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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.

An extract from North Wales Photographic Memories.

Memories of Abersoch

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.

How sad I was to see this once stunning hotel boarded up, I had such a fantastic time working there and met some lovely people. I always will remember a gentleman call Albe, what a funny man, I think he was the Del-boy of Abersoch. Dave.

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