Keepsakes Gallery

Anna Hegarty

Anna holds her Keepsake, a small reindeer model

Anna tells us why she carries her reindeer in her pocket wherever she goes… I first came to Britain in 1957 as an au pair to learn English. I married an Englishman and we went to live in New York. Those were the heady days of the 1960s, full of music and poetry, a whole… Read more


. The Iliad is a great story about old Greek history, which is one of the most amazing and important classical books. You can learn a lot of values from the story. When I read it I felt I had moved from childhood to adulthood. Return to Keepsakes gallery Read more


This is a souvenir that I always have with my keys because it reminds me of my city, Jerez. It shows two castañuelas. They are typical of the south of Spain as an instrument played by women who dance in the Feria festival. It starts in Sevilla in April and moves every week to different… Read more


This guitar belongs to my 9-year-old sister. She decorated it with stickers. We like to find songs on the iPad. She plays while I sing the lyrics. We are from the Dominican Republic. Our favourite songs are by the Guatemalan singer Ricardo Arjona. I especially like Fuista tu and Tu sin mi. Return to Keepsakes… Read more