HistoryPoints News

Dec 9, 2023

Nye's Beaumaris inspiration

As well as founding the NHS, Aneurin ('Nye') Bevan improved housing standards for working people. Now you can scan HistoryPoints QR codes at the Cae Bricks housing estate in Beaumaris to discover how he was so impressed with the architecture ...

by Sidney Colwyn Foulkes that the national housing guidelines were amended following his visits to the construction site. The original set of 30 houses, completed in 1948, was followed by two other sets to form the estate we see today on this hillside site, which overlooks the Menai Strait. For more on the estate's history, use your smartphone to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the lamp post at the foot of Ffordd Meigan (by the junction with Maes Hyfryd), or click here.