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Saturday, 18 June 2011

Portmeirion After Curfew

        The Campanile, or Bell Tower, Prior's Lodge, Government House, and Dolphin, make up the Citadel in the Italianate Village of Portmeirion. Did you know, perhaps you do, that Clough Williams-Ellis had a difficult job to get Portmeirion on the Map of Wales. He had the area renamed from Aber Ia, which apparently means 'frozen mouth,' to Portmeiron. Port to put in on the coast, and Meirion to put it in the Welsh county of Meirionethshire. In fact it was the German Luftwaffe in WWII who first put Portmeirion on the map, as they used Portmeirion as a landmark for their bombing runs to Liverpool.    Be seeing you.

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