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North Wales Photographic Memories

North Wales Photographic Memories

The photo 'Aberdovey, from the Hills 1892' appears in this book.

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St Peter's, the Victorian church in the middle of the picture, was Aberdovey (or Aberdyfi's) first church, though the song 'The Bells of Aberdyfi' suggests that an earlier church lies drowned beneath the waves of Cardigan Bay. The gardens rise steeply behind the cottages, the irregular plots divided by walls and unkempt shrubs.

An extract from North Wales Photographic Memories.

Other Memories from Aberdyfi

My brothers and I would cycle from Borth to Ynyslas sand dunes from where we could see the village of Aber Dovey nestled on the other side of the estuary. We were told that on a clear day if you listened carefully you would hear church bells ringing beneath the waves. Due to the fast moving tidal flow around the estuary we were always careful not wander out too far onto the sand banks. The dunes were a peaceful haven for rabbits and wildlife.

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