Our first exhibition was held in the summer of 2000. We had no display boards and relied on old tressle tables, lining paper, drawing pins and bluetack - plus lots of sellotape! Not what people would call a 'professional job', but the important part in our opinion was all the interesting things on view - not the fact that we could not affort display boards!
The event was held over two days and we had a fanastic response from everyone - both far and wide.
Before it opened
Ruth Roberts, Councillor Mary Megarry, Judith Lloyd
Matthew Roberts helping to fundraise with notelets and jewellery
Our second exhibition was agian held over two days - and was also a great success. Opened by local historian and author Roscoe Howells, we agaiun had a great attendance - and met many interesting people.
Judith Lloyd and Roscoe Howells
Matthew and Ruth Roberts
More exhibits on the stage
Willie Phillips (Three Gates, Red Roses) telling a story to Ruth and Matthew Roberts
Audrey James and Margaret Brinsden helping wiht the refreshments
Ted White (Canada), Philip Nicholas (Baglan) and Ruth Roberts
Ted's wife, Philip and Ruth are all distant cousins
Matthew Roberts - quiet before the opening!
Our third exhibition was held in the middle of the week in July 2003 which proved a great mistake. It was done to coincide with Amroth's week of activities, but proved not to be what our regular attenders wanted, as many could not make a week day. So although we had our new display boads on wheels etc - this was not as well supported as our previous two events.
The Tunster family quilt - made by Lydia Sharp
Bits and pieces of interest on the stage
More clothing on the stage
Items and ephemera on the stage
The W.I. patchwork quilt
Displays on the stage
This was the first exhibitions where we had proper display boards
which we put around the hall
We have not had a full-blown exhibition since, although we have had events for the War Memorial Unveiling, Mountain Chapel Gardens Unveiling, plus two book launches.