Penarth Group Visit To St Fagans

If you didn’t make it – sorry, but you missed a great day.  The weather was dry, the company excellent – and the walk around the old buildings, not to mention the cafe break, was really interesting.  Many of the old buildings had Museum Staff present, who were able to give you the history of the building and as much, or as little, information on life during the period of the particular building.  The cobbler was fascinating – and one or two of the group will be going back to order their handmade pair of clogs in a few weeks.

The area of greatest interest, other than the wonderful cafe above the old Shop where the scones and hot chocolate are to die for, had to be the row of ironworkers’ houses, each house decorated in a different time period from 1805 to 1985.  How depressing was it to recognise your grandparents’ or even your parents’ possessions, bbrrrrrrr.

St. Fagans is too big to do in a day – so we will be returning in the spring – hopefully take a communal picnic to share on the Green.  Keep an eye on this web site for further details – or drop Lesley a line ([email protected]) and she will include you in the e-mail diary.

Was this before or after the cafe, oh yes, after. A few welsh cake crumbs can still be spotted!

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