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North Wales Photographic Memories

North Wales Photographic Memories

The photo 'Abersoch, St Tudwal's Hotel 1901' appears in this book.

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Caption for Abersoch, St Tudwal's Hotel 1901: One of Abersoch's many hostelries, this establishment is now St Tudwal's Inn. St Tudwal (Tugdual) was a Breton, who escaped the fall of Rome in the 6th century and landed on the small islands a little offshore. A ruined chapel is said to be the remains of an oratory he founded. Abersoch was not just a centre for visitors - there were lead mines nearby.

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Memories of Abersoch

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.

My parents owned the Hotel and I was introduced to it when I returned home from Bangor Hospital. I lived there for many years and can remember Kath's recollections of people 12 deep at the bar and having the job of guarding the windows to stop poeple queue jumping, something I wasn't (...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)

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)

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