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Apr 24, 2015

Australian PM's Llandudno home

On Anzac Day every year the Australian flag is raised outside the former home in Llandudno of Billy Hughes, who became Prime Minister of Australia in 1915. Anzac Day recalls the start of ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

the Gallipoli campaign, 100 years ago, when many soldiers from Australia and New Zealand took part in an attempted invasion of Turkey. Billy was raised in Llandudno by his Aunt Mary following his mother's death. After the First World War he was given a place of honour for the annual Anzac Day parade in Sydney, and his special chair was still brought out each year for decades after his death in 1952. For more on his story and to see pictures of him, scan the QR codes outside the Bryn Rosa guesthouse on Abbey Road. Or click here