Old Colwyn, North Wales

October 04, 2020 - 69 views

Hello, and welcome to Mia's Drone Adventures! Today's little trip takes us to Old Colwyn beach, I hope you enjoy the video!

Old Colwyn (Welsh Hen Golwyn) is a town just to the east of Colwyn Bay, in Conwy County Borough, Wales.

Prior to local government reorganisation in April 1974 it was part of the Municipal Borough of Colwyn Bay, but the reorganisation established it as a separate community, whose population at the 2001 census was 7,626, increasing to 8,113 at the 2011 census. It hosted the National Eisteddfod in 1941. It also harbours the 3rd Colwyn Bay (Old Colwyn) Scout Group headquarters and is home to the area's comprehensive school, Ysgol Bryn Elian.

In 1334, the town was mentioned in a government survey as "Coloyne".
In 1685, the town was known as "Colwun" and had a population of twenty.
Following the Census Act 1800, Colwyn had a population of 150 with twenty-three cottages, twelve farms and two inns.
During the nineteenth century, the town of Colwyn became increasingly known as "Old Colwyn" to distinguish it from the newly formed town of Colwyn Bay (initially called "New Colwyn") to the west.
In 1884, Old Colwyn railway station opened (briefly initially named "Colwyn railway station") on the North Wales Coast Line.
In December 1952, the railway station closed; however, both the line and a street called "Station Road" remain.
Since 1984, Colwyn Bay Football Club's ground has been situated on Llanelian Road, Old Colwyn.

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