July - Month Eight
It’s Summer time!
The sun is shining (mostly!), the kids are enjoying the start of their holidays, and here at Pogim July saw the completion of our work with Wild Horse Brewery.
When we heard that the guys at Wild Horse were making a special ale for Conwy’s Medieval Tournament (June), we couldn’t resist heading along to see the production in progress. From heather and hops, to brewed and bottled; Jeff was able to film the process from beginning to end and made this awesome video to capture the magic.
The beginning of July also took us to Aberconwy House, the oldest recorded merchant house! In a more modest way to Plas Mawr (see May’s post), the house showed how the working people would have lived and entertained guests.
Focusing on Evan & Elizabeth David in the 1600s and Captain Samuel Williams in the 1700s, the history of the house was fascinating. It was also a great example of the wheat industry, as being owned by a farming couple, grain/bread was the main source of income for the family; this would then be sold alongside crops in the shop on the lower level of the building.
We're having a great time discovering all the food heritage that Conwy has to offer and we're really excited to bring it all together in our exhibition in October!