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In October 1927 a great storm swept the  Irish Sea and in particular the Cardigan bay coast of Wales.

So severe was the ferocity of the storm that it stopped the tidal flow in the Irish seas which resulted in a double high tide.

The resulting combination of high seas and strong on shore winds obliterated the  Pwllheli to Llanbedrog tramway and here in Criccieth destroyed the dwellings on the seashore called Abermarchnad the pressure of the waves punched holes through the back walls of the houses and the high seas which had swept onto the promenade area in front of the cottages flowed back through their front doors adding double the misery to the poor inhabitants . The houses were subsequently demolished and the occupants re-housed .The picture shows the remains of the partially demolished houses

With grateful thanks to Capt Robrt Cadwaladr and the late  Cllr Owen Pritchard

Picture of Abermarchnad c 1930

©Francis Frith