Abergynolwyn, The Village 1968

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Caption for Abergynolwyn, the Village 1968: There is little apart from the Mini van parked in front of the terraced house on the bottom right of the picture to give away the date of this view, which looks north over Abergynolwyn. The village sits in its valley partly in the parish of Tal-y-llyn and partly in Llanfihangel. Most of its cottages would have been lived in by quarrymen, who laboured in the Bryneglwys slate quarry, long since closed.

An extract from North Wales Photographic Memories.

Memories of Abergynolwyn


I was stationed in Morfa Camp in Towyn between Jan 66 and Dec 68. We were more or less regulars at the pub, especially on Saturdays in the winter. The landlord at that time was an Englishman named Len or Les. He was an authority on the history of the British Army. My fondest memory is of winter evenings (...Read full memory)

My dad was from yr Aber. We lived in Pandy Square until my dad died in Feb 1952, he was the fireman on the little train from Towyn to Abergynolwyn, he was also, I believe, a local football referee. He was an ex soldier in the Royal Welch Fusiliers, I was five years old when he died, I really don't know what effect his (...Read full memory)

I came to Abergynolwyn in 1962 to work at Tyny-Cornel Hotel with my brother Luis, we were very happy to work for Mr & Mrs Hunter. I'm 66 years old and I remember many times the town and my first love Gwylem Mumford, I think he became a doctor. I hope so because he was a very clever boy. Also I remember (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Abergynolwyn, the Village 1968: There is little apart from the Mini van parked in front of the terraced house on the bottom right of the picture to give away the date of this view, which looks north over Abergynolwyn. The village sits in its valley partly in the parish of Tal-y-llyn and partly in Llanfihangel. Most of its cottages would have been lived in by quarrymen, who laboured in the Bryneglwys slate quarry, long since closed.

An extract from North Wales Photographic Memories.

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