Abstract: Images from Geoff Charles' travels throughout Wales during January 1947, reporting on land and farms that were under threat of acquisition by the army. Images show tea at the Sanatorium at Llangwyfan, which was the largest sanatorium for the treatment of Tuburculosis in Wales, and an army range nearby would have affected the quiet needed for recuperation (gcc04329) ; the beach and derelict tank, along with various other discarded army items near Harlech Castle (gcc04330, gcc04332-4) ; Geoff Charles' car with John Roberts Williams, right, and Tommy Lloyd Jones, reporter for 'Y Cymro' in Dolgellau (gcc04335-7). Images taken in Cwm Nant yr Eira showing the derelict Brynmawr Farm, former home of R. Tudor Davies (gcc04338-8, gcc04355), the school house, Ysgol yr Hafod (gcc04349-1, gcc04356-8) ; the two sons of Tudor Davies, Richard and Dewi who were the last pupils there, (gcc04359-2) and open land nearby (gcc04352-4). Images also show the protest at Maenclochog School (gcc04363-9, gcc04380-6), one of the farms in the area under threat, Glynsaithmaen (gcc04369-2, gcc04379) ; Eires, who would turn 10 the day after this picture, and who lived on Glynsaithmaen (gcc04373-4) and the family (gcc04375-8).
Part of: Casgliad Geoff Charles Collection,
Charles, Geoff, 1909- .
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2002-2005 ; scanned. Imaging Unit, National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion.
Subject: [Williams, John Roberts , Strata Florida Abbey (Wales) , Harlech Castle (Harlech, Wales) , Great Britain. Ministry of Defence.]