John Taylor’s Journey Through Wales: A Talk by Terry John
John Taylor was a 17th century writer and traveller who made a number of eccentric and adventurous journeys around Britain, including one to Wales during which he visited Pembrokeshire. He wrote an account of this journey in prose and verse and it was published in 1652 under the title “A Short Relation of a Long Journey, made round or ovall by encompassing the principalitie of Wales”. Another of his journeys was along the Thames in a boat made of brown paper, with oars made of dried fish tied to canes, kept afloat by inflated bullocks’ bladders. He must have been a real character!
On 14th July at 7.30, Terry john will be sharing tales of John Taylor’s journey through Wales.. Refreshments will also be available: