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Guidebook Design and Caernarfon Castle

I have commented on the series of guidebooks for Caernarfon Castle elsewhere. This short video presents the sequence of guidebooks from Sir Charles Peers (for the Office of Works) to Arnold Taylor’s long-running contribution (from the Ministry of Works to Cadw). 13 more words

Heritage Sites

Strata Florida

The Cistercian abbey at Strata Florida in mid-Wales lies at the foot of the Cambrian mountains. Professor David Austin of the University of Wales Trinity St Davids will be lecturing (‘Sacred landscapes and national identity’) on recent archaeological work at the site at the… 7 more words

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Tretower Court

I was exploring C.A. Ralegh Radford’s contribution to guidebooks for heritage sites in Wales (as well as in England and in Scotland) today. One of the series of… 48 more words

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New Comic Book Day!

Look what was waiting for me when I got home: new comics!

Technically, they’re not new, of course: I drew these comics for CADW almost two years ago. 130 more words


A.J. Taylor and Conway Castle

Arnold J. Taylor prepared a number of guidebooks for sites in Wales. He prepared the guidebook for Caernarfon Castle and Town Walls and this was followed in 1957 by Conway Castle and Town Walls. 195 more words


Guides to Caernarfon Castle

The first official H.M. Office of Works guide to Caernarfon Castle was prepared by Sir Charles Peers, Chief Inspector of Ancient Monuments, in 1929. This was based on his article on the castle in… 520 more words

Heritage Sites

Conwy Castle: The Misty Marvel

Where: Conwy, Wales  Cost To Enter: £5.10 child/ £6.75 adult

Hours: Open Year Round, with varying seasonal hours

Find: helpful information on the Cadw site. 368 more words