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Ceri Rowlands Ceri Rowlands | 17:17 UK time, Thursday, 11 November 2010

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 from the hillside without damaging it, we were forced to skip it! A great shame as it looked so authentic.

Tal y Braich

Tal y Braich was a complete restoration

When asked, most visitors to the location found it impossible to distinguish between the ‘real’ cottage and the ‘replica’ one.

As for the Jones’ cottage, ‘Tal Y Braich’, is a Grade II listed structure that we had painstakingly restored in partnership with CADW. It’s available to view by appointment with the property owner. One thing to note is that the cottage interiors, as seen in the series, were furnished with hired props - all of which were removed at the end of the filming period. To arrange a visit contact the Kate Roberts Heritage Centre, Cae’r Gors on 01286 831715 or 01286 831245.


  • Comment number 1.

    Snowdonia 1890 I have seen every episode on iplayer
    get to the last episode and it becomes not avalable.
    This also happned to the Deep Tv series
    Is this a BBC marketing ploy to sell DVDs ?

  • Comment number 2.

    Dear Garry,

    Thanks for you comment. BBC programmes generally tend to be available on the BBC iPlayer for up to seven days after their original broadcast.

    The final episode of Snowdonia 1890 was last broadcast on Friday 5 November 2010 at 7.30pm on BBC One(Wales only). This episode would not have been available after Friday 12 November.

    You can find out more about programme availability on the BBC iPlayer on their FAQ pages.

    BBC Wales History

  • Comment number 3.

    Oh no! Having just discovered Snowdonia 1890, I settled down to watch the rest of the episodes AND THEY'VE GONE!! As an english re enactor who has just discovered the series, this is unbeliably frustrating as I believe there are no plans for a dvd. It wasn't broadcast here, is there any way to view it now or is it lost to all us english folk?

  • Comment number 4.

    Hello camboann,

    As we understand it, Snowdonia 1890 will be broadcast early in the new year on BBC Two Wales. There will be five, 60-minute programmes, and each programme will include previously unseen footage.

    You can no doubt catch up with the series on the BBC iPlayer during this time.

    BBC Wales History

  • Comment number 5.

    This was a great series, and i wonder if you can help. I'm very interested in the North Wales slate industry and I am doing some paintings of the industry. I need colour pictures of people in period style clothing and some of the pictures on your facebook are just what i need, would you be able to send me some high quality images? I'm interesting in any to do with the church or the slate quarry preferably. Thanks for your help. Pete


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