We had a day out on Tuesday in and around St David’s. Pembrokeshire. The light was pretty good especially in the afternoon and I took a few photos that I can work from. I posted a painting a little while ago of a traditional Welsh cottage at Treleddyd Fawr outside St David’s. The cottage has slowly been going down hill and I was afraid it would be in a worse state than the last time we visited it.
Well we decided to go and have another look at it on the way back and found it covered in scaffolding and tarpaulin! Brilliant…..the National Trust have started work renovating it. It was really nice to have a chat with Phil Yates of the NT who was hard at work there with colleagues. He told us of their plans for the property and let us have a look inside. He stressed that they were doing everything possible to put the cottage back as it was and retain its charm and character. He was interested that I had painted it so I shall send him the image.
There will be an ‘open day’ April time for people to visit and learn something about its history. I shall post details when I get them. Here are two interesting links about Phil’s work at the trust [su_button url=”https://ntwalesoutdoors.wordpress.com/tag/phil-yates” target=”blank” icon=”icon: hand-o-right”]Phil Yates[/su_button]and the history of the cottage including information about its last owner, Glyn Griffiths.[su_button url=”http://www.jackiemorris.co.uk/blog/last-words” target=”blank” icon=”icon: hand-o-right”]Article by Jackie Morris[/su_button]