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St Fagan's Museum of Welsh Life

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AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 11 Sep 2013 11:51

My lovely Dad used to carve beautiful sticks - he used to carve them whilst sitting alongside the Glamorganshire Canal at Melingriffith where he was born. They really were beautiful and I have lovely photograph of him carving one of these sticks - taken by a passer by. The photograph was for a photographic competition and it won first prize

I had one of these sticks and thought about what would happen to it when I pop my clogs, so I took it along to the Museum, along with the photograph, and after a few months they contacted me to say they would like to accept it for their collection, so I took it over there last week. They had never seen one like it before

I chuffed to bits and my Dad would be gobsmacked if he knew :-D

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 11 Sep 2013 12:04

Ann that's great, a lovely memory of your dad and one
shared with others.

Emma :-)

Allan

Allan Report 11 Sep 2013 12:08

AnnC, that is really wonderful. What a memorial :-)

Mersey

Mersey Report 11 Sep 2013 12:29

That is so lovely Ann, something everyone can see and share and that is a part of you and your Dad.........He will be looking down with pride :-) <3

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 11 Sep 2013 12:36

not sure if he's UP there looking down - he was a staunch atheist :-D :-D :-D

Mersey

Mersey Report 11 Sep 2013 12:45

oops :-)

supercrutch

supercrutch Report 11 Sep 2013 13:46

*presses 'like' button*

xx

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 11 Sep 2013 14:02

:-D :-D :-D :-D

Nolls from Harrogate

Nolls from Harrogate Report 11 Sep 2013 15:13

What a great idea and will be enjoyed by hopefully many more generations to come :-D

AnninGlos

AnninGlos Report 11 Sep 2013 15:49

That is great Ann, a lovely way to ensure the memory of your Dad lives on.

And who knows, he may be 'up ther' he may have had a surprise :-D

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 11 Sep 2013 17:13

Also presses "like" button. The museum at St Fagans is great if anyone has never been. J33 on M4.

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 12 Sep 2013 19:01

A great idea of yours Ann. How lovely to let others share your precious memories.

St Fagans is a wonderful place for a day out. I enjoyed it when young and have great memories of taking grandson there too.
A whole day's enjoyment for just the price of parking the car... Fantastic place.

Gwyn

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 12 Sep 2013 19:10

I love the place - always something different to see - for anyone who's never visited, it's Wales in a nutshell with buildings of all types brought from their original site and reconstructed stone by stone complete with gardens

There are churches, cottages, barns, toll gates, a school, a bakery where they make bread to sell every day, the Gwalia Stores with all the old grocery products on the shelves, a pottery with goods on sale, a chapel, a pigsty - and much much more

GoldenGirl1

GoldenGirl1 Report 12 Sep 2013 19:47

It sounds beautiful, sort of place OH and I would
like to visit, unfortunately due to poor health no
longer can.

Emma

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 12 Sep 2013 20:40

that's a shame Emma - they have beautiful gardens there too with a few lakes