Gunter Mansion, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire. April 2017
Gunter Mansion, 37-39 Cross Street, (5 shops) Abergavenny, Monmouthshire is a house of the early 17th century. It was built around 1600 and mentioned in 1678 in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom as a place of public Catholic worship. It the final place or prayer for Saint David Lewis before his execution on 27 August 1679. It is a Grade II* listed building.
After the Reformation and the Act of Supremacy 1558, in 1600, Thomas Gunter, a local Roman Catholic, built the house. A secret chapel was built in the attic of the house.
On 12 April 1678, John Arnold (the MP for Monmouthshire), told the House of Commons, ‘that he had seen a public chapel near the house of Mr Thomas Gunter, a papist convict, in Abergavenny, adorned with the mark of the Jesuits on the outside, and is informed that Mass is said there by Captain Evans, a reported Jesuit, and by the aforesaid David Lewis in that very great numbers resort to the said chapel and very often at Church time, and he hath credibly heard that hundreds have gone out of the said chapel when not forty have gone out of the said church, that the said chapel is situate in a public street of the said town, and doth front the street.' That year, with the Titus Oates's plot, a Jesuit priest, David Lewis was arrested at St Michael's Church, Llantarnam. He prayed in the Gunter Mansion chapel before being executed in Usk.
In 1864, the central area of the house was divided from the rest and became the Parrot Inn. In 1898, it became the Cardiff Arms.
In 1907, two brothers, Thomas and Edwin Foster bought and repaired the building. They discovered evidence for the existence of the chapel in the house attic. A mural showing the Adoration of the Magil was found and given to the Abergavenny Castle Museum along with the original door from the front entrance. Other than repairs to the chimney in 1913, and an extension to the rear of the house, the building has not been altered since 1907. In January 2017 the building was bought by the Welsh Georgian Trust. #guntermansion#monmouthshire#history#wales#abergavenny#crossstreet#catholic#southwales#gwent#mansion
Lest we forget....anzac day today❤️❤️🌹🌹my great grandfather fought in france he came home, while he was away his wife died and all the kids went to an orphanage🌺🌺the little girl on the left in this pic had her hair shaved off because she was recovering from diptheria, they thought at the time if you take the hair off it gives the child strength to recover!!❤️when my g greatfather came home from france he wasnt the same and had very little to do with his kids... Oh well thats life...#ww1#pozieres#france#anzacday#lestweforget#thegreatwar#hatewar#history#vintagephoto#sadness#familiesofwar#reflecting
سحر أندلسي..ميراث حضارة..ونمط حياة!
الفلامنكو: هي رقصة ذات أصول أندلسية. تعتبر من أهم الموروثات الثقافية الفنية ضمن الموسيقى الأندلسية والفن الأندلسي التي ميزت الجنوب الأسباني وأقليم الأندلس منذ زمن، ولازالت تحمل هذا الموروث العريق بأسمها الرخيم، حتى أصبحت رقصة معروفة عالميا. شخصيا..فأن أول ما تبادر إلى ذهني عندما سمعت موسيقى الفلامنكو ورأيت عرض حي لها في شوارع غرناطة..كان ذلك الحكم الإسلامي..العربي..والإمازيغي..الذي امتد لأكثر من 800 عام في اسبانيا اليوم.
استحضرت حينها..كل حكام الأندلس، وبنو أمية وبنو الأحمر فيها..
من صقر قريش-عبد الرحمن الداخل- إلى عبد الله الصغير..اخر حكام الأندلس.
والمسجد الكبير في قرطبة..
استحضرت كل ذلك..
🇷🇺Slapped an original Russian sling and bayonet on that bitch. 1942 Mosin Nagant 91/30🇷🇺. As with most of these nowadays, the bayonets won't fit all the way unless you open up the bayonet collar a bit, or mill it out.