Caernarfon Through the Eye of Time
T Meirion Hughes Other books by T Meirion Hughes
From historic ships and shipping families, riots and flag burning to recreational and leisurely activities through Caernarfons vivid past; Caernarfon through the Eye of Time takes us on an eye-opening journey through 18th-20th century Caernarfon. If these Castle walls could talk. Written by popular local historian, T. Meirion Hughes in his distinctive congenial and informative manner.
"Nobody knows Caernarfon better than Meirion Hughes. Born and bred in the town, he has spent a lifetime researching and talking to its people. In this book he deals with a broad sweep of the more off-beat aspects of the town's history. Here we have the story of a cholera epidemic when the dead were buried even on Christmas Day; the exploits of a much decorated air ace of World War I; a visit from Buffalo Bill accompanied by cowboys and Young Sitting Bull; the crossing of the Menai Straits in a hot-air balloon in 1857; an account of the last hours of a murderer, and much more. Exciting stuff!" - Glenda Carr
"As a local historian, Meirion has an unique and friendly manner of presenting history, which makes this book highly interesting and very readable." - Glyn Tomos