Portmadoc and Its Resources 1856
The latest book from Delfryn Publications
is a reprint of an extremely rare book written in 1856 under the pen name of ‘Madog ap Owain
Gwynedd’ - 'Portmadoc and Its Resources'.
The book describes conditions in the area
before the arrival of WA Madocks, the subsequent building of the Cob and the
founding of the port and town of Porthmadog. The failed attempt by Madocks and
others to make Porth Dinllaen the port of departure for Ireland are described
and also the early days of the Ffestiniog railway.
The social conditions, moral and
educational state of the town are commented on, as are the contributions to the
wellbeing of the young town by people such as David Williams of Bron Eryri and
Samuel Holland of Plas Penrhyn.
This volume gives a very interesting
perspective on the town of Porthmadog when it was only thirty years old and the
period leading up to the boom times of the shipbuilding and engineering
industries later in the century.
The editor, Richard Walwyn is the author
A Little History of
and Its Resources 1856
has 56 pages, is paperback, A5 size and its ISBN No is 978-0-9561469-6-0.
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