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Beaumaris Castle

Rachel Phillips and I are busy making five stained glass windows for Beaumaris Castle on Anglesey. The windows are commissioned by Cadw and are based on the floorplan of the castle and contain references to manuscripts, heraldry and other elements which tell the story of the castle. 22 more words



The sun was already low in the sky as we walked along the short path to Montgomery castle. It’s a good place for a cold afternoon – there’s no wind but it will be frosty when the sun gets lower. 20 more words


Ghosts in the Machine?

Museums Association’s Patrick Steel (Museums Journal 14 Dec 2016) has drawn my attention to the fact that museums have been entirely left out of the Welsh Government’s diabetic coma-inducingly-titled “Light Springs Through The Dark: A Vision For Culture In Wales” (who on earth comes up with these report names…!?). 193 more words

Plans to merge Cadw and National Museums Wales

There has been speculation for some time about the possible merger of Cadw and National Museums Wales (Amgueddfa Cymru). It has been reported today that Dr David Fleming, Director of the National Museums Liverpool, has… 132 more words

Heritage Organisations

Business As Usual?

by Dr Sandy Gerrard

At Bancbryn the archaeological establishment set about trashing the idea that the alignment of stones separating two scheduled cairn cemeteries could be important. 353 more words

Damage And Desecration

Celebrating diversity the Cadw way

by Dr Sandy Gerrard

On the island of Hoy in the Orkneys a massive sandstone boulder (8.5m long by 4.47m wide) sits stranded like a whale at the bottom of a steep cliff. 506 more words


Exploring Raglan Castle

Raglan Castle in Monmouthshire, south-east Wales, is an unexpected gem.

I visited it for the first time in August and was blown away by how well preserved the late medieval castle is, its impressive arch designs and its lily-strewn moat. 44 more words

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