The Mary Jones

Mary Jones lived in the village very close to my workshop. In 1799, at the age of fifteen, she walked 26 miles barefoot from Llanfihangel-y-Pennant to Bala to buy a copy of the Welsh Bible from a well-known preacher. By doing so Mary helped inspire the founding of the British and Foreign Bible Society which gave birth to a worldwide Bible movement.

This type of stool was commonly used in peasant households during the 1800's and is my tribute to her.

The back stool is smaller than a standard chair but bigger than a milking stool making a wonderful child's seat but still suitable for an adult.