The Blaenau Project
THE AREA COVERED
The Project will encompass an area stretching from the site of the Crimea public house in the north to a southern limit at Gelli-wiog and Llan Ffestiniog. The western limit is the barracks at Rhosydd whilst in the east the border is formed by Cwm Cynfal.
WHAT THE PROJECT INVOLVES
Special areas of interest have been created.
– Occupied & Derelict
This area concerns the physical growth of the town and covers the collation of the actual building date of all occupied premises in the town.
This section also includes those buildings currently derelict and buildings no longer in existence due to demolition, burial by slate waste etc. and includes pre-historic remains.
Schools, Hospitals and General Practice
, Public buildings
Catalogues data on schools, hospitals and doctors, past and present.
Hotels and Public Houses
Locating, naming and cataloguing of information on these buildings – including temperance houses.
Chapels and Churches
and other places of worship
All denominations will be covered and all available data will be catalogued.
Includes mills, factories, slate quarries and mines, metal mines, non-slate quarries, power generation
Covers road and railway development including ancient pathways and roads. It will include those responsible for running the systems – railway companies, bus companies etc.
Farms & Smallholdings
As with the section on buildings for both existing and derelict farms within the area.
The story of water supply, sewage, gas, electricity, radio and television in the area.
Shops and Small Businesses
Recording the changes of use of shops, agencies and other trade services
Social and Political History
District, Town, Community Council History – members etc. Members of Parliament
Environmental and Wildlife study
Cataloguing the change in wildlife, natural environment and weather over the last 200 years and beyond.