Llanfairfechan, 1890
Photo ref: 23209
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A Selection of Memories from Llanfairfechan

For many years now, we've been inviting visitors to our website to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was, prompted by the photographs in our archive. Here are some from Llanfairfechan

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In the early 1950s Mining undergraduates at the University of Birmingham practised land surveying at Llanfairfechan. They lodged for most of June at Newry Cottages, now Plas Heulog. The task was to traverse the area south of Newry to where Afon Llanfairfechan is formed by the confluence of three smaller streams. Teams of three lugged theodolites and notebooks along the lanes and over the hills for at least ...see more
My mother was evacuated from Liverpool because of the May blitz of 1941. She was 7. We have just been over for the 80th commemorative ceremony and exhibition in Penmairmayr with her and my 2 sisters...it was very sad and at the same time great to be able to take her back. We visited the house where she stayed and the area. It was a memorable 2 days
My mother as a young girl, together with her sister, were orphaned and found a home by a Liverpool society at Llanfairfechan. She remembered a plaque on the wall of the home to the young men who had died during the great war. She remembered the Balmoral Hotel as being very luxurious place to stay and the near tragedy of a group of Jewish children who came on holiday to Llanfairfechan, they mistook the ...see more
I used to work and study in Manchester for several years in the 1960's and frequently travelled back to my home town of Hatch End to see my girlfriend, Angela Chapuis. Sometimes she would come up north to see me. One wet weekend in April 1967 Angela and I set off from Manchester to visit North Wales in my old car.  We stayed in youth hostels and hoped to climb Snowdon as both of us enjoyed outdoor ...see more