Caernarfon artwork presented to Ysgol Maesincla

Date: 04/02/2020
Ysgol Maesincla

In a recent event at Ysgol Maesincla, Gwynedd Council's Library Service presented a colourful picture of Caernarfon made by pupils of the school back in 1969.

Staff at Caernarfon Library came across the picture while refurbishing the library store over the summer, and because it has been stored in the dark for so many years, the colours have remained as bright and vivid as they were over fifty years ago.

Councillor Gareth Thomas, Gwynedd Council's Cabinet Member for developing the Economy and Community, said: “What a discovery! This painting is a small piece of Caernarfon’s history that offers a creative interpretation of the town as it was during the 1960s.

“It's interesting to see old names like Crosville in the picture, and the castle dominating the townscape as it has done for centuries.

“There is not a lot of information at the moment as to why the picture was created and who helped the children with the artwork. But we hope this publicity will rekindle old memories of former pupils and anyone else involved in creating this artwork.”

Beatboxer Ed Holden (Mr Phormula) also took part in the event by holding a workshop with the pupils inspired by the drawing.

Image: Beatboxer Ed Holden (Mr Phormula) holding a workshop with Ysgol Maesincla pupils on the day.