On Saturday 24 September there will be a walk into stories from the darker side of Tenby’s history with the event Local People Telling Local Tales.
The event, organised by Tenby Museum and Gary Tapley, will commence with a reading in Welsh of an extract from the 9th century poem Etmic Dinbych (In Praise of Tenby) on Castle Hill. This will be followed by an walk around town where you will have the chance to hear stories about Tenby’s connection with the opium trade, illegal gambling, stories from the Magistrate’s Court and, to temper all this naughtiness, the story of Caldey’s Brother Thomas.
If you are interested in this event, please meet at the museum at 2.45pm. The reading of the poem will commence at 3pm. There is no charge for this event but if you would like to buy an admission ticket to the museum, which will allow you free access to the museum and art gallery for one year, then we would be most grateful for your support.
Saturday 24th also sees the first playing for the general public of the Portrait Speaks Tapes, where the portraits in the art gallery are brought creatively to life. The first playing of the tapes will be at 11am with Family Life: John Style, where there will be the chance to hear from Augustus John, Ida Nettleship, Dorelia McNeill and David John. This will be followed at 4pm with They Walked Abroad, stories of the life of Albert Alcalay, Gwen John and Winifred John. Lots going on at the museum!