Penmaenpool

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Penmaenpool
  • Welsh: Pwll Penmaen or Llyn Penmaen
Penmaenpool-CadairIdris-02.jpg
Penmaenpool with Cader Idris in the background
Penmaenpool is located in Gwynedd
Penmaenpool
Penmaenpool
Location within Gwynedd
OS grid referenceSH693184
Community
Principal area
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDOLGELLAU
Postcode districtLL40
Dialling code01341
PoliceNorth Wales
FireNorth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Gwynedd
52°44′49″N 3°56′10″W / 52.747°N 3.936°W / 52.747; -3.936Coordinates: 52°44′49″N 3°56′10″W / 52.747°N 3.936°W / 52.747; -3.936

Penmaenpool (Welsh: Llynpenmaen) is a hamlet on the south side of the 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 boat tragedy[edit]

Fifteen people, including four children, were drowned on 22 July 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 and barman Bob Jones, saved many lives on that day. None was recognised for their bravery. A memorial was held by the signal box 50 years later, in 2016.

References[edit]

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