HistoryPoints News

Jul 6, 2021

Boat-tragedy victims remembered

On 6 July 1899 a collective funeral was held in Deiniolen, near Llanberis, for most of the nine children and three parents who drowned when a boat capsized off Pwllheli. The slate-quarrying community was shocked by the accident, which ...

happened during a large outing for Sunday School children from the area. Hundreds of people packed into the churchyard to hear the vicar conduct the funeral service from a central position. Now you can read about the funeral and see where most of the graves are located by using your smartphone to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes at the churchyard entrance, or by clicking here. We've also installed QR codes at South Beach, Pwllheli, to provide on-the-spot information about the boating tragedy, which occurred nearby - click here to see our web page for that location.