North Wales. Conwy quay.
The town walls dominating the quay meant in times of siege the castle and town could be supplied by boat. The walls, which completely encircle the town can be walked almost in their entirety, are not known for the generous width of their gateways as this shot shows. The white sandbags seen here are for use in the hope of keeping water out of the houses in the event of an exceptional tide. Some flood prevention measures have been undertaken recently but I don�t think they have changed the look of the quay.

The Smallest House in Britain and recognised as such by The Guinness Book of Records, shown here is 6 ft wide by 10 ft tall. One up and one down access to upstairs being by ladder (no room for refinements such as stairs), downstairs, the living room, has a small circular table and a chest which acts as seating and a coal storage box. It was last occupied by Robert Jones, a local fisherman who measured 6 ft 3inches and was unable to stand upright in the house. It is now owned by a descendant of his family. Open to the public in the season it can take four visitors at a time.




The image and caption on this page are © Denis Egan



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