Porth Meudwy

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This little tranquil corner of Llyn has been used for many centuries to ferry pilgrims and day trippers to Bardsey.

 

John Williams Brynchwilog, Aug 1965

Evan Morawel

 

 

The boats for the local regatta were kept at Porth Meudwy (and still are today) This is John Williams Brynchwilog, and H P Jones, preparing for a race.

 

Regatta Day in Aberdaron Bay

 

In 1955 tragedy struck Porth Meudwy, on the evening of the 14th of June, John Evans a 49 year old fisherman and local farmer (pictured on the left) was towing his boat up the slipway when the tractor overturned and crushed him. This was a severe blow to the close knit community, as John was a well known character, he was also an expert boatman and ran regular and popular trips to Bardsey.

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The Bardsey trip boat "Rona."

John, Brynchwilog, his son Evan and grandson Huw.

Arriving back at Porth Meudwy.

 

Loading stores for Bardsey in the 1960's, this can quite often be seen today in the summer months.

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Gwilym Hughes and his boat "Briallen" (A31) after a race in 1981.

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If you ever visit the Llyn, a walk down to Porth Meudwy, or along the cliff path from Aberdaron is a must, one of the most beautiful and tranquil parts of Wales.

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Photos from Miss B Williams, Mrs O Pritchard, Mrs P Roberts and Mr G Hughes. Many thanks.

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