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Gogarth Abbey Pen

There used to be a supply of these kept on the reception desk for vistors to use & keep.

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New Addition to our Gogarth Abbey Hotel Memorabilia Collection

Original cutlery from the hotel stamped with ‘Gogarth Abbey Hotel’.

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Article on Buckley Ousey

Here is a link to an article on Buckley Ousey which appeared in the Daily Post last week, complete with picture of Buckley Ousey: Daily Post Buckley Ousey Article Thanks to Penmorfa Paintings follower Paul for letting me know about … Continue reading

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Walrus & Carpenter Postcard

This postcard shows the painting of the Walrus and the Carpenter above the fireplace in the entrance lounge at Gogarth Abbey; it later years it was displayed in the dining room. The card is postmarked 31 August 1911. Note the … Continue reading

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Alice in Wonderland – “additional chapter recently discovered at the Gogarth Abbey Hotel, Llandudno…”

“…where part of Lewis Carroll’s immortal children’s books were written”. Here we have an unusual booklet probably published by the Gogarth Abbey Hotel in the mid twentieth century. It is a charming attempt at tempting visitors to stay at the … Continue reading

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Original Gogarth Abbey Toast Rack

Another fine piece of Gogarth Abbey memorabilia just added to our collection – this time a silver toast rack which we have been informed probably dates from the 1930s/1940s. It is stamped Gogarth Abbey and was probably smuggled out in a suitcase … Continue reading

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The Lounge at Gogarth Abbey Hotel

A recent eBay find – a postcard of the lounge at the Gogarth Abbey Hotel. The date on the reverse is hard to read but its from about a hundred years ago. Some of the Ousey pictures can be seen … Continue reading

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The Walrus and the Carpenter by Robert Fowler RI

This painting will be familiar to anyone who visited Penmorfa – Gogarth Abbey Hotel – over the years. It is now in our possession, albeit in need of refurbishment, and hopefully during the refurbishment process we can have it copied so … Continue reading

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Penmorfa Disected

Quoted from the archive of the Three Towns’ Forum: “It’s at times like this like Ivor Wynne Jones’ excellent book Llandudno: Queen of the Welsh Resorts comes in handy! On page 104, there’s an early sketch of Penmorfa, which clearly … Continue reading

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Where is your Gallery?

At the moment there isn’t one. This is partly for want of a suitable location with secure premises, but mainly because the paintings themselves need renovating and preserving before they can be displayed. Don’t lose hope though, the ultimate aim … Continue reading

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