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maudie



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PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 5:36 pm    Post subject: looking for a drawing  Reply with quote

There was a black and white drawing of Glandwr Baptist Chapel in Llanhilleth which hung in the chapel for years, now  it's  closed, does anyone know where this picture is? It's of great sentimental value because my dad drew it.
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Maudie.

Have you thought of writing to The Gazette (and Argus) asking for any information?
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Rocke:17997"]Hello Maudie.

Have you thought of writing to The Gazette (and Argus) asking for any information?[/quote]

Thanks Rocke, I may just try that.
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No probs.

The Gazette's email is gwent.gazette@mediawales.co.uk

'Email a letter' is on this Argus web page:

http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/contactus/editorial/

I'm not sure how much more I can do but I'll see if I can find a contact for the Baptist area ( forgive me but I only know of Deanery and Dioceses for Anglican and Circuit for the Methodist Church, I haven't a clue what the area covered by the Baptist Church is called ).
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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 8:22 pm    Post subject: Drawing of Glandwr Chapel Reply with quote

Hello Maud

I have sent you a private message which may help you track
down the drawing.

Good Luck

Mary Ann[/i]
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good one Mary Ann !
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 3:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Drawing of Glandwr Chapel Reply with quote

[quote="Mary Ann:18006"]Hello Maud

I have sent you a private message which may help you track
down the drawing.

Good Luck

Mary Ann[/i][/quote]

Thanks MaryAnne.
I am following this up. Will let you know the outcome.
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 12:03 pm    Post subject: glandwr baptist drawing Reply with quote

Update on 'looking for a drawing'. Thanks to Mary Anne I am on the track of this drawing, I am hoping it is the right one and that it still exists.Just waiting for a reply from contacts supplied by MaryAnne.
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 12:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done MaryAnne ( even if it comes to nothing ).

Please keep us updated Maudie. Good news stories are hard to come by !!!!
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Rocke:18248"]Well done MaryAnne ( even if it comes to nothing ).

Please keep us updated Maudie. Good news stories are hard to come by !!!![/quote]

Well, the pieces of the jigsaw are coming together, but it is not as I hoped. I have received a copy of the Glandwr drawing but ,although it is very good, it isn't my fathers work.the signature is not his, and the style doesn't have my dad's stamp about it. I think there was a kind of urban myth in my family - you know, the kind of story that loses some accuracy with the telling !  I have some of his drawings at home  including one of the Old Church, and as soon as I learn how to do it I will post some pictures. Thanks to Mary Anne and you, Rocke, for your interest.
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welshlizmiles



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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Maudie
Looking forward to seeing the picture of the Old Church, my great grandmother is buried in the graveyard at the Old Church.
Liz
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think it is the same church Liz.

I think the one maudie is writing about is at the valley bottom, just north of where there was a big fire yesterday on the Glandwr Industrial estate.

The Old Church is at St Illtyds on top of the mountain. If it is this one you mean then it has a website if you look for Friends of St Illtyds.
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Martyn
I did mean St. Illtyd's, I was on the website you mentioned a few weeks ago. The last time I was up at the church we had a drink in the Carpenters Arms, is the pub open these days? I bought Chistmas cards with a picture of the church on the front but didn't send most of them, I kept them as a reminder of a place I don't get to very often!
Liz
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Liz

Not sure if the Carpoenters is open or not to be honest.

We went for a walk up there a week or so ago and I phoned Jan (landlord) to check if they were open. They weren't and it was a Sunday which is the one day they've consistently opened for years now. I should have asked him if they were closed that day only or closed permanently but didn't  Rolling Eyes

In the end we took a flask of mulled wine and sat in the graveyard for an hour enjoying the sun.  Very Happy

Martyn
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way, apologies to maudie for hijacking her thread. Very Happy I too look forward to seeing the drawing if you can get it on here maudie.


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