Museum working party 7th July 2022

Early cloud gave way to bright sunny skies over Tywyn Wharf yard, the perfect conditions for the working party. This morning Andy Sheffield, Charles Benedetto and John Olsen continued working on the framework to hold the A0 Quarrymen portraits produced by North Wales artist Carwyn Jones.

John had painted the cut pieces of ply during the week and commenced marking out where the numerous fixing holes need to be drilled; Andy and Charles set up a production line on a couple of picnic tables. By coffee time most of the holes had been drilled out and the edges de-burred before the pieces were laid out on the ground to check that everything was in order for a trial fitting.

Our morning brew was taken out on the platform in the hot sunshine together with John Alderslade, duty attendant, Keith Theobald and Mike Green.

Post custard creams coffee and chat the frames were taken into the museum and assembled into the four panels for test fitting against the central stairwell balcony railings and marking for the fixing holes. The frames will be non destructively fixed to the railings with plastic waterpipe clips. Having achieved a successful fitting, the frames were disassembled and returned to the Gunpowder Store for final painting to take place and for the fixing holes to be drilled out.

Photo by John Olsen