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January 9, 2020

45 Fascinating Photos Capture Everyday Life of Wales in the 1970s

Wales is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It is bordered by England to the east, the Irish Sea to the north and west, and the Bristol Channel to the south.

Wales has over 1,680 miles (2,700 km) of coastline and is largely mountainous with its higher peaks in the north and central areas, including Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), its highest summit. The country lies within the north temperate zone and has a changeable, maritime climate.

Although Wales closely shares its political and social history with the rest of Great Britain and, while a majority of the population in most areas speaks English as a first language, the country has retained a distinct cultural identity, and the Welsh is spoken by a majority of the population in parts of the north and west.

Take a look at these fascinating pics from Glen Fairweather to see what Wales looked like in the 1970s.

Llandudno, 1970s

Broad Street, Welshpool, 1971

Agincourt Square, Monmouth, 1972

Castle Street, Beaumaris, 1973

High Street, Bangor, 1973

Llanfair Caereinion station, Welshpool & Llanfair Railway, 1973

Pwllheli beach, 1973

Amlwch, 1975

Bwlch-y-cibau Post Office and Stores, 1975

Caernarfon, 1975

Cain Valley Hotel, Llanfyllin, Powys, 1975

High Street, Porthmadog, 1975

The New Inn, Talgarth, Brecon, 1975 (now The New Gurkha Inn), 1975 

Aberystwyth, 1977

Aberystwyth, 1977

Betws-y-Coed, 1977

Betws-y-Coed, 1977

Caernarfon Castle, 1977

Caernarfon Castle, 1977

Castle Car Park, Conwy, 1977

Castle Ditch, Caernarfon, 1977

Castle Street, Llangollen, 1977

Conwy Bridges, 1977

Conwy Castle, 1977

Conwy Harbour and Castle, 1977

Conwy, 1977

Five Arches, Tenby, 1977

High Street, Conwy, 1977

Lancaster Square, Conwy, 1977

Llechwedd Slate Caverns, 1977

Machynlleth, 1977

Mid-Walesman Railtour (Aberystwyth Station), 1977

Pembroke Castle, 1977

Plymouth Arms, St Fagan's, 1977

Porthmadog, 1977

Promenade and Beach, Aberystwyth, 1977

Tenby Harbour Beach, 1977

Tenby, 1977

Tenby, Pembrokeshire, 1977

The Eagle Inn, Castle Street, Cardigan, 1977

Portmerion, 1978

View from Caernarfon Castle, 1978

Caernarfon Castle, circa late 1970s

Fairbourne Railway, circa 1970s

Llandudno, circa 1970s


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