Penmaenpool

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Penmaenpool with Cadair Idris in the background.

Penmaenpool (Welsh: Pwll Penmaen) is a hamlet on the south side of estuary of the River Mawddach in Wales, near Dolgellau.

Points of interest[edit]

Penmaenpool toll bridge
Penmaenpool toll bridge, old signal box and George III Inn (right).

Ferry accident[edit]

Fifteen people, including four children, were drowned on July 22, 1966, when the Prince of Wales ferry hit the toll bridge. The ferry had been taking 39 people on a pleasure trip from Barmouth to the hotel in the village.[1] The then hotel proprietor, John Antony Hall, with his chef, David Jones assisted by the barman, Bob Jones saved many lives on that day. Without their hard work, many more people would have drowned. None were recognised for their bravery that day.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Service for 1966 drowning victims". BBC. 2006-07-22. Retrieved 2009-05-02. 


Coordinates: 52°44′50″N 3°56′10″W / 52.74722°N 3.93611°W / 52.74722; -3.93611