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The Ted Martin Memorial Trophy


Many Lisvane residents will remember Ted Martin who was a well-known figure in the village until he and Marilyn moved to the Mumbles in 2006. Those who knew him were saddened when he died in July 2009.


Ted was an active and enthusiastic supporter of village activities for many years. He was at one time a regular member of the Lisvane Art Workshop and contributed to many of the Workshop’s exhibitions. He was a talented artist and there are many households in Lisvane where Ted’s originals can be found - valued reminders of Ted himself.


Several of his friends decided that they would like to provide another way in which he might be remembered in the form of an award or trophy. Following discussions with members of the Art Workshop, a decision was taken to purchase a bronze sculpture by Philip Hearsey from the Victoria Fearn Gallery in Rhiwbina.

The sculpture (left) is mounted on a wooden plinth, which has a bronze plate inscribed “The Ted Martin Trophy”. It is awarded annually to the best entry in the November Art Workshop exhibition, as voted for by members of the public attending the exhibition.

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The trophy was given to the Workshop at one of their meetings in March 2010 by the contributors. Ted’s wife, Marilyn, presented the trophy to the first winner following the exhibition in November 2010.

We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the award: Janet and Steve Best, Martin and Mary Bye, Virginia and Vic Chambers, John and Pat Harding, Lesley and Derek Pollock, Mike and Mary Salter and Pat and Peter Taylor.

Friends of Ted Martin.

(right) Ted conducting a critique at LAW in February 2005.