Then & Now: Tryweryn Valley

The village of Capel Celyn and twelve farms were drowned by a reservoir, built between 1960 and 1965, causing great controversy at the time which still lingers
  Llyn Celyn, Tryweryn Valley - aerial view of the vast earth dam under construction looking south-east. Visible are the construction yard beyond the dam, the straining tower (centre left) and above it on the hillside, the overflow. Note also...
  Llyn Celyn, Tryweryn Valley, aerial view of the vast earth dam under construction looking west. The construction yard and workers’ housing are in the foreground, below the dam. Note on the left the trackbed of the former Bala &...
Llyn Celyn, Tryweryn Valley, aerial view of Llyn Celyn reservoir and dam shortly after completion, looking west. Note the straining tower and the overflow to its left. Taken August 1965.
Click on image to enlarge and compare the photographs. The first photgraph, taken on 11th July, 1963, shows a view of the vast earth dam under construction looking west. The construction yard and workers’ housing are in the foreground, below...
 
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