Tuesday, November 23, 2010

British Pathe visits Conwy in 1941

In 1941 British Pathe visited Conwy, where I finished my holiday last summer. Click on the picture above to see the newsreel.

Of particular interest is the Tudor house Plas Mawr, which I shall show you another day. It has been restored and the outside walls have been rendered, as they would have been when it was first built, making it look very different from how it appeared in 1941.

The mock Tudor front (brick rather than black and white) the town's Castle Hotel was given in the 19th century to match Plas Mawr now looks quite out of place.

1 comment:

dreamingspire said...

Very strange: once again, I just get Britain Under Water (clip 35242) when I click (Firefox browser, scripts enabled).