“Of the millions who lost their lives in the First World War, 107 of them are commemorated on the war memorial in Dolgellau. These people Weren't statistics but individuals with their own unique stories.
This book is an attempt to tell their stories so that they are not forgotten. There is the story of the man who trekked 500 miles across North America to enlist, one who had represented Wales at football, two brothers who had been killed on the same day and a father of five children who drowned on his way to war.”
The book is available in English and Welsh versions and can be purchased direct from the author and publisher Dai Sheppard:
Penycoed Hall Guest House is a friendly family run business in a superb position, combining breathtaking mountain views with easy access to Snowdon, Cader Idris and all the activities in the heart of Snowdonia.
A 19th Century, Grade II listed coaching Inn situated in the heart of the old market town of Dolgellau. It’s popular restaurant is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike throughout the year. Cosy bars and lounges have an olde world charm helping our guests to relax with a pint of our excellent cask beer or a glass of wine.
The Royal Ship hotel offers an ideal atmosphere for a memorable stay in our quality accommodation.
Located just a five-minute drive from Dolgellau, Dolgun Uchaf is a farmhouse full of character offering well-equipped bedrooms and free Wi-Fi in the public areas. The bedrooms are spacious and modern, and some retain original features. A full English breakfast is served in the morning.
A former woollen mill, this charming 210+ year-old property is located just off the main town square. It offers three en-suite rooms, a full Welsh breakfast and free bicycle storage, rental and washing facilities.
The family run B&B is filled with original features, including an inglenook fireplace, oak beams and a unique winding stone staircase at the rear.