Monthly Archives: June 2011

Gogarth Abbey Wine List

Here’s something different to the paintings but related to Gogarth Abbey Hotel – a recent find on eBay: an original Gogarth Abbey Hotel¬†Wine List, complete with wine listings still inside it. Dates from about 1990. Fond memories of strolling into … Continue reading

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Paintings in Situ

Thanks to Nicola for providing this photograph that shows some of the paintings as they were displayed at Gogarth Abbey Hotel. We would very much appreciate any photos other people may have of the pictures at Gogarth, please do email … Continue reading

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The Very Beginning!

Happened across this text today! Its from Bryan’s Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (Volume 4), reproduced on the web here. “OUSEY, BUCKLEY, painter of landscape and figure subjects, was born at Stalybridge about 1851. Originally a weaver, he acquired by … Continue reading

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W J Jones 3 Chapel Street

This signature was found along with some others behind the oak panelling which housed the Ousey paintings in Gogarth Abbey Hotel / Penmorfa. The panels were built around 1900. Thanks to the members of the Llandudno Forum who contributed this … Continue reading

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Gogarth, going, gone…

There’s not much we can say about the waste of this building, except perhaps that we believe a replica of the original Penmorfa should be constructed there, for all to enjoy.

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Beneath the Oak Picture Panels

This photo was taken immediately after the panels of paintings had been removed from Penmorfa. The previous wall decoration they were mounted over is clearly visible and indicates a drop toward what would at that time (about 1900) have been … Continue reading

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The Missing Part of the Collection

Whilst staying at the Gogarth Abbey hotel I was once informed by the owner and the head waiter that a relative of Buckley Ousey had an amount of paintings done at the same time as these equal to about a … Continue reading

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Gogarth Abbey Commemorative Postcard and Mousemat

Really enjoy creating these today, very pleased indeed with the result. Have never seen it done before…mixing photo and oil painting. First one sold on eBay for ¬£3.50 within twenty minutes of listing it, second listing scored the highest number … Continue reading

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About Buckley Ousey

From ‘Bygone Stalybridge’ by Samuel Hill, 1907: “BUCKLEY OUSEY, R.C.A. Buckley Ousey was born in Castle Street, Stalybridge, in the year 1851, his father, who died a few weeks before our subject came into the world, being a clerk at … Continue reading

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Do You Recognise Any of These Scenes?

OK, some are obviously fictional. A comment on the Three Towns Forum – http://threetownsforum.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=115.msg28978;topicseen#msg28978 – set me thinking though: are some of them depicting real places? Certainly there’s the same archway that shows up in two of the paintings. Ousey … Continue reading

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