Monday, 14 April 2014

Local History

On the way home from work, I met two ladies who were taking part in the History Group meeting at the Three Tuns. As part of the evening's activities they had been sent out with paper and pencil to collect six dates from buildings between the Three Tuns and the Clock Tower. The History Group are looking for people to lead tours around town to talk about the history, as Ken our retired Town Cryer used to do. And there are all sorts of interesting things to talk about, such as Matilda de Breos who built Hay Castle and the Armstrong poisoning case in the 1920s, to name two notable Hay characters.

Meanwhile, work is going on at the Cheesemarket to put up the interpretive panels on Hay's local history, and the tiles with the names of local businesses. The mosaic panel showing the town crest is already up - and one piece of the river in the background is mine! Even unfinished it's looking rather smart.

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