SH3141 : Twin town sign on the eastern outskirts of Nefyn

taken 10 years ago, near to Nefyn, Gwynedd, Great Britain

Twin town sign on the eastern outskirts of Nefyn
Twin town sign on the eastern outskirts of Nefyn
The sign proclaims Nefyn to be twinned with the Argentinian town of Puerto Madryn a town that was established by Welsh colonists and where Welsh is still spoken today. It is appropriate that Nefyn, a town which reared so many seafarers, should be twinned with a town not in near Europe but in distant South America.
In the same way as the Jewish agricultural colonies of Argentina were financed by Baron Hirch, the Welsh colonization project had the financial backing of 'Baron' Love Jones-Parry of Castell Madryn, 3 miles SW of Nefyn. It was in honour of the spendthrift Jones-Parry who died penniless having spent his last 6000 on a single bet on a horse that the initial settlement was called Porth Madryn, now Puerto Madryn.

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 19 December, 2007   (more nearby)
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Friday, 8 February, 2008
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 313 411 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:56.4423N 4:30.7154W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SH 313 411
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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