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The Bobbing Boats by Mary Howe, edited by Richard Walwyn

The Bobbing Boats café existed in the village of Borth-y-Gest near Porthmadog in Gwynedd on the beach front near the Ebenezer Chapel from 1938 to the late 60s. It was run by two unmarried sisters, Mary Howe and her eldest sister, Sarah.
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Moses Kellow: The Autobiography of the Croesor Quarry Manager edited by Cathy Woodhead

Moses Kellow (1862 – 1943) was the Manager of Croesor Quarry from the mid 1890s until its closure in 1930. He is famous for his remarkable engineering achievements including the hydraulic Kellow drill, and introducing three-phase hydro-generated electricity into the quarry works. After going blind at the age of 80, he dictated his autobiography giving a unique insight into this very strong-minded individual and his views on many topics.
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The Loss Of The Criccieth Castle by Cathy Woodhead

'The Loss Of The Criccieth Castle' is a true account of survival in the South Atlantic.
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A Little History of Borth-y-Gest by Richard Walwyn

A Little History of Borth-y-Gest tells the story of the idyllic village near Porthmadog in north Wales
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The Gestiana edited by Richard Walwyn

'Y Gestiana' was published in Welsh in 1892 and it gives a vivid picture of how the history of the area was understood by a cultured Welshman at the end of the nineteenth century. This original Welsh edition is rare, but there are copies in Bangor University Library and the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth. 'Y Gestiana' was written by Robert Isaac Jones under the pseudonym of Alltud Eifion. Robert Isaac Jones was an pharmacist, printer and littérateur, who wrote and published a handful of books, newspapers and journals. His book is rated very highly by people who have an interest in the history of the area surrounding Porthmadog, and as a reference book it is invaluable.
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Portmadoc and Its Resources 1856 edited by Richard Walwyn

This book is a reprint of an extremely rare book written in 1856 under the pen name of ‘Madog ap Owain Gwynedd’ - 'Portmadoc and Its Resources'.
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Clwb Dringo Porthmadog: Sixty Years of Mountaineering by Dewi Jones

'Clwb Dringo Porthmadog - Sixty Years of Mountaineering' was launched at the 60th Anniversary Dinner of the Club on 6th April 2013.
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Rucksacks at Dawn!! The Escapades of a Lancashire Climber by Peter H Benson

Peter Benson began climbing in the 1950s when hemp waistlines and Tricounis were de rigeur. In 1976 he joined the Rucksack Club and became a regular contributor to the club’s annual journal. Many of the twenty-four stories in 'Rucksacks At Dawn!!' appeared first in a Rucksack Club journal.
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Where The Sun Shines Brightly by J M Greenway

The second book by Jocelyn Greenway is called 'Where The Sun Shines Brightly' with a sub-title 'Some Greenway Family Adventures 1939 to 1987' and was published in 2011.
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Puffin's Log by J M Greenway

'Puffin's Log' by J M Greenway tells of one family's voyages from Poole Harbour to Northern France and the canals of Belgium and the Netherlands in their small 22-ft Hillyard sailing boat in the 1950s. Jocelyn Greenway wrote about her family's holidays and many of these accounts were published at the time with sketches, photographs and maps by her husband, Robert. Cathy Woodhead, their daughter, has put the writings about the family trips in Puffin into a book called 'Puffin's Log'.
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Cunliffe on Cruising - Article by Tom Cunliffe Featuring Puffin
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