Betws yn Rhos

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Betws yn Rhos
Welsh: Betws yn Rhos
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Saint Michael's Church
Betws yn Rhos is located in Conwy
Betws yn Rhos
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 Betws yn Rhos shown within Conwy
Population 1,052 (2011)
Community Betws yn Rhos
Principal area Conwy
Ceremonial county Clwyd
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ABERGELE
Postcode district LL22
Dialling code 01745
Police North Wales
Fire North Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Clwyd West
Welsh Assembly Clwyd West
List of places
UK
Wales
Conwy

Coordinates: 53°14′49″N 3°38′20″W / 53.247°N 3.639°W / 53.247; -3.639

Betws yn Rhos is a village and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales.

Betws yn Rhos is located about 5 miles (8.0 km) inland between the coastal towns of Abergele and Colwyn Bay. Until 1974 it formed part of Denbighshire, but subsequent local government reorganisations saw it administered as part of Clwyd from 1974 to 1996, before its current administration as part of Conwy County Borough. At the 2001 census the population was 944,[1] increasing to 1,052 at the 2011 census.[2]

Sport[edit]

Betws yn Rhos is home to a football team who play in the Clwyd Football League.[3] Betws yn Rhos enjoyed a good first season 2007/08 but have since been unable to recapture their form in the 2008/09 In the summer of 2011 Craig Hughes took over Betws yn Rhos FC, to become their 4th manager in the last 5 seasons. In 2011/12 the boundaries also changed and Betws yn Rhos now play in the newly formed Clwyd/Conwy Division.[4]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Tom Duffy, part-time boxer, who was born in the village[citation needed]
  • T. Gwynn Jones (1871-1949), bard, scholar and journalist, who was born at 'Y Gwyndy Uchaf'
  • Roger Pinney, BBC hack.[5]
  • Bruce Jones, former Coronation Street actor, played Les Battersby

Governance[edit]

An electoral ward in the same name exists. This ward stretches to Llanfair Talhaiarn and has a total population of 2,122.[6]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Betws yn Rhos at Wikimedia Commons