SH7882 : Tedder House/Haus of Helfa

taken 6 years ago, near to Llandudno, Conwy, Great Britain

Tedder House/Haus of Helfa
Tedder House/Haus of Helfa
From 1963 until 2004 26, Augusta Street on the corner of Trinity Avenue housed the Royal Airforce Association's; Llandudno branch. Previously the building which dates from 1894 SH7882 : Date Stone on Tedder House had been the "Grangemore Hotel" run by Mrs G Harrison and was formerly the "Raven Boarding Accommodation".

It was renamed Tedder House after Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder (1890-1967). Lord Tedder served under Eisenhower as the Deputy Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force. Working closely with RAF Bomber Command and the US Strategic Air Forces in Europe, Lord Tedder was influential in shaping 1944 -1945 bombing campaigns in which he applied his strategy nicknamed the "Tedder Carpet"- of supporting land forces using concentrated carpet bombing over specified areas of 1000 yards by 300 yards.

In 2007 planning permission was granted to turn it into two maisonettes and two flats but the conversion didn't materialise. Now it is "The Haus of Helfa", part of Call (Culture Action Llandudno), a Social Enterprise, which is an innovative partnership between Mostyn Estates and Helfa Gelf Cyf. It is being used by a dozen local artists to house and create various art installations.

Images and recollections of Tedder House can be seen at LinkExternal link

It was open for the public to view over the LLAWN03 weekend.
Llawn03 (Llandudno Arts Weekend #3)

LLAWN is a mini festival that rediscovers and celebrates Llandudno's past via art, architecture, artefact, sound, performance, and participation. Over the weekend of 18th-20th September 2015 a variety of multi discipline events took place in various locations, incorporating buildings (some off limits to the public); the pavement; the promenade; the pier; empty shops; galleries; open studios; the seafront shelters; the bandstand, Victorian Bathing Machines and even a ski slope and a cave.

LLAWN03 introduced an international flavour whilst continuing to reflect and reconfigure the history and culture of its setting with Welsh artists, including Megan Broadmeadow, Eli Acheson-Elmassry, Shani Rhys James, Charles Gershom, Ffloc, the Haus of Helfa residents and others expressing their varied interpretations of Llandudno's past, present and future.

Further information on the website: LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 15 September, 2015   (more nearby)
Thursday, 1 October, 2015
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
Date (from Tags)
1963  2004  1894  2007 
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Person (from Tags)
Arthur Tedder 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7835 8207 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:19.2919N 3:49.6667W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7834 8205
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Royal Airforce Association  Social Enterprise  Mostyn Estates  Helfa Gelf Cyf  Artists Studio 

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