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North Wales countryside and history

  1. Naming a new build House?

    Naming a new build House?
    Are you thinking of naming a new build house? Well look no further for inspiration.  Personalising your home and naming a new build house is relatively easy but do check with your local authority if there are any requirements you need to adhere to.
  2. How can we help our Nations Bees

    How can we help our Nations Bees
    How can we help our Nations Bees. First of all, it is no secret to anyone that our nations bee population is in decline. There has been a lot of press recently about the importance of reversing this decline in attempt to save not only the bees, but our environment in general. Bees are imperative to the thriving of our...
  3. Why is there a Dragon on the Welsh Flag?

    Why is there a Dragon on the Welsh Flag? The Red Dragon (Y Ddraig Goch) stands proudly with one foot raised on a green and white background. But why is there a dragon on the Welsh Flag?  What does a mythical creature, like a dragon, have to do with Wales? The red dragon has been associated with Wales for centuries...
  4. The little Wales beyond Wales

    The little Wales beyond Wales It’s strange to think isn’t it? That 7561 miles away there is another country that speaks Welsh. I mean, really? How did that even happen? Well, it’s a pretty interesting story actually, a Welsh preacher decided one day, that they fancied setting up a Welsh colony somewhere half way across the world. In all fairness...
  5. Ponciau School memorial plaque

    Ponciau School memorial plaque. Today we've been delighted to produce a memorial plaque for the old Ponciau School. The school closed in 2006 and has since been knocked down, but this piece of sandstone was saved for a plaque. Several member of our team went to the school and were thrilled to see the finished plaque. The plaque will be installed...
  6. The biggest battle you've never heard of gets a sign

    The biggest battle you've never heard of gets a sign The biggest battle you've never heard of gets a sign. Firstly, Imagine this beautiful, peaceful valley (photo below) with 40,000 Norman and Breton soldiers attacking the local Welsh in a final attempt by Henry II to quash the Welsh troublemakers. This much forgotten battle took place in August 1165 and...
  7. National Slate Museum

    National Slate Museum National Slate Museum, Llanberis. Another great attraction situated in the heart of North Wales. In Llanberis you will find lots of things to do. Take a ride on the boa on the lake, taking in the sights. If you're lucky you'll see the family of cormorants living on the central island. There is no better way to...
  8. Great Orme Mines

    Great Orme Mines Great Orme Mines - number 4 in a series of articles looking at some of the highlights of North Wales. Last week we visited the Great Orme Mines near Llandudno. Dating back 4,000 years the mines have made a significant contribution to historians' view of ancient bronze age history. Before the mines were discovered in 1987, the generally accepted...
  9. Llechwedd Slate Caverns

    Snowdonia Llechwedd Slate Caverns. We enjoyed a fascinating trip to Llechwedd last week. If you've never been, we heartily recommend it. The mine is really interesting and quite beautiful and the staff are exceedingly knowledgeable and helpful. We loved seeing their slate artisans working, especially the guy dressed in traditional clothing. Artisan cutting slate to size dressed in traditional clothing  ...
  10. How to say Llanfair­pwllgwyn­gyllgo­gery­chwyrn­drobwll­llanty­silio­gogo­goch

    Llanfair­pwllgwyn­gyllgo­gery­chwyrn­drobwll­llanty­silio­gogo­goch is a large village on the  on the island of Anglesey in North Wales and at 58 characters it the name is the longest officially recognised place name in the United Kingdom and one of the longest in the world. We were delighted to produce these brass signs (5), not for the village, but for export to China and Europe. The signs showing the...

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