Saturday, March 3, 2018

Thomas Henry Thomas Paintings

As many readers of this blog will know we have been exploring the past of members of the society though the ever increasing Presidents Pages. Tthough this we have had some interesting internet comunications and some more fascinating information has come to us.

The family of Charles Tanfield Vachell and Eleanor Vachell  made contact with the society via our Twitter account showing us some interesting pictures of them and other pictures tht were in an album belonging to Eleanor

In these we spotted a picture by another of our former Presidents T. H. Thomas and after some emails back and fore we are able to now share with you some colour pictures by the illustrious artist and former president

We are very happy to have these to add to the information that we have about Thomas as the web pages we put together were a little "grey"

So now in colour (click images for larger versions)

Glamorgan in Purple and Gold from Quantox, Somerset ...

An Umbrella shop in ??? ...

Pandy Mill nr Bettws Y Coed in Winter...

We are extremely grateful to the Vachell family for sharing these treasures from their family archives with us and we hope to be able to continue this relationship in order to bring you more fascinating history of not only the Society, but of Cardiff and Wales as well

Monday, February 26, 2018

75 Presidents and counting

I got so wrapped up in the project that I forgot to make a post when 75 Presidents were on-line

So now there are 82...

There is also some wonderful news in that the Family of Eleanor Vachell known to the family as Alie have been in touch and have offered some more information and pictures and have confirmed the family archives are well and being cared for by the family.

So we have been able to add some more previously unseen and previously published pictures to the Eleanor Vachell page which gives a much more detailed picture of her as a young woman and as a developing scientist under her Father's guidance

It's certainly worth another look at that Page and at the Charles Vachell page to take in some of the new pictures

We are really appreciative of the generosity of the family in sharing these (and more to come) pictures and we are happy that the role that this influential family had in the development of Cardiff is once again being recognised

Friday, February 23, 2018

Cwm Ivy

For those who missed the fascinating talk by Corrinne Benbow on the Cwm Ivy saltmarsh last night, you can find out about how this National Trust site was transformed here

Corrine has also kindly provided some links to YouTube video's that were made during the project so far.


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