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Nov 18, 2023

Marconi's Tywyn bungalows

The 'Marconi Bungalows' street sign beside the A493 in Tywyn is a reminder of the area's importance in the First World War. Now you can use HistoryPoints QR codes at the sign to discover how wireless pioneer Guglielmo Marconi ...

created a station on the hillside to receive messages from Canada. The bungalows were built for staff. Such was the station's strategic importance that in 1915 a magistrate was taken to court for photographng the station while on holiday. For details of the station, use your smartphone to scan the codes or click here. Our information about Marconi's transmitting station in Waunfawr, which worked in tandem with Tywyn's receiving station, is available here.