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Nov 13, 2019

Bibles to boats in Y Felinheli

Today the Dinas area of Y Felinheli, near Caernarfon, is a centre of marine engineering, and it's all thanks to a Methodist preacher who moved to the area in 1847. The Rev Rees Jones established a ship-building business which ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

had produced many vessels by the time he dropped dead in 1885 while addressing a meeting of the region's preachers. Later the focus at Dinas was on smaller vessels, including Admiralty supply barges and tugs for the Persian Gulf during the Second World War. For more on these stories, use your smartphone to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the post beside the slipway at Dinas. Or click here