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Sunday 25 November 2012

Postcard From The Village

    This is a classic aerial view of the Italianate village of Portmeirion. Sir Clough Willaims-Ellis gave the Italianate Village it’s name of Portmeirion it’s name because Port put it on the coats, and Meirion put it in the Welsh  county of Merrionethshire. It took Clough years to get the name altered on the maps from Aber la {meaning frozen mouth} to Portmeirion. In fact the first maps to appear indicating Portmeirion on the Welsh coast, were German maps. The German Luftwaffe pilots of World War II used Portmeirion as a reference point, a bearing for their bombing runs on Liverpool.

                             A. Tourist

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