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In pictures: Llanrwst Almshouses celebrate 400 years

The Llanrwst Almshouses

Llanrwst Almshouses' 400th anniversary will be celebrated on 29 May 2010.

Ladies chat in the Almshouses courtyard

Jane Curran, Miss Hughes and another resident chat in the courtyard. Miss Hughes was known for her love of cats.

17th century men's room at the Almshouses

In the 17th century the men cooked round open fires in their rooms.

Sir John Wynne of Gwydir's insignia

The insignia on the residents' cloaks reminded people of their benefactor, Sir John Wynne of Gwydir.

19th century women's room at the Almshouses

By the time women were admitted in the 1840s, things had become a little more comfortable.

19th century room's dining area

The rooms didn't change much until the last resident left in the 1970s.

Mary Delyn

The last resident, Mary Delyn (harp), was so-called because she was married to harpist Reuben Roberts.

The inside of Llanrwst's old town clock

The museum has the workings of the Llanrwst town clock, formerly at The National History Museum (St Fagans), and removed when the town hall was demolished in 1964.

The WWII room at the museum

Wartime artefacts are a reminder of life in Llanrwst during World War II.

An eagle's mosaic in the sensory garden created by local school children

This eagle mosaic was created by local school children and inspired by Sir John Wynne's crest.

An swallows' mosaic in the sensory garden created by local school children

The swallow mosaic is a reference to the birds which nest in the almshouses each spring.




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Llanrwst marks 400 years of history
27 May 10 |  History

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