Definitely a Hidden Gem - St Cwyfan Church in the Sea

by Alwena
(Bangor, Gwynedd)

We were there yesterday Thursday,21st August,2014.


I'm ashamed to say it but, having always lived in North Wales and for the last 30 or so years near to Bangor, there is no excuse. I'm so glad we went - what an experience!

Like the writer of these pages I feel it leaves its mark on one's mind. It was a bit of a blustery afternoon but that didn't deter from the experience which, I'm sure we'll remember for a long time.

I enjoyed reading about the history on these pages. I wonder why one bay is called Porth China. Any ideas?

Thank you for all the information,
Alwena

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Porth China.
by: Drewi "bach."

I could only guess how that name came about. Pottery and porcelain, dinner sets etc. where mainly shipped by Canal barges throughout Britain for the obvious smoother-by-far, rides to their destinations.

My guess then is that to have the label Porth "China" may have involved initial delivery here then on to the canals for unbreakable, somewhat assuring, (insurance ?) ideas.

Though I must admit I don't know if the "Porth" term here used is for a 'port' or an empty bay, cove and suchlike. Just a guess; my tuppence worth of mirth or measure. Drewi.


Hi Andrew

My thoughts exactly. the China bit. Mind you, it's also a quite wild coast around the west side of Anglesey. Shipwrecks and such.

Yet another little bit of research called for.

Hope the move and resettlement in the Ewe Ess is coming along well.

Best wishes

Wil

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