Wales 1900 - 2000

This news clipping from 1960 concerns Caernarvon Town Council's heated debate on whether married women should be employed at the Borough Council. Councillor Idris Roberts argued that married women's husbands earn good money and therefore married...
This clipping is a letter to the editor written from Bangor, North Wales in 1957. The writer calls into question the exaggerated claims of earlier correspondents who assert that no Welsh-men or chapel goers visit clubs on a Sunday. He points out some...
This clipping is a letter to the editor written from Port Dinorwic, North Wales in 1957. it concerns the opening of souvenir shops in Caernarvon on a Sunday and makes the case that, unlike petrol, souvenirs are not a public necessity and visitors have...
This photograph shows Lord Brecon, the Minister for State for Welsh Affairs, in Penygroes in 1958. He is on the extreme right in an overcoat talking with Goronwy Roberts MP for Caernarfon. Mr Tom Jones, with briefcase, is secretary of Transport and...
In 1958 the unemployed men from the Nantlle Valley marched to Caernarfon to protest against the plight of 3000 workless men in the area. This photograph shows the men setting off from Penygroes carrying banners and slogans on their seven mile march...
news clippings about Unemployed March to Caernarfon and 2 photographs 1958
news clippings about Unemployed March to Caernarfon and 2 photographs 1958
news clippings about Unemployed March to Caernarfon and 2 photographs 1958
news clippings about Unemployed March to Caernarfon and 2 photographs 1958
1 letter and 2 lists of unemployed agricultural workers 1955-56 (E)
1 letter and 2 lists of unemployed agricultural workers 1955-56 (E)
1 letter and 2 lists of unemployed agricultural workers 1955-56 (E)
News clippings about Tryweryn 1957 (E)
News clippings about Tryweryn 1957 (E)
News clippings about Tryweryn 1957 (E)
This photograph shows Owen Parry of 10 Victoria Terrace, Deiniolen with his six sons who were all quarrymen at Dinorwic Quarry. Back row left to right: Owen, Harry, Mark Hughes Front row: John, Owen Parry, Henry, William Owen no date
This news clipping reports on the Portmadoc Council's decision on whether to support the proposed holiday camp at Penychain on the Llen Peninsula. Despite overall support by local authorities, there were concerns even at this stage of the impact...
This news clipping reports on the Gwyrfai Rural District Council's decision on whether to support the proposed holiday camp at Penychain on the Lleyn Peninsula. Despite overall support by local authorities, there were concerns even at this stage...
This is one side of a two sided fold out full colour brochure advertising improvements made at Butlin's holiday camps. It features the camp at Pwllheli on the Lleyn Peninsula in which a new rope railway has been installed. A minature railway...
This is one side of a two sided fold out full colour brochure advertising improvements made at Butlin's holiday camps throughout the UK. It features the facilities and attractions at all Butlin's camps including the new rope railway at the...
This is the tenth and final page of the English version of the leaflet, published in 1940s. This page continues the four legal points concerning the purchase of the land and planning permission and concludes that no interim permit should be granted...
This is the ninth page of the English version of the leaflet, published in 1940s. It continues to outline an alternative use for the land on which the Penychain camp stands - a Friendly Societies' Recuperative Home. It comes down to the choice...
This is the eighth page of the English version of the leaflet, published in 1940s. It proposes an alternative use for the land on which the Penychain camp stands - a Friendly Societies' Recuperative Home. This would be for the use of workers needing...
This is the seventh page of the English version of the leaflet, published in 1940s. It continues to outline the complex process by which the private land on the Broomhall estate was originally purchased by the Admiralty and the involvement of Mr Butlin....
This is the sixth page of the English version of the leaflet, published in 1940s. It gives the background to Mr Butlin's company formed in 1937 as Amusement Caterers. Memo No. 2 continues from Memo No.1 and outlines the process by which the private...
This is the fifth page of the English version of the leaflet, published in 1940s. It considers some of the arguments in favour of Butlin's holiday camp including providing local employment to tradesmen, opportunities for local shopkeepers to run...
<p> This is the fourth page of the English version of the leaflet, published in 1940s. It outlines the possible alternative uses for the land - a tuberculosis clinic, a rehabilitation centre for disabled soldiers and civilians, youth camp or...
This is the second page of the English version of the leaflet, published in 1940s. This page republishes a Memo first printed in April 1944 and sent to local councillors in Lleyn and Caernarvonshire. You can see the original Memo also on Peoples Collection...
This is the third page of the English version of the leaflet, published in 1940s. It outlines the way Mr Butlin became involved in the land in question during the war and says that this is now becoming a test case for protection of the Welsh coastline...
This is the first page of the English version of the leaflet, published in 1940s. It spells out the "simple choice":  the "perverted development" of Butlin's "luxury holiday high pressure amusement camp" or "real...
This is the inside cover of the English version of the leaflet, published in 1940s. It lists the founding members of the Lleyn Defence Committee, many of whom were Welsh professional men and women including ministers of religion. The Defence Committee...
This is the cover of the English version of the leaflet, published in 1940s. The Lleyn Defence Committee published two leaflets, one in Welsh, one in English printed in Caernarfon and priced at twopence. The Defence Committee was formed in April...
This is the tenth and final page of the Welsh version of the leaflet, published in 1940s. This page continues the four legal points concerning the purchase of the land and planning permission and concludes that no interim permit should be granted to...
This is the ninth page of the Welsh version of the leaflet, published in 1940s. It continues to outline an alternative use for the land on which the Penychain camp stands - a Friendly Societies' Recuperative Home. It comes down to the choice between...
This is the eighth page of the Welsh version of the leaflet, published in 1940s. It proposes an alternative use for the land on which the Penychain camp stands - a Friendly Societies' Recuperative Home. This would be for the use of workers needing...
This is the seventh page of the Welsh version of the leaflet, published in 1940s. It continues to outline the complex process by which the private land on the Broomhall estate was originally purchased by the Admiralty and the involvement of Mr Butlin....
This is the sixth page of the Welsh version of the leaflet, published in 1940s. It gives the background to Mr Butlin's company formed in 1937 as Amusement Caterers. Memo No. 2 continues from Memo No.1 and outlines the process by which the private...
This is the seventh page of the Welsh version of the leaflet, published in 1940s. It continues to outline the complex process by which the private land on the Broomhall estate was originally purchased by the Admiralty; and the involvement of Mr Butlin....
This is the fourth page of the Welsh version of the leaflet, published in 1940s. It outlines the possible alternative uses for the land - a tuberculosis clinic, a rehabilitation centre for disabled soldiers and civilians, youth camp or college or a...
This is the third page of the Welsh version of the leaflet, published in 1940s. It outlines the way Mr Butlin became involved in the land in question during the war and says that this is now becoming a test case for protection of the Welsh coastline...
This is the second page of the Welsh version of the leaflet, published in 1940s. This page republishes a Memo first printed in April 1944 and sent to local councillors in Lleyn and Caernarvonshire. You can see the original Memo also on Peoples Collection...
This is the first page of the Welsh version of the leaflet, published in 1940s. It spells out the "simple choice":  the "perverted development" of Butlin's "luxury holiday high pressure amusement camp" or "real...
This is the inside cover of the Welsh version of the leaflet, published in 1940s. It lists the founding members of the Lleyn Defence Committee, many of whom were Welsh professional men and women including ministers of religion. The Defence Committee...
This is the final page of a 4 page memorandum, written in April 1944. In it, the committee questions the statement made about how much the holiday camp will support the local community and indeed the long-term financial viability of the holiday camp...
This is the third page of a 4 page memorandum, written in April 1944. In it, the committee suggests alternative and preferable uses for the land, such as a training centre for youth, to meet the needs of post-war industry in North Wales. The Defence...
This is the second page of a 4 page memorandum, written in April 1944. In it, the committee draws attention to the consequences of allowing Butlin to win - "all of the precious spots on our shores are in danger". This is a test case and the...
This is the first page of a 4 page memorandum, written in April 1944. In it, the committee voices its concern about the effects of the proposed holiday camp on the natural beauty of the area and on the spiritual and cultural life of Wales. The...
This is the cover page of amemorandum, written in April 1944. It lists the members of the Committee and the reasons for the formation of the committee. The Memorandum has been sent to Welsh MPs and local authorities. The Defence Committee was formed...
6 photographs No.1 Fron Haul Slateworkers cottage presented 1969
6 photographs No.1 Fron Haul Slateworkers cottage presented 1969
6 photographs No.1 Fron Haul Slateworkers cottage presented 1969
6 photographs No.1 Fron Haul Slateworkers cottage presented 1969
Tallyboard
This is Panel 5 from the exhibition at the National Slate Museum, Llanberis which shows the letter dated 30 August 1969 from the Managing Director announcing the closure of the quarry.
This is page 3 of the letter from the Managing Director of the Dinorwic Slate Quarries to the quary staff dated 30 August 1969 announcing the closure of the quarry.
This is page 2 of the letter from the Managing Director of the Dinorwic Slate Quarries to the quary staff dated 30 August 1969 announcing the closure of the quarry.
This is the first page of the letter from the Managing Director of the Dinorwic Slate Quarries to the quary staff dated 30 August 1969 announcing the closure of the quarry.
This is the list of Welsh headings which accompanied Geraint Jones' letter concerning the provision of Car Tax Forms in Welsh. Jones was writing as secretary of the Blaenau Morgannwg Cymdeithas Yr Iaith Gymraeg or Welsh Language Society.
This is the covering letter from Geraint Jones concerning the provision of Car Tax Forms in Welsh. Jones was writing as secretary of the Blaenau Morgannwg Cymdeithas Yr Iaith Gymraeg or Welsh Language Society. Attached to the letter was a list of the...
Cover and Part 12. The effects of A55 on Tourism and Recreation pp39-41 1981
Cover and Part 12. The effects of A55 on Tourism and Recreation pp39-41 1981
Cover and Part 12. The effects of A55 on Tourism and Recreation pp39-41 1981
Cover and Part 12. The effects of A55 on Tourism and Recreation pp39-41 1981
Part of evidence from Dr Arnold Joseph Taylor to A55 Enquiry Point May 1975 pp4-5
Part of evidence from Dr Arnold Joseph Taylor to A55 Enquiry Point May 1975 pp4-5
Copy of Letter of protest to CEO from Michel de Bouard 1975
A55 a. Routes at Penmaenmawr and Llanfairfechan Sketch 2 b. Routes at Conwy Sketch 1 showing red, green, blue routes c. Plan North Wales Coast Rd Pt1 West d. Plan North Wales Coast Rd Pt2 East
A55 a. Routes at Penmaenmawr and Llanfairfechan Sketch 2 b. Routes at Conwy Sketch 1 showing red, green, blue routes c. Plan North Wales Coast Rd Pt1 West d. Plan North Wales Coast Rd Pt2 East
A55 a. Routes at Penmaenmawr and Llanfairfechan Sketch 2 b. Routes at Conwy Sketch 1 showing red, green, blue routes c. Plan North Wales Coast Rd Pt1 West d. Plan North Wales Coast Rd Pt2 East
1974-81 File re A55 Expressway – Enquiry Proof of Evidence County Planning Officer p1-4
1974-81 File re A55 Expressway – Enquiry Proof of Evidence County Planning Officer p1-4
1974-81 File re A55 Expressway – Enquiry Proof of Evidence County Planning Officer p1-4
1974-81 File re A55 Expressway – Enquiry Proof of Evidence County Planning Officer p1-4
Dolgarrog Marketing Materials 1982-2002
Dolgarrog Marketing Materials 1982-2002
Dolgarrog Marketing Materials 1982-2002
Dolgarrog Marketing Materials 1982-2002
Dolgarrog Works Open Days 1977, 1978 and 1997
Dolgarrog Works Open Days 1977, 1978 and 1997
Dolgarrog Works Open Days 1977, 1978 and 1997
Dolgarrog Works Open Days 1977, 1978 and 1997
Dolgarrog Works Open Days 1977, 1978 and 1997
Dolgarrog Works Open Days 1977, 1978 and 1997
Publicity sheets “Conway river approach to Dolgarrog Salmon fishing Caerhun Reach” and Dolgarrog Country c1950s
Publicity sheets “Conway river approach to Dolgarrog Salmon fishing Caerhun Reach” and Dolgarrog Country c1950s
Dolgarrog Dam Disaster and AlCorp publicity (Daily Post 2000)
Dolgarrog Dam Disaster and AlCorp publicity (Daily Post 2000)
Dolgarrog Dam Disaster and AlCorp publicity (Daily Post 2000)
Dolgarrog Dam Disaster and AlCorp publicity (Daily Post 2000)
photographs c1920 Dolgarrog Works
photographs c1920 Dolgarrog Works
photographs c1920 Dolgarrog Works
Photographs c1920 Dolgarrog Works
This undated letter was signed by Ifor Glyn on behalf of Cymdeithas yr Iaith and sent to Merioneth Council in the 1980s. It concerned the housing problems in Merioneth and the holiday and second homes controversy.
Gwynedd CC 1981 Revised Draft Report - Ail Gartrefi Second Homes (IWJ Estate)
Gwynedd CC 1981 Revised Draft Report - Ail Gartrefi Second Homes (IWJ Estate)
Gwynedd CC 1981 Revised Draft Report - Ail Gartrefi Second Homes (IWJ Estate)
Gwynedd CC 1981 Revised Draft Report - Ail Gartrefi Second Homes (IWJ Estate)
Gwynedd CC 1981 Revised Draft Report - Ail Gartrefi Second Homes (IWJ Estate)
Gwynedd CC 1981 Revised Draft Report - Ail Gartrefi Second Homes (IWJ Estate)
News articles re Second Homes 1980, 1981, 1988, 1989 (Ivor Wynne Jones)
News articles re Second Homes 1980, 1981, 1988, 1989 (Ivor Wynne Jones)
News articles re Second Homes 1980, 1981, 1988, 1989 (Ivor Wynne Jones)
News articles re Second Homes 1980, 1981, 1988, 1989 (Ivor Wynne Jones)
News articles re Second Homes 1980, 1981, 1988, 1989 (Ivor Wynne Jones)
News articles re tourism -1979 Llechwedd Slate Mine & Celtic Cross 1990 (North Wales Weekly News/Wales on Sunday/IWJ estate)
News articles re tourism -1979 Llechwedd Slate Mine & Celtic Cross 1990 (North Wales Weekly News/Wales on Sunday/IWJ estate)
Hotpoint Factory Rationalisation, Letter from MP re closure 1992 and press cutting 1993 (Daily Post)
Hotpoint Factory Rationalisation, Letter from MP re closure 1992 and press cutting 1993 (Daily Post)
Hotpoint Factory Rationalisation, Letter from MP re closure 1992 and press cutting 1993 (Daily Post)
Hotpoint Factory Rationalisation, Letter from MP re closure 1992 and press cutting 1993 (Daily Post)
Hotpoint Factory Rationalisation, Letter from MP re closure 1992 and press cutting 1993 (Daily Post)
Hotpoint Factory Advertisements and publicity 1980s (The Pioneer, North Wales Weekly News)
Hotpoint Factory Advertisements and publicity 1980s (The Pioneer, North Wales Weekly News)
Hotpoint Factory Advertisements and publicity 1980s (The Pioneer, North Wales Weekly News)
Hotpoint Factory Advertisements and publicity 1980s (The Pioneer, North Wales Weekly News)
Hotpoint Factory Advertisements and publicity 1980s (The Pioneer, North Wales Weekly News)
This is one of several advertisements for new staff which appeared in the North Wales Weekly News throughout October 1974. The Hotpoint factory at Llandudno Junction produced washing machines for the British market. The Company was advertising...
This is one of several advertisements which appeared in the North Wales Weekly News in October and November 1974. The Hotpoint factory at Llandudno Junction produced washing machines for the British market. The Company was advertising for semi-skilled...
This is one of several advertisements which appeared in the Rhyl Journal throughout October 1974. The Hotpoint factory at Llandudno Junction produced washing machines for the British market. The Company was advertising for semi-skilled workers...
This is one of several advertisements which appeared in the Rhyl Journal throughout October 1974. The Hotpoint factory at Llandudno Junction produced washing machines for the British market. The Company was advertising for semi-skilled workers...
This is one of several advertisements which appeared in the Rhyl Journal throughout October 1974. The Hotpoint factory at Llandudno Junction produced washing machines for the British market. The Company was advertising for semi-skilled workers...
This is one of several advertisements which appeared in the North Wales Weekly News through September, October and November 1974. The Hotpoint factory at Llandudno Junction produced washing machines for the British market. The Company was advertising...
This article is from a supplement in the North Wales Weekly News in 1992 and announces the closure of the Hotpoint Factory at Llandudno Junction within the next two years, with 100 jobs lost and 475 staff being transferred to the new Hotpoint Factory...
This article is from a supplement in the North Wales Weekly News in 1992 and announces the closure of the Hotpoint Factory at Llandudno Junction within the next two years, with 100 jobs lost and 475 staff being transferred to the new Hotpoint Factory...
This article marks the start of the first female mechanical apprentice at the Hotpoint Factory, Llandudno Junction. Originally intending to be a nurse, Elizabeth Edwards has been given a four year apprenticeship in mechanical engineering, one of...
This is an article about the end of the traditional practice of making factory workers clock on and off, feeding time cards into the factory clocking machine at the beginning and end of shifts. 1300 workers at the Hotpoint Factory, Llandudno Junction...
This article from the North Wales Weekly News appeared on 29 April 1976. It concerns workers from the Hotpoint Factory at Llandudno Junction protesting about foreign imports at the Weslh Trades Union Council conference in Llandudno. Despite the...
This is an article from the North Wales Weekly News on 29 August 1974. It concerns the Hotpoint Factory at Llandudno Junction. Recognising the numbers of women working at the factory and their need for childcare during the school holidays, the...
This article from 1974 expresses confidence in the long term future of the Hotpoint Factory at Llandudno Junction. The company claims excellent worker-managment relations, with no recent strikes, full order books and the workers sharing in the company's...
Hotpoint Factory photographs
Hotpoint Factory photographs
Hotpoint Factory photographs
Hotpoint Factory photographs
Hotpoint Factory photographs
Hotel brochures 1930s-1950s
Hotel brochures 1930s-1950s
Hotel brochures 1930s-1950s
Hotel brochures 1930s-1950s
Hotel brochures 1930s-1950s
Hotel brochures 1930s-1950s
Hotel brochures 1930s-1950s
Hotel brochures 1930s-1950s
Hotel brochures 1930s-1950s
Hotel brochures 1930s-1950s
Hotel brochures 1930s-1950s
If you look at the prospectus for this hotel in 1939, it was being managed by Mrs H. Pearson. Now the manager is E. Pearson so still in the family. The photograph of the hotel and the information is the same as the one in the earlier prospectus. Meal...
    If you look at the prospectus for this hotel in 1939, it was being managed by Mrs H. Pearson. Now the manager is E. Pearson so still in the family. The photograph of the hotel and the information is the same as the one in the earlier...
    Managing hotels and guest houses was one way women like H. Pearson could earn a living in the first half of 20th century. Being close to public transport was important in the days before most people had their own cars and the emphasis...
    Managing hotels and guest houses was one way women like H. Pearson could earn a living in the first half of 20th century. Being close to public transport was important in the days before most people had their own cars and the emphasis...
This is the "Handy Guide to Llandudno Pier Attractions" for Easter 1954. On the back cover are also listed the Pavillion Stars for the summer months. Over Easter there is music from the pier orchestra and the Liverpool Philharmonic, and...
This is the "Handy Guide to Llandudno Pier Attractions" for Easter 1954. On the back cover are also listed the Pavillion Stars for the summer months. Over Easter there is music from the pier orchestra and the Liverpool Philharmonic, and...
This is the weekly entertainments on offer in Llandudno in summer 1937.  
In September 1941 the Odean at Llandudno is "presenting the world's entertainment". This programme shows that during the second world war, people in Llandudno still had access to the latest in film entertainment, from Britain and USA. This...
This is the second and third page of the programme for Cinema Llandudno in Mostyn St in 1924 which was screening the latest hits for the people of North Wales. The programme includes a subtitled British production from London's West End, a...
This is the first and fourth page of the programme for Cinema Llandudno in Mostyn St in 1924 which was screening the latest hits for the people of North Wales. The programme includes a subtitled British production from London's West End, a...
This anti-Suffragette doll is handmade from padded brown fabric and wire with a pingpong ball for a head. Rough features, spectacles and hair are painted in black ink on the ball. Her apron is inscribed with "Votes for Women". The doll...
This Suffragette doll is carrying a light-brown handbag with her name in ink - Miss Flora Copper. In her right hand she is holding a flag inscribed with "Votes for Women". Women had been campaigning for the vote since the mid 1860s and...
This shows women with the banner of the Cardiff and District Women's Suffrage Society at the Women's Suffrage Pilgrimage in Cathays Park, Cardiff in 1913. Several women are wearing sashes or other ribbons or decorations in their hats in...
This photograph taken at harvest time in Pentre Pant, Ceiriog Valley during the Second World War shows four evacuees, twin sisters Ann and Judith Bradbury standing, and their younger sister Elizabeth in the centre of the group at the front. The Bradbury...
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The Brynmawr and Clydach Valley Industries was established by the Society of Friends (Quakers), one of many employment schemes eastablished between 1927 and 1931 to try to alleviate economic hardships as a result of the decline of the coal industry...
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This banner was painted by Mary Lloyd Jones and used during a Yes for Wales campaign rally in Carmarthen 1997. The Welsh devolution referendum of 1997 was a pre-legistaive referendum to find out the level of support for the creation of an assembly...
    This is the road sign from the village of Capel Celyn which no longer exists. The road sign is now in the Nataional Museum of Wales because Liverpool City Council decided they needed a bigger water supply.  A reservoir was created...
The Welsh-speaking village of Capel Celyn was drowned in the 1960s when, despite lengthy protests and the fact that most Welsh MPs voted against it,  the valley was dammed and flooded to supply drinking water for Liverpool. Liverpool City...
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This photograph shows an example of a poster campaign by Cymdeithas yr Iaith or Welsh Language Society. It was adapted from the original for the exhibition in Nant Gwrtheyrn's Heritage Centre. The ruined Capel Seilo, once the village school and...
This photograph shows one of the bilingual exhibition panels in Nant Gwrtheyrn's Heritage Centre. The ruined Capel Seilo, once the village school and quarryworkers' chapel and meeting place, has been restored and houses the Heritage Centre...
This photograph shows one of the bilingual exhibition panels in Nant Gwrtheyrn's Heritage Centre. The ruined Capel Seilo, once the village school and quarryworkers' chapel and meeting place, has been restored and houses the Heritage Centre...
This photograph shows one of the bilingual exhibition panels in Nant Gwrtheyrn's Heritage Centre. The ruined Capel Seilo, once the village school and quarryworkers' chapel and meeting place, has been restored and houses the Heritage Centre...
This photograph shows one of the bilingual exhibition panels in Nant Gwrtheyrn's Heritage Centre. The ruined Capel Seilo, once the village school and quarryworkers' chapel and meeting place, has been restored and houses the Heritage Centre...
This photograph shows one of the bilingual exhibition panels in Nant Gwrtheyrn's Heritage Centre. The ruined Capel Seilo, once the village school and quarryworkers' chapel and meeting place, has been restored and houses the Heritage Centre...
This photograph shows one of the bilingual exhibition panels in Nant Gwrtheyrn's Heritage Centre. The ruined Capel Seilo, once the village school and quarryworkers' chapel and meeting place, has been restored and houses the Heritage Centre...
This photograph shows Nant Gwrtheyrn in the present. One of the cottages has been restored, furnished and interpreted as a Victorian quarryworker's cottage. Rather than using labels, and because nothing in the cottage is original, the interpretative...
This photograph shows Nant Gwrtheyrn in the present. One of the cottages has been restored, furnished and interpreted as a Victorian quarryworker's cottage. Rather than using labels, and because nothing in the cottage is original, the interpretative...
This photograph shows Nant Gwrtheyrn in the present. This is the interior of the cottage which has been restored, furnished and interpreted as a Victorian quarryworker's cottage. Along with the Welsh dresser and settle, rocking cradle and rag rug,...
This photograph shows Nant Gwrtheyrn in the present. This is the interior of the cottage which has been restored, furnished and interpreted as a Victorian quarryworker's cottage. Along with the Welsh dresser and settle, interpretative text in Welsh...
This photograph shows Nant Gwrtheyrn in the present. These students are learning in the Language Centre in the newly restored Plas. The Plas was originally the family home of the quarry manager, built quite separate from the quarryworkers' cottage...
This photograph shows Nant Gwrtheyrn in the present. These students are learning in the Language Centre in the newly restored Plas. The Plas was originally the family home of the quarry manager, built quite separate from the quarryworkers' cottage...
This photograph shows Nant Gwrtheyrn in the present. These students are learning in the Language Centre in the newly restored Plas. The Plas was originally the family home of the quarry manager, built quite separate from the quarryworkers' cottage...
This photograph shows Nant Gwrtheyrn in the present. These students are learning in the Language Centre in the newly restored Plas. The Plas was originally the family home of the quarry manager, built quite separate from the quarryworkers' cottage...
This photograph shows Nant Gwrtheyrn in the present. The ruined Capel Seilo, once the village school and quarryworkers' chapel and meeting place, has been restored and houses the Heritage Centre where visitors can find out about the Nant's...
This photograph shows Nant Gwrtheyrn in the present. The ruined Capel Seilo, once the village school and quarryworkers' chapel and meeting place, has been restored and houses the Heritage Centre where visitors can find out about the Nant's...
This photograph shows Nant Gwrtheyrn in the present. The restored cottages are now used for classrooms, offices and accommodation and can also be rented as holiday accommodation. One of the cottages has been restored and interpreted as a Victorian...
This photograph shows Nant Gwrtheyrn in the present. The conference centre and restaurant are on the left, the restored Plas and cottages for classrooms, offices and accommodation are in the centre and to the right with the restored Capel Seilo and...
Shortly after the quarries closed in the 1940s people started moving away and the village gradually fell into disrepair. By the 1970s the village was in a ruinous state. During this period the New Atlantis Commune took up residence in the Nant and...
The village school Porth y Nant was held in Capel Seilo. These are the pupils and their teacher in 1938.
This aerial view from 1968 over the bay shows the village of Nant Gwrtheyrn on the far left. Porth y Nant quarry is in the centre and Cae'r Nant quarry on the right hand side. The view was taken from the third quarry Carreg y Llam.
This photograph taken in 1968 shows disused machinery including scrap metal and old wagons following the closure of Carreg y Llam quarry, one of the three granite quarries in the valley that had operated since the 19th century.
This letter from Amalgamated Roadstone Corporation (ARC) in 1972 asks Dr Carl Clowes for more information about his interest in buying the village. Carl Clowes moved to Llanaelhaearn in 1970 to run a one man medical practice in the area. He realised...
At their peak the three quarries owned by the Welsh Granite Company employed around 110 men. Rock men drilled the holes into the face of the granite to set explosives which would bring down hundreds of tons of rock. 'Pop drillers' and 'breakers'...
Granite was in great demand for road building in 19th century and from 1861 the quarries in the Nant were owned and operated by a Liverpool based company, Kneeshaw & Lupton. At their peak the three quarries employed around 110 men. Rock men drilled...
This copy of the c1880 photograph is unusual in that most of the 25 quarrymen are identified by name. Granite was in great demand for road building in 19th century and from 1861 the quarries in the Nant were owned and operated by a Liverpool based...
Granite was in great demand for road building in 19th century and from 1861 the quarries in the Nant were owned and operated by a Liverpool based company, Kneeshaw & Lupton. At their peak the three quarries employed around 110 men. Rock men drilled...
This photo shows Mr William Owen and Emma and George Earp, some of the last residents of the village in the late 1940s. Once the quarries closed in the 1940s, the villagers started moving away in search of new employment. Other than the steep and winding...
Capel Seilo was the focal point of the quarrying community in the late 19th century and first half of 20th century. It served as the village school as well as being used for prayer meetings and the Band of Hope. Along with the rest of the village,...
Shortly after the quarries closed in the 1940s people started moving away and the village gradually fell into disrepair. By the 1970s the village was in a ruinous state. During this period the New Atlantis Commune took up residence in the Nant and...
There was no road access to the valley of Nant Gwrtheyrn until the present road was put in in the late 1970s. This steep twisting path known as corkscrew hill or "the screw" was the only way by land in and out of the valley.
This undated postcard shows the village of Nant Gwrtheyrn with one of the three jetties in the background.
The steamer Wythburn being loaded at Porth y Nant dock. Hundreds of tons of granite were quarried in the valley on a daily basis and ships regularly moored up alongside one of three jetties in the bay to be loaded with the setts and crushed stone....
These ships are waiting to dock at Porth y Nant. Hundreds of tons of granite were quarried in the valley on a daily basis and ships regularly moored up alongside one of three jetties in the bay to be loaded with the setts and crushed stone. The bay...
Carreg y Llam quarry was established in the valley in the 19th century and granite was then in great demand for road building. The three Nant quarries became part of the Welsh Granite Company in 1911. But tarmac became the preferred road surface from...
At their peak the three quarries employed around 110 men. Rock men drilled the holes into the face of the granite to set explosives which would bring down hundreds of tons of rock. 'Pop drillers' and 'breakers' used hammers and gun...
At their peak the three quarries employed around 110 men. Rock men drilled the holes into the face of the granite to set explosives which would bring down hundreds of tons of rock. 'Pop drillers' and 'breakers' used hammers and gun...
This view from the quarry incline is looking down on Porth y Nant and the bay in 1930s. Hundreds of tons of granite were quarried in the valley on a daily basis and ships regularly moored up alongside one of three jetties in the bay below to be loaded...
These quarrymen are waiting by the pier for the ship 'Edith' to dock at Porth y Nant in the 1930s. Hundreds of tons of granite were quarried in the valley on a daily basis and ships regularly moored up alongside one of three jetties in the...
A Liverpool-based company Kneeshaw & Lupton bought the Nant in 1861 and built accommodation barracks for quarry workers who traveled from afar. By 1900 around 2000 quarrymen were employed in granite quarries along a five mile stretch of coastline...
When the granite quarries closed in the 1940s, people started moving out of the valley in search of new work. There was no road access, electricity or running water or sewerage. The village slowly fell into ruins.
After the quarries closed in 1940s people started moving away and the village slowly fell into disrepair. There was no road access, electricity or running water in the village.   
On the back of this photograph is written: Elazabeth and Mary Jones, Bryncelyn, Catherine Davies, Treddafydd, Richard Davies, Treddafydd (taid) behind Elizabeth Davies, Treddafydd, Ieuan WMS. Small. Llithfaen 1930s.
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