Barmouth, Gwynedd
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Barmouth and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Rock Shop

The Welsh costumed young lady outside the Rock Shop had an unlimited supply of Pwllheli Number 8 rock. A joy to eat, unlike so many of today's softer offerings at other seaside resorts. On a day visit to Barmouth from my home village of Dyffryn the three main events were the Rock Shop for a free sample, the Milk Bar for lunch and ...Read full memory

My Barmouth Holidays

In 1946 my dad decided we would join an aunt and uncle holidaying at Barmouth. They had hired a little caravan for two weeks at Caerdaniel farm Llanaber. Dad dug out his prewar camping gear [we were camping at Clevedon in September 1939 when I was 18 months old ] and borrowed a large sack truck off his boss. On the ...Read full memory

A memory of Barmouth by johniemason

Grandfather's Birthplace 1908

My grandfather Edward 'Ted' Powell was born in Barmouth in 1908 and lived in Tai Croesion, Llanaber. His mother was Sarah and father Evan Ellis, and he had a sister Bessie. His grandparents owned the grocery store in the village Powell & Sons. When he was a toddler he ran out into the road and was hit by a ...Read full memory

A memory of Barmouth by Gail Frederick