Silversmithing in the 19th century
As this video featuring Tony Evans, grandson of Jenkin Evans, demonstrates, making a candlestick was not as simple as it might appear.
A major conservation project was necessary, and was carried out from 2008 to 2011. It was clear that certain issues had to be dealt with, such as leaking roofs and gutters, broken windows, rickety shelves, not to mention a resident flock of pigeons!
The method of retaining the atmosphere of the property but still making it weathertight developed over time.
Bethan Stanley, Rose Arkle