Just a reminder that the Museum will be closed for both May Bank Holidays — Monday 6 May and Monday 27 May. We shall of course be open for the Wednesday and Friday of these weeks.
Our latest Special Exhibition is entitled ‘The Shops of Cefn Mawr’, and displays, through pictures, photos and objects, the busy commercial life that used to be the essence of Cefn Mawr. It will continue until the end of August, so please find time to come in and have a look — and if you have any memorabilia of our shops that you would be happy to loan for the duration of the Exhibition, we would be delighted to receive them. We’d also be keen to receive any memories that you have of the shops and their owners, particularly any photos of them in your possession.
Our Objects this week are a single, recent donation — they are all items of yesteryear from the home or office.
Our Object of the Week is a metal wheel, recently donated. It’s purpose is not quite certain, but ther best suggestion is that it was a wheel for a belt drive, with the belt wrapped around the wheel.
Our Object this week is a cannonball! It was discovered in a garden in Newbridge. We wondered which Battle of Cefn Mawr it came from, but then remembered that Newbridge was the area used by the Wynnstay Estate militia for their manoeuvres, to it’s probably a souvenir shot from that era!
Our Object this week is a seed filler, probably in use at the seed factory in Llangollen. It was used to fill the seed packets that go on sale to the public.
We had a great visit today from Year 3 children at Ysgol Cefn Mawr, who came to see the Museum, most of them for the first time. They took part in a treasure-hunt to find some of the objects in the Museum’s collection, and were fascinated by much of what they saw there. They left, promising to bring their parents and grandparents with them next time!
Our Objects this week are an addition to our special exhibition on Royal Memorabilia. The heraldic animals in the display case are known as the ‘Queen’s Beasts’, and are symbolically linked, through heraldry, with the history of the British Monarchy. To look at them closely, just come into the Museum any time before the end of April when the exhibition closes.
Our Objects of the Week are a camping-sized kettle with its companion saucepan.
Our Object this week is a painting of St Giles’ Church, Wrexham by a local artist, ‘Ted the Painter’.