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Caption for Abersoch, Congregational Church 1901: Abersoch was keen to advertise itself as 'the Welsh Riviera'. A horse-drawn conveyance is picking up passengers; it is a lovely sunny day, so perhaps they are off for a picnic. The church dates from 1875. Abersoch has grown fast in recent years; it offers a golf course, deep sea fishing, yachting and extensive sands.

An extract from North Wales Photographic Memories.

Memories of Abersoch

Fond memories of Summer 1970. I was sixteen, had just taken my ‘O’Levels in Bramhall, Cheshire, (back then Abersoch was known as Bramhall-by-Sea, perhaps it still is?). I had snared a Summer job as a lowly kitchen porter at The Vaynol Hotel . I already knew the village courtesy of annual family hols at The (...Read full memory)

Family holidays were great but the fun really started in the mid-60's when I could holiday their with my friends. Lunch in the Tarantella coffee bar usually presided over by Rob Jones (not the restaurant, too posh!); afternoons on the beaches, evenings in the White House where we stood 12 deep at the bar (...Read full memory)

Since 1962 I have always been to Abersoch at least once a year if not two three or four times!! In the early years we always stopped in a flat over the cowsheds at Tyn y Mur farm. ( These have now been beautifully converted - in our day there was no bath room and an outside loo!!)It was farmed by Mr and Mrs Olwyn (...Read full memory)

My sister and I worked at the hotel as chambermaids and in the bar and kitchen we slept at the top of house in an attic room I wrote letters home to a boy who came to visit called Pip and we had so much fun we later worked at tarantella making milkshakes I was 19 we remember a boy called Rob We would love to visit the new hotel.

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