Thursday, 17 January 2013

David Lloyd George

David Lloyd George, Prime Minister and Chancellor, the famous Welsh Politician  was born 150 years ago today on the 17th January 1863. What I didn't know was that he was born in England, Manchester in fact. He was well known for his oration. He apparently had many illicit affairs along with keeping a wife and a mistress! A bit of a dark horse.

The Locomotive pictured above is the "David Lloyd George" on the Ffestiniog Railway it is a Double Fairlie 0-4-4-0.i.e. it looks like two engines stuck back to back. So which is older the locomotive or the politician? Despite appearances the locomotive was built by the Ffestiniog Railway Company and completed as recently as 1992.

Anyway Alex and I took Jac for a ride on it up to Blaenau Ffestiniog a couple of years ago and I felt it would make a nice painting.

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