It’s always pleasing to know that around the world somewhere someone is probably looking at one of my pictures on their wall but it is really something when visitors from Kentucky USA go out of their way on the UK trip to come down to Somerset and make a point of meeting the artist at our Somerset Crafts Gallery. So meeting Wayne and Glenda Moudy was a real treat for me and it was a day for them to remember as well as it was their 48 Wedding Anniversary, congratulations you two.
Evidently they have bought so many prints from me that their grandchildren have enough cardboard tubes to play building games with now. This visit gave me time to tell them more about some of the pictures they have such as this years addition to the collection, Threshing Day, which shows the Wright family of Compton Dundon using their old threshing machine to procure the the long straw for their thatching business which is over two hundred years old. This rural scene was carried on by them until only a few years ago as the short length new grain crops are not suitable for thatching. The late Harold Wright to the left of the picture was almost a legend in thatching circles and demonstrated his craft for years at the Royal Bath and West Show.
Many thanks to Sue Heys our stained glass artist at the gallery who took the photos so there was a chance this time to record the occasion, I must remember to do it when the collectors from Tasmania call in again. Notice- Sue’s Red Dragon item on the table.
Lovely to meet you Wayne and Glenda have a good trip it’s good to see you visiting the old ruins and ancient sites of the West Country.