Tag Archives: Penmorfa

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┬áneed 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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The Walrus and the Carpenter

The painting of the Walrus and the Carpenter hung in the dining room of Gogarth Abbey Hotel for many years – check back here soon for some very exciting news of the original painting! This picture was taken whilst it … 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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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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