With the Tide exhibition at Storiel

Date: 08/05/2018

To celebrate the Year of the Sea and Coast, the With the Tide exhibition offers a glimpse at Gwynedd’s maritime history.

The exhibition offers a selection of interesting items from the collections at Storiel and Gwynedd Council Archives Service, and is an opportunity to see many artefacts and old photographs not usually on display.

One item which is sure to draw interest is the working model of the SS Mauritania built in 1927-1929 by W. Glyn Williams, Bangor.

Another item that could tell a tale or two is an old sailor’s sea chest with a painting of a merchant ship from around 1840-1860, in full sail, on the inside of its lid.

An uniform which was worn on the TS Clio, a reformatory school ship which was stationed near Bangor Pier from 1877-1920, can also be seen.

Many people probably remember or have heard stories about the ‘HMS Conway’ which became wrecked on the shores of the Menai Strait in 1953. In the exhibition there is an opportunity to see a locker door which was salvaged from the wreck. Painted on it is a depiction of a Victorian era sailor.

Along with the ‘Moel Tryvan ‘ and the ‘Greyhound’ sailing ships embroidered in wool by sailors, there are many old images to see as well.

You can delve deeper into the seafaring history of north-west Wales by visiting the maritime museums at Porthmadog, Nefyn, Holyhead and Barmouth.

The With the Tide exhibition will be open until 15 September at Storiel, Bangor.

Storiel is open Tuesday to Saturday, from 11am to 5pm.