Thursday, March 08, 2007

News Update

Last Friday night saw the first Spooky Tales Tour of 2007. As usual, it was an excellent turnout, and a good time was had by all. These tours run every Friday evening (7pm start) throughout March. Ring Tredegar House (01633 815880) to book tickets or for more details.

Those on the tour witnessed a rather hectic looking house, with the Kitchen Corridor pretty much stripped to the bare bones. It is currently receiving a much-needed redecoration.

Very good news on the Morgan graves at St. Basil's: the restoration work has made such a massive difference and they are now looking splendid. The memorial to Gwyneth Morgan has grown an arm back and looks brilliantly white and gleaming. I'm particularly pleased about the restoration of the graves, and have to thank (among others) Mike Buckingham for his original column in the South Wales Argus last year that publicised their then sad state, and Cyril Highman, who began to explore a possible solution to the problem.

I am scheduled to give a talk for the Friends of Tredegar House (and anybody else that fanices popping along) at the Civic Centre on March 28 at 7.00pm. I will be discussing the unrestored parts of Tredegar House. Tickets are readily available, and will only set you back a single shining pound coin. Oh, the value! Please contact Dawn Elliott at for more details.

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