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Re: Old Photos of Conwy
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2010, 08:01:33 AM »
It is also amazing how many TOLL roads there were in those days!    *&(

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« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2010, 05:49:12 PM »
Porth Uchaf, you can see the now demolished school through the archway. The following pics were kindly provided by forum member, Pendragon:
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« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2010, 05:50:46 PM »
Conwy Suspension Bridge from the castle, looks to be 1920s or 30s:

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Re: Old Photos of Conwy
« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2010, 05:52:46 PM »
The original Conwy Railway Station:

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« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2010, 05:53:50 PM »
The most photographed house in Conwy:

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« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2010, 06:03:18 PM »
Nice clear shot of the High Street:

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Re: Old Photos of Conwy
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2010, 06:07:57 PM »
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great pics there *&(  It's always amazed me how the builders of the archways new to make them big enough for todays traffic ;D  If only todays planners could think so far ahead :)

Joking aside, quite a few of Conwy's archways are not original, the one above was constructed by Thomas Telford for his new road in 1826, as was the one on the Bangor Road. Curiously, the little pedestrian archway at the side of the harbourmaster's office is original. The one on Berry Street was built to enable easier access to the Bodlondeb Estate sometime in the 1800s. The oldest way into Conwy is the archway opposite the British Legion (by Conwy Visitor Centre), the pathway actually predates the town walls as a means of access into Conwy, hence it is on an odd angle to the walls themselves.

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Re: Old Photos of Conwy
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2010, 08:40:54 PM »
Thanks for that info Dave *&(  it's still amazing that in 1826 that they could have anticipated such large traffic ^^^^ (*) ^*^0 00
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« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2010, 09:18:28 PM »
Conwy Castle & Quay in 1885:

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« Reply #24 on: October 06, 2010, 10:06:04 PM »
Miss Barlleg's school Conwy in 1885 - but where was it located?

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« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2010, 11:40:11 PM »
oking aside, quite a few of Conwy's archways are not original, the one above was constructed by Thomas Telford for his new road in 1826, as was the one on the Bangor Road. Curiously, the little pedestrian archway at the side of the harbourmaster's office is original. The one on Berry Street was built to enable easier access to the Bodlondeb Estate sometime in the 1800s. The oldest way into Conwy is the archway opposite the British Legion (by Conwy Visitor Centre), the pathway actually predates the town walls as a means of access into Conwy, hence it is on an odd angle to the walls themselves.
This map from 1800 shows how few ways in/out of Conwy there were back then:
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« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2010, 12:24:15 AM »
But thats the point isn't it?

If I built a castle and a walled town, I would want VERY FEW ways into it!

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« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2010, 06:34:15 AM »
But thats the point isn't it?

If I built a castle and a walled town, I would want VERY FEW ways into it!



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« Reply #28 on: October 08, 2010, 07:58:02 PM »
Harp Inn in 1809 (now the site of the Spar shop):
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Conwy Town in 1850:
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Upper Gate Street in 1822:
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Conwy Castle in 1742:
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Conwy Castle from Benarth Lodge in 1885 (note recent repairs to castle tower!)
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« Reply #29 on: October 08, 2010, 10:34:42 PM »
Map of Conwy produced in 1776:
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