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On your telly again!

Wales - the 100 places to see before you dieFor those of you who fancy exploring a bit of the beauty, history and rarities of Wales, you can treat yourself to the fascinating  TV series 100 Lle  (100 Places) now showing on S4C. Based on the award-winning book by historian Dr John Davies Wales - the 100 places to see before you die, the series charts all those must-see Welsh towns, buildings and oddities.  At number 38 in the book, the entry for our great little town of Presteigne starts 'Presteigne has one of the world's most appealing small museums'.  Thank you very much for the kind words, John.

The TV series, filmed earlier this year, sees presenter Aled Samuel, Dr Davies, and Marian Delyth, the book's photographer, travelling through Wales to visit each of the 100 places. Their visit to us saw them entranced by our period lighting - great fun to film in! Dr Davies is no stranger to our building, having visited several times and filmed the hilarious history series  Byw yn ôl y Llyfr (Living by the Book) with us last year.

The episode to feature us will be broadcast on Tuesday 13th September 2011 at 8.25pm. It will also be broadcast on Wednesday 14th September at 13.35, which will feature English subtitles.  You can watch in on S4C or via your computer on the channel's programme player, Clic

If you fancy getting to book, we can tell you it is really lovely - available in both English and Welsh versions too.


September 2011


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Strange But True

  • list arrowWhat did Victoria do first

    after her coronation in 1837?  Have a parliamentary meeting?  Have tea with all the royal dignitaries?  No - she gave her dog, Dash, a bath.


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