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Oct 16, 2016

Smelting to surfing in Snowdonia

The Conwy Valley's inland surfing centre - the first of its kind in the world - wouldn't exist had an aluminium factory not been established at the site more than 100 years ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

ago. The smelters depended on water piped from the uplands. Aluminium from Dolgarrog was vital for production of RAF planes in the Second World War, and the site was given special protection against sabotage or aerial bombing. Some of the factory buildings were even painted to look like houses. For more about the site's history, and to see a photo of it in its previous guise, use your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the wooden fence in front of the surfing lagoon or on the gatepost at the main road entrance. Or click here