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By mad-dogs  
I went to visit my old home where my mothers ashes are scattered recently to see it gutted! It was my home during the 1960's and the only place that ever felt like home - even with no electricity, gas or running water.
The door was never locked ( it didn't have or need a lock then ), Dinorwig Quarries produced slate instead of electricity and salmon used to come up the river to spawn.

Tags: Landscape and travel

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User_Removed 14 271 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 5:24PM
Lovely shot, but shame about the current events going on there. It's so sad to see the old world disappearing, especially when it's fond family memories.

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JOKEN 8 3 10 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 5:39PM
What a wonderful location it was in your earlier life. This is an exceptional image.
jeronius 8 1 1 England
10 Oct 2009 5:49PM
A great image with a moving story. My thoughts go to you.
colmar 10 42 35 Scotland
10 Oct 2009 6:50PM
Grand image of for you a sad subject .... take comfort in the memories am sure you have thanks for sharing Colin
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 8:12PM
Oh the memories that place must hold for you, I would imagine quite a shock for you when you got there. It looks a nice area to have lived in but I'll bet it was rather cold in the winter. Nice shot.
8 10 10 England
10 Oct 2009 10:01PM
The passage of time is not always kind so hang on to your memories no one can change them. You have also taken a very good image.
DaveMead 8 23 14 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2009 10:14PM
Visits to houses you lived in as a child rarely turn out well. Thanks for sharing.
mad-dogs 15 2.2k England
10 Oct 2009 10:25PM
Thank you for your comments - much appreciated. Oddly enough, the house is being converted for the mountain rescue team. My mother and I were members of the original Llanberis rescue team which was run by Chris Briggs, who owned the Pen y Gwryd hotel and any climbers or walkers in the bar or local climbers were roped in to help with the rescues on Snowdon.
Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
15 Dec 2009 10:11PM
Well I never! I've just stumbled across your website and I was looking at the building works on Sunday last while I was wading in the river. They are a bit more advanced now...

A couple of the names are familiar to me - Geoff Arkless and Joe Brown, but I didn't start climbing until the mid-seventies, so I missed this generation. It was interesting reading your memories Smile

I live "round the corner" in Rhiwlas,
Cheers, Goggz
mad-dogs 15 2.2k England
15 Dec 2009 11:46PM
If you climbed in the 70's you will probably know Charlie Brown and Jimmy Jewell who worked for Mo Antoine. The 'Big Jim' in Petes Eats was named after Jimmy Jewell.

Jeff Arkless's ex wife, Brede, moved to Twizel in New Zealand - unfortunately she died two or three years ago.

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