We had a weeks holiday in Porthmadog, North Wales in early September and so for the next few weeks I will be featuring a variety of images and collages, and a mix of subjects, which I hope you find entertaining.
As I say we stayed in Porthmadog for our holiday, a good place to go out from. This is a general view looking over the harbour and in the white building on the right is the block in which we rented a ground floor flat. More of that tomorrow.
Porthmadog is a busy town situated on the borders of Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula on the Glaslyn Estuary. Until 1974 this town was known as Portmadoc after William A Maddocks who built the ‘Cob’ embankment in 1811. The present harbour was constructed in 1825.
As a result of the expanding slate trade the town and the harbour grew steadily through the middle of the nineteenth century. The commercial future of Porthmadog as a harbour began to decline with the arrival of the Cambrian Railway in 1867. The last of Porthmadog’s fleet of ships had disappeared by 1945 ending with it an important chapter in the history of the town.
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