Caerhun a Dolgarrog

 

Whilst Caerhun is a scattered rural community made up of the villages of Ro-wen, Llanbedr-y-cennin, Ty’n-y-groes and Tal-y-bont, its neighbouring pairsh — Dolgarrog — is pretty different. The village developed as a result of the large Aluminium factory which was established there in 1907, effectively merging the two small communities lying on the two tributary rivers (Dolgarrog on Afon Ddu to the south, and Porthllwyd on Afon Porthllwyd to the north).
I have included both parishes in the same section because so many of the men featured on the Dolgarrog cenotaph also appear on some of the numerous memorials within Caerhun. Between all the different memorials (such as Caerhun and Dolgarrog cenotaphs, along with the memorials in Tal-y-bont, Llanbedr-y-cennin and Ro-wen) — after deducting the ones that appear in other sections of the website — I believe the area of Caerhun and Dolgarrog lost at least 39 of its men and 1 woman as a result of WW1. An astonishing figure!

More details to follow…