200 years after his death at Waterloo,
one of the Duke of Wellington's
top commanders, General
Sir Thomas Picton, is again linked with a major battle.
time it is a campaign not against Napoleon
Bonaparte, but to save his once grand country mansion
in Carmarthenshire, Wales.
red-brick Georgian house, called Iscoed, is located in
the parish of St Ishmaels at Ferryside near Carmarthen.
has been allowed to fall into terrible ruin, but a group
of concerned people is battling to fund a project to restore
the historically significant and lovely building, as well
as turning it into a Arts-centred attraction.
you can see from the images, Iscoed is little more than
a shell at the moment although it is sited on a particularly
beautiful spot on the Towey River.
plan is to have the project completed by the 200th anniversary
of Waterloo in 1815.
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