HistoryPoints News

Jul 6, 2023

Shedding light on broken dam

The broken dam at Cwm Eigiau, above the Conwy Valley, is a relic of the 1925 disaster which killed 16 local residents. Now visitors to the secluded valley can, for the first time, discover the dam's story as they walk and ...

see photos of the structure when it was new. Our QR codes on the stile before you reach the dam from the car park are complemented by QR codes further along the path for information about the isolated Cedryn farmhouse, where a large family lived in the heyday of slate quarrying before many of them emigrated to the USA. To read the stories on your laptop or desktop, click here for the dam information and here for Cedryn farmhouse's story