Records of Blaenau Council School, Dolwyddelan

Scope and Content

Includes a log book and a minute book of the management committee.

Administrative / Biographical History

This school was situated at the head of the Lledr Valley, about a mile from Roman Bridge Station and from the nearest point on the main Dolwyddelan - Ffestiniog road. The school roll declined from an average of 20 children to only 6 in 1949.

Access to school was often made difficult by flooding: over and over again the head teacher recorded in the Log Book that the school was closed due to 'inclement weather'.

For some period the school occupied a temporary building, but in 1925 moved into purpose-built accommodation.

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