Cymdeithas Hanes Resolfen History Society

A web log for the Resolven History Society which publishes articles and stories related to Resolven and the immediate surroundings.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Taith Gwanwyn / May Day Trip

Taith Gwanwyn / Spring Excursion 2008

The Society has not visited the Museum of Welsh Life at St Fagan’s for many years. The best feature of St Fagan’s is that you never quite have enough time to see it all and there is always a new feature to view.

St.Teilo's - John Rees denies that he did the paintings? ( Photo:Gwyn Thomas)

In 2007, Mr Jeff Childs gave a detailed lecture on the parish of Llandeilo Tal-y-Bont in the Pontarddulais area. He noted that the church had been vandalised and was now being moved in customary meticulous fashion to St. Fagan’s. However, during the move several medieval wall paintings were revealed behind the lime wash. These have now been restored to what they would have looked like in pre-Reformation days.

The Interior of St.Teilo's ( Photo :Gwyn Thomas)

The guide commented that whoever had painted the cartoon-like images had been influenced by a visit to the Holy Land since the impression was similar to that of a Greek Orthodox Church today.

Jean and Caryl reminisce over their school days! (Photo:Gwyn Thomas)

May Day at St.Fagan's also has a range of stalls selling everything from bric a brac,jewellery and old photographs. Eagle eyed Pearl found this delightful photograph of the cenotaph at Resolfen at its original location Cenotaph Resolven


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