Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Lloyd George Museum stars in new TV documentary

The Lloyd George Museum, Llanystumdwy will be part of a new documentary which traces the relationship between the former-Prime Minister and his two wives.

The film crew were busy around the Llanystumdwy area - visiting the Lloyd George Museum and Ty Newydd in Llanystumdwy; Pencaenewydd and Criccieth as they prepared the new TV documentary.

Ffion Hague presents the one hour documentary on the relationship between Lloyd George and his wives – Margaret Owen and Frances Stevenson, charting the women’s extraordinary influence on the Llanystumdwy-raised David Lloyd George’s career.

Nest Thomas, Gwynedd Council’s Museums Officer said:

“We are proud that the Museum is playing a part in this new documentary which looks at a very interesting aspect of Lloyd George’s history.

“We hope the programme will encourage more people to show an interest in the history of David Lloyd George and to come along to the Museum in Llanystumdwy to learn more about his life and times.”

In the programme Ffion Hague, author of “The Pain and the Privilege: The Women in Lloyd George’s Life”, embarks on a journey from the remote beauty of Bardsey Island – one of Lloyd George’s first meetings with his future wife, Margaret – through to the bustling London political social scene where he encountered his mistress, Frances.

The documentary, “ Dwy Wraig Lloyd George, gyda Ffion Hague” (“ The Two Wives of Lloyd George, with Ffion Hague”) will be broadcast on S4C on Sunday, 20 September at 9pm.

Also, on Friday evening, 18 October, Professor Hywel Teifi Edwards will give a Welsh language lecture arranged by the Friends of the Lloyd George Museum. The lecture, “The Lion from Gwynedd and his Eisteddfod” will be held at Moriah Chapel, Llanystumdwy. Contact the Lloyd George Museum on 01766 522071 for more information.

The Lloyd George Museum, Llanystumdwy is open daily throughout September from 10.30am to 5pm and from 11am to 4pm Monday to Fridays throughout October. To contact the Museum, call 01766 522071 or email:


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