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  1. Writer and Art Historian

    Inspired by Snowdonia

    Writer and Art Historian Mari Griffith dons her walking boots and heads for the mountains in search of some places in Snowdonia that have inspired artists for centuries

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  2. This is the summer that I unintentionally became a bit of a steam train enthusiast. I've been on three narrow gauge railways in as many months and even though I'm nowhere near being an expert, I can definitely claim to be a convert. The first trip was back in May on the Welsh Highland Rail...

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  3. Anybody visiting the Italianate village of Portmeirion in north Wales cannot fail to remember the 1960s cult TV programme The Prisoner. For a few years it was essential viewing and even now has a dedicated band of followers, many of whom regularly take trips to the strange but enchanting village...

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  4. It's feeling chilly today with fresh to strong winds and heavy showers and cold enough for snow on the mountains. At the time of writing, the temperature in Llanberis is 8 deg;C Celsius but at Clogwyn station, a mile below the summit of Snowdon, on the Snowdon Mountain Railway the temperatu...

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  5. Once the cameras had stopped rolling, the production team started work on dismantling the Braddocks' cottage, 'Llety'. We had originally hoped to be able to rebuild the structure elsewhere and open it to the public but, due to severe weather damage and the difficulties of removing the building...

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  6. A question often asked by viewers about Snowdonia 1890 is 'just how real was the families' experience?'. A few people firmly believe that once the cameras stopped rolling the Braddocks and Joneses left the smallholding for the modern comforts of a hotel or B&B. Some doubt that the families actua...

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  7. One of the biggest problems the families struggled with wasn't the animals, and it wasn't the tough dawn to dusk work routine. It was the food. With limited supplies, generous helpings of offal, no supermarket to pop out to and every meal having to be prepared from scratch, Alisa and Catrin face...

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  8. It's been a windy old day, strong to gale force winds with gusts between 55 and 65 mph on some coasts, hills and mountains but the wind will ease tonight. The cloud will also be breaking and clearing with a few scattered heavy showers. Saturday will be a much drier and brighter day. There will be a few showers around, and if you catch one it could be heavy, but a bit hit and miss as some places will stay dry. Top temperatures 11 to 14 Celsius and with lighter winds and some sunshine so it will feel warmer than today. Snowdonia Marathon. Image by Colin Paxton: It should be a decent day for the Snowdonia marathon near Llanberis tomorrow after today's rain and gales. The runners may bump into a shower but I can promise some sunshine as well. The temperature ideal around 12 Celsius with a south to south-westerly breeze. Tomorrow evening will be generally dry with mist patches forming in the north. However, for mid Wales and the South expect rain after midnight. On Sunday morning the rain will spread into the north. Drier weather should follow from the south with scattered showers. Temperatures about average 11 to 14 Celsius with a south-easterly breeze. By Halloween it should be dry. The wind light by then and not too cold! If you fancy a spooky Sunday check out Gull's blog for some ideas. Have a great weekend and enjoy the extra hour in bed on Sunday. I plan to go for a walk but I am not sure where yet! Derek

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  9. Dinorwig quarry hospital in Padarn Country Park, Llanberis, is holding an open day on Tuesday 26 October, where you can see what would have happened to injured quarrymen in Victorian times. The open day is from 11am to 4pm and there are guided tours at 11.30am and 3pm. It is otherwise shut during the winter season. Read more about the open day in this BBC North West Wales News article. View a slide show of the hospital on the BBC North West Wales News website. Don't miss Snowdonia 1890, tonight, Monday 25 October, 7.30pm, BBC One Wales.

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  10. If you're looking for half-term activities next week, there are a couple of Snowdonia 1890 inspired events taking place. The National Slate Museum of Wales in Llanberis Snowdonia 1890 Day A fun 1890 themed workshops and events featuring Una the steam train in full steam, members of...

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