I received an email yesterday from a volunteer Room Guide at the castle.
"Good morning Caroline, I am a volunteer at Penrhyn since June 2017 and had my first visual yesterday.
On the morning on Sunday 8th March, approx 11.05 I was relieved for ten minutes so I could do a quick familiarisation around the castle of the new ‘What a World’ installations.
I came down from the State bedroom and stepped briefly into the Chapel, saw there was no exhibition in there and headed left towards the Lower India room (Hugh Napier’s bedroom). As I neared the en suite and bedroom I saw a man appear from the right hand side of the room, he looked at me, tutted and raised his eyebrows and backed himself back into the room as though he didn’t want to be seen or bothered. He was wearing a brown suit and would have been about 5’6 if that; certainly not too tall.
I thought it strange but carried on to the Lower India and there was no one in there. I reported my sighting to a staff member (PW) and another volunteer (AD). The other volunteer was on a roving duty that day and stated that she visited the Lower India area a few times during the day and it had remained quite colder than usual."
What a fascinating story! The description of the man sounds as though it could have been Hugh Napier the 4th Lord Penrhyn. I wonder what he thinks about the new What A World Exhibition currently displayed at the castle? Perhaps he is annoyed about things being moved around?
|Lower India Room|