The photographs in this book, many of them previously unpublished, have been chosen for their importance as records of social change. The collection provides an illuminating and informative history of a town, which underwent rapid development from the mid-nineteenth century. The book contains a superb collection of over 200 photographs, which cover most areas of Llandud. It presents the reader with features of an age that has long since gone. Transport systems are included, providing us with images of the old tram route between Llandud and Old Colwyn, and of the longest funicular railway in Britain, reaching the summit of the Great Orme. Steamship photographs provide a reminder of the trips once taken around the North Wales coast, while the early years of the lifeboat service have also been uniquely captured. Nostalgic glimpses of seaside life complete this memorable guide to the area.
Jim Roberts is the author of A Century of Llandudno.