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Lloyd George statue donated to Llanystumdwy museum

August 14, 2008 6:54 PM
LG museum

The Lloyd George Museum in Llanystumdwy - well worth a visit.

A small replica of the statue of David Lloyd George which was unveiled in Parliament Square, Westminster last year has been donated to the Lloyd George Museum in his home village of Llanystumdwy and as from 12 August 2008 will be on permanent display there.

The bronze sculpture, or maquette, is one foot high. It was created by Professor Glyn Williams, the sculptor who designed the original full-size sculpture in Parliament Square. The maquette was presented to the museum as a gift by Lord John Morris of Aberavon on behalf of the David Lloyd George Statue Appeal Trust.

In addition to the maquette, the Lloyd George museum is of course filled with memorabilia and artifacts, personal and political, commemorating the last Liberal prime minister. As well as a cinema, library and recreated Victorian schoolroom the museum incorporates LG's boyhood home, Highgate, where he grew up under the tutelage of his uncle Richard Lloyd and the workshop where Uncle Lloyd carried on his trade as a shoemaker.

Nearby is Lloyd George's grave overlooking the River Dwyfor and of course his boyhood school which has recently won a short reprieve from the threat of closure by Gwynedd County Council.

You can visit the website of the Lloyd George museum at: http://www.gwynedd.gov.uk/gwy_doc.asp?doc=13265&Language=1 and if you are in the area you should not miss the opportunity to visit the place itself, as the donation of the maquette demonstrates, there is always something new to see there.