Llandudno Rotarians enjoy visit to town’s refurbished museum

FOR the last two summers, Llandudno Rotary’s activities have been subject to the limitations of COVID-19, and so the group are now making up for lost time.

Following a visit to Llandudno Distillery last month, and prior to a planned outing to the Spinnies Nature Reserve next month, July’s visit was to Llandudno Museum, which is as old as it is new.

As far back as 1925, Francis Edouard Chardon bequeathed his home, Rapallo House, Craig-y-Don, and his collection of decorative and fine arts and artefacts to Llandudno for the enjoyment of the people.

The museum bought and converted next door before and during the pandemic, and is now double its former size.

It it has been completely refurbished and re-designed, with many more artefacts displayed than was possible before

On July 19, 10 Rotarians and their friends and partners were welcomed by Dawn Lancaster, the museum director and curator.


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She was able to show just a fraction of the 9,000 artefacts, which fall into the broad areas of natural history and geology, decorative and fine art, social history, and military history.

Thanks was also offered to Rtn. Mary Oliver MBE, chairman of the museum trustees, who organised the visit

A welcome bonus was that the Rotarians were joined by Edwina Winter, who now lives in America and is a member of the Rotary Club of Lake Murray-Irmo, South Carolina.

For more on Llandudno Rotary generally, go to www.llandudnorotary.org.

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