look at Eric Bradforth’s Tenby Mural painting located in Tenby Market, illustrated here in a design painted by Eric. The mural took 12 months to complete and was installed in 1993. It was commissioned by South Pembrokeshire District Council (now Pembrokeshire County Council) with funding support from the […]

#MuseumFromHome – Day 213

Posted by on Nov 5, 2020 in Blog | No Comments

Day 213 of our #MuseumFromHome project and today we look at Romano-British finds including a 1st century lekythos (oil or perfume bottle) found in Brecon, coin hoards found at Fishguard and near Narberth and a small 2nd century Roman amphora found locally. The Iron Age and the British prehistoric period came to an end with the arrival […]

#MuseumFromHome – Day 212

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Day 212 of our #MuseumFromHome project and today we look at watercolour from 2000 by local artist and architect David JP Morgan, entitled Bright Sky On The Paragon. Although having had no formal training as an artist David always had an overriding passion to paint. Born and raised in Tenby, he went on to attend University in […]

#MuseumFromHome – Day 211

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Day 211 of our #MuseumFromHome project and today we look at the Woolhouse Beacon. The Woolhouse Beacon was situated on the Woolhouse rocks in the stretch of water known as Caldey Sound, beyond St Catherine’s Island. It was an unlit seamark, erected in 1842. It cost £4237 8s 8d to construct. It consisted of a spherical iron […]

#MuseumFromHome – Day 210

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Day 210 of our #MuseumFromHome project and today we look at a post-medieval crotal bell. This is made from a cast metal, on a presentation stand (handmade). It was found by found by Edward Laws in Dale in the 19th century. Crotal bells were commonly attached to horse drawn vehicles in order to warn people of their […]

#MuseumFromHome – Day 209

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Day 209 of our #MuseumFromHome project and today, after yesterday’s tragic tale, we look at a delightful pencil drawing by EJ Head of St Issell’s Church, Saundersfoot. Edward Joseph Head (1863 – 1937) was a well-respected artist and teacher who held Art Classes in Tenby, He taught a young Augustus John and it was on his recommendation […]

#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!

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

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

#MuseumFromHome – Day 207

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

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 […]