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Photographic History Book
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Old Chapel 1950s ?
Probably the 1950s. Taken from Glyndwr Road the old Calvinistic Methodis chapel at the bottom of the hill on the right. Moel Famau is in the distance with the Rainbow and stables etc at the rear, clearly visible. Opposite the Rainbow is the old Wesleyan Methodist chapel, now demolished. Both chapels expected congregations of over 80 people.
Main Road 1950's
Looking down the A494 with Maes y Wern on the left hand side and the entrance to Fron Hall on the right
Main Road 1950s
On A494 just above Maes y Wern. The house on the left has been demolished. It used to be known as "Far View".
Rainbow Inn 1950s
The famous hotel/inn at the top of our hill. Wedding receptions were held in the building on the right of the picture.
Reservoir 1940s-50s ?
Taken from a point adjacent to the reservoir on the northern side of the A494 Ruthin Road, on the Loggerheads side of the Rainbow Inn
Rainbow Mountain 1920s
From a spot to the left of Ruthin Road (A494) travelling from Loggerheads
Old Chapel about 1910
The cottages below the chapel were demolished due to road widening. The buildings to the rear of the Rainbow could be the brickworks that used to be in this area.
Cadole pre 1910
A special occasion of some kind. The Loggerheads Club? Gwernaffield Silver Band? Any ideas welcome.
School Terrace - pre 1910
An early colour picture postcard with a view of the Swan, the school on the left and School Terrace (now demolished)on the right. It has been suggested that the brick building on the right provides a glimpse of a public house known as "The Lamb".
Cottages opposite Rainbow c 1905
Another picture postcard. The Wesleyan Methodist chapel is at the end. The ivy covered building is the original post office.
Cadole about 1904
Note the original name "Cat Hole" from mining days.
Swan Inn about 1904
The Swan at a time when it was part of a terrace of cottages. It is a rare view of the lead works in the background which was demolished in 1947.
For more information - A Photographic History of Gwernymynydd Village is 64 page book documenting the history of the village. Download or view on line by clicking here
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