Monday, 31 July 2017

Llysfaen Telgraph Station

Lowry refers to the Liverpool and Holyhead Telegraph in Chapter X111 of  In Ballast to the White Sea; "A lone airman, that wintry Easter, was flying over the Irish Sea. Now that the fog had cleared completely he was following the line of the old telegraph stations to Liverpool: Holyhead, Cefn Du, Point Lynas, Puffin Island, Great Ormes Head. Making a spurt, he covered the seventeen miles between Llysfaen over Veryd to Voel Nant in seven minutes."

Llysfaen is a small town in Conwy, on the North Wales coast at Colwyn Bay; the telegraph station, was on Mynydd Marion. Now privately owned. Built in 1841 with alterations and additions. Single storey brick building with stone copings under a slate roof; small wings with a flat roofed addition.

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