Snowdonia At 60

Posted: November 2, 2011 in History, TV
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Last month marked the 60th anniversary of the creation of Snowdonia National Park.

National Parks were created in the years when Britain was rebuilding after the Second World War.

The earliest were designated in 1951 and Snowdonia was among them.

This firstWelshNational Parkwas about conserving the past.

But, 60 years on, does it still have a role to play?

That’s the question Wales This Week asked on the night of the anniversary, October 18.

We filmed across the park with attractions such as the Welsh Highland Railway and the Pen-y-Gwryd pub where the Mount Everest team based themselves for their training ahead of their 1953 ascent.

We also visited Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue, Graig Wen on the Mawddach estuary and the couple behind the Baavet duvet.

The programme is now on You Tube.

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