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Aug 11, 2015

Former doorway to higher education

The isolated portico of the old Penrhyn Arms Hotel makes an odd sight at the roadside in Bangor, but what makes this stonework special is that the University College ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

of North Wales was based at the hotel for its first decades. Quarrymen and others had given generously from their wages to enable the region to have its own university. The early students walked through the portico to their classes and to opportunities which weren't available to earlier generations. For more on this story and a photo of the portico on the university's opening day in 1884, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the fence which surrounds the structure. Or click here