Would love to see items blog readers have found on the Ladies of Llangollen!

Have you come across mentions of the Ladies?

Happy to post historical or scholarly “sightings” of Sarah Ponsonby and Eleanor Butler.

Contact me, Kelly M. McDonald, at smithandgosling [at] gmail [dot] com.

For a list of publications, see The Author.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rose McMahon
    Jul 29, 2013 @ 12:02:34

    I am delighted to see that Plas Newydd is still inspiring artists:

    The blog author, Susan Briscoe was a Plas Newydd Artist in residence, and organised the creation of a community quilt during her residency.

    Rose McMahon, Curator of Plas Newydd 1990-2008


    • Janeite Kelly
      Jul 29, 2013 @ 12:38:13

      In one word: WOW!

      I’m so glad you brought this to our attention, Rose — only wish the installation was available “in person” still. Thanks to the close-up shots, one almost feels we’re there. Simply beautiful work.



  2. Rose McMahon
    Jul 16, 2015 @ 11:49:19

    As well as creating an Artist in Residence programme at Plas Newydd during my time working there, I also commissioned a play about The Ladies that was written by Lucy Gough and performed by Theatr Clwyd. I was interested to learn that the Llangollen Fringe has commissioned another play that will be premiered next week in the grounds:


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