14 July 2011


The little town of Aberdovey sits on the north side of the Dyfi, at the point the river meets Cardigan Bay. Within Snowdonia National Park, it is centred around a harbour. Shipbuilding was once important here. Tourism is now the key trade, but Aberdovey has not succumbed to tat - some of the shops retain their original frontages.

The Aberdovey Literary Institute, housed in a former bath house and Plymouth Brethren meeting place - presumably not contemporaneous with each other - was founded in 1882 as, from the deeds, "a non-sectarian, non-political place of recreation, education and social intercourse including ... reading rooms, writing rooms, library, billiard rooms, concert rooms ..."

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