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Jul 9, 2013

Diamond geezers in Bangor

Diamonds weren't forever in Bangor, only for the Second World War - when a diamond polishing factory was ...
Category: General
Posted by: RhodriClark

set up in the city's High Street. Diamonds were vital to Britain's war effort, and factories which cut and polished them - often managed by refugees from the Low Countries - were moved from the vulnerable English South Coast to North Wales. The first floor above the Burton's shop in Bangor seems an unlikely place for such an industry - but the obscurity of the location kept this important activity safe from enemy bombing. To read more, scan the QR codes in the window of Burton's, or click here.