A Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis FrithA Grand Spell of Sunshine - The Life and Legacy of Francis Frith

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More about this scene

Like many of the small resorts on the west coast of Wales, the largely Victorian seafront enjoys a very seasonal existence. Its original trade was as a fishing port, and 16th-century accounts tell of a great throng of boats assembling from 'around the kingdom' for the annual herring season. It must have been very different from this scene of holidaymakers on the beach. Modesty still demanded a few changing huts, and the overcoats some people are wearing suggest a determination to enjoy despite the weather!

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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