Leaving Capel Celyn

Photographs taken by Geoff Charles of the last days at Capel Celyn before the Tryweryn Valley was drowned to supply Liverpool with water.
Photographed by Geoff Charles. This photograph shows the sign at Capel Celyn train station before the station was closed in order to build the new reservoir at Tryweryn. It was in 1955 that it was first announced that Liverpool Corporation was intending...
Photographed by Geoff Charles. It was in 1955 that it was first announced that Liverpool Corporation was intending to build the new reservoir in the Tryweryn valley, drowning the village of Capel Celyn, north of Bala. Although a fierce protest campaign...
Photographed by Geoff Charles. This photograph shows Deiniol Prys Jones on his bicycle in the village. It was in 1955 that it was first announced that Liverpool Corporation was intending to build the new reservoir in the Tryweryn valley, drowning the...
Photographed by Geoff Charles. It was in 1955 that it was first announced that Liverpool Corporation was intending to build the new reservoir in the Tryweryn valley, drowning the village of Capel Celyn, north of Bala. Although a fierce protest campaign...
Photographed by Geoff Charles. This photograph shows the road leading to the village of Capel Celyn and the sign 'Trespassers will be Prosecuted'. It was in 1955 that it was first announced that Liverpool Corporation was intending to build the new reservoir...
Photographed by Geoff Charles. This photograph was taken following the final service to be held Capel Celyn Calvinistic Methodist chapel on 28 September 1963. It was in 1955 that it was first announced that Liverpool Corporation was intending to build...
Photographed by Geoff Charles. This photograph was taken following the final service to be held Capel Celyn Calvinistic Methodist chapel on 28 September 1963. The two policemen, Wil Jones, Fron-goch, and Ken Williams, Bala, had been sent to the area...
Photographed by Geoff Charles. It was in 1955 that it was first announced that Liverpool Corporation was intending to build the new reservoir in the Tryweryn valley, drowning the village of Capel Celyn, north of Bala. Although a fierce protest campaign...
Photographed by Geoff Charles. Photograph of Mr. John Saer, Bala. It was in 1955 that it was first announced that Liverpool Corporation was intending to build the new reservoir in the Tryweryn valley, drowning the village of Capel Celyn, north of Bala....
Photographed by Geoff Charles. Photograph of Bethan Parry, Capel Celyn Post Office, teaching Eurgain and Euron Prysor Jones, Ty'n y Bont. It was in 1955 that it was first announced that Liverpool Corporation was intending to build the new reservoir...
Photographed by Geoff Charles. Photograph of Dafydd Roberts, Ceunant Uchaf, Rhyduchaf, Bala; Dafydd Rowlands, Llwyn Brain, Cwmtirmynach, Bala; and Merfyn Rowlands, Llwyn Brain. It was in 1955 that it was first announced that Liverpool Corporation was...
Photographed by Geoff Charles. Photograph of Jennie Jones, Ty Du, Pennatlliw, Llanuwchllyn, and Mrs C. O. Jones, Gwerngenau, Capel Celyn. It was in 1955 that it was first announced that Liverpool Corporation was intending to build the new reservoir...
Photographed by Geoff Charles. This photograph was published in 'Y Cymro' on 5 May 1960. It was in 1955 that it was first announced that Liverpool Corporation was intending to build the new reservoir in the Tryweryn valley, drowning the village of Capel...
Photographed by Geoff Charles. This photograph shows eight of the fourteen children of Ty Nant farm, Cwm Croes, Capel Celyn. The reservoir was built at Tryweryn close to the farmhouse at Ty Nant. Five of the nine children who attended Capel Celyn school...
Photographed by Geoff Charles. This photograph shows the following shearers enjoying the food prepared for them by the local women: Joni Edwards, Ciltalgarth; Morris Roberts, Craig yr Onwy; Evan Jones, Ty'n y bont; Emrys Davies, Y Fferm; Gwyn Jones,...
Photographed by Geoff Charles. This photograph shows Laura Jane Roberts, Talybont, packing the wool, and Wmffre Evans, Parc; Robin Dafydd Evans, Parc; Gwilym Evans, Parc; and an unknown man, shearing. It was in 1955 that it was first announced that...
Photographed by Geoff Charles. This photograph shows Laura Jane Roberts, Talybont, packing the wool. It was in 1955 that it was first announced that Liverpool Corporation was intending to build the new reservoir in the Tryweryn valley, drowning the...
Photographed by Geoff Charles. This photograph shows Cadwaladr Roberts, Hendre Mawr; Robert Jones, Ty Nant; Arthur Morris Roberts, Craig yr Onwy; Glyn Davies, Y Fferm; George Roberts, Arenig; Gwilym Prysor Jones, Ty'n y bont; and Morris Roberts, Craig...
Photographed by Geoff Charles. The scheme to build the new reservoir at Tryweryn involved flooding the village of Capel Celyn (Cwm Tryweryn) and the local school. Geoff Charles decided to record the last days of the local children at the school. All...
Photographed by Geoff Charles. The scheme to build the new reservoir at Tryweryn involved flooding the village of Capel Celyn (Cwm Tryweryn) and the local school. Geoff Charles decided to record the last days of the local children at the school. All...
Photographed by Geoff Charles. The scheme to build the new reservoir at Tryweryn involved flooding the village of Capel Celyn (Cwm Tryweryn) and the local school. Geoff Charles decided to record the last days of the local children at the school. All...
Photographed by Geoff Charles. This photograph shows Gwyn Williams, BBC, leaning across the wall, with his film crew. They had been filming the last minutes of Capel Celyn Calvinistic Methodist chapel on 28 September 1963. It was in 1955 that it...
Photographed by Geoff Charles. This photograph shows Marian Eleanor Jones packing a van on the day of the sale at Gwerngenau Farm, Capel Celyn. It was in 1955 that it was first announced that Liverpool Corporation was intending to build the new reservoir...
Photographed by Geoff Charles. It was in 1955 that it was first announced that Liverpool Corporation was intending to build the new reservoir in the Tryweryn valley, drowning the village of Capel Celyn, north of Bala. Although a fierce protest campaign...
Photographed by Geoff Charles. It was in 1955 that it was first announced that Liverpool Corporation was intending to build the new reservoir in the Tryweryn valley, drowning the village of Capel Celyn, north of Bala. Although a fierce protest campaign...
Photographed by Geoff Charles. It was in 1955 that it was first announced that Liverpool Corporation was intending to build the new reservoir in the Tryweryn valley, drowning the village of Capel Celyn, north of Bala. Although a fierce protest campaign...
Photographed by Geoff Charles. This photograph shows the roof slates of Gwerngenau Farm which were sold at the sale. It was in 1955 that it was first announced that Liverpool Corporation was intending to build the new reservoir in the Tryweryn valley,...
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The last days of Capel Celyn School, October 1962

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