Next, I was
back again giving presentations in the community on Llyn Cerrig Bach.
I also showed them a Powerpoint presentation of various pictures taken on my visit whilst staying with various Welsh families as we travelled around Patagonia. My favourite visits whilst there were to the Infant school and the college AND A Welsh tea in Tŷ Nain. I also attended the Eisteddfod, a Welsh chapel singing festival and went whale spotting!
The Prehistory Gallery, my favourite haunt, has now been dismantled and all the Llyn Cerrig Bach artefacts are now in storage in the basement. They are to be housed in a building at San Fagan that will hopefully be completed in two years time.
It was a very odd feeling for me to be visiting the Museum for the first time ever, when they hadn’t been on display for 70 years. Somehow, I don’t think I’ll have the same incentive to visit there as often again. Another tragic thing for me is, that I hear of people that have travelled there specifically to see the Llyn Cerrig Bach hoard, only to find they’ve had a fruitless journey!
I’m proud to say though, that the bronze crescentic plaque has been part of the Celtic display at the British Museum in London and has now arrived in Edinburgh until September 26th. This only emphasises how important the Llyn Cerrig Bach artefacts are regarded.