SH7882 : White Heather Hotel, Llandudno

taken 1 year ago, near to Llandudno, Conwy, Great Britain

White Heather Hotel, Llandudno
White Heather Hotel, Llandudno
Gerald England's image LinkExternal link reveals a story.
During the Second World War the hotel was earmarked for use by the security service, MI5, to hide some of Britain's top double agents, part of the country's biggest wartime intelligence network. An operation codenamed "Mr Mills' Circus" was named after the senior MI5 officer in charge, Cyril Bertram Mills, whose family ran the Bertram Mills Circus. It involved MI5's North Wales agent, Captain Finney, finding accommodation for the double agents, their families and armed minders. He made arrangements to house them at the Evans and Risboro Hotels in Llandudno, the Eagles Hotel in Llanrwst and the Swallow Falls Hotel in Betws-y-Coed. Within a few weeks, Captain Finney reported to his superiors in London that he'd "completed arrangements of the animals, their young, and their keepers". By 1943 the plans had been scrapped, as the course of the Second World War had changed and the possibility of invasion receded. LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Friday, 21 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 21 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Business, Retail, Services  Defence, Military 
Person (from Tags)
Captain Finney 
Primary Subject of Photo
Hotel 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 7820 8241 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:19.4731N 3:49.8096W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 78218 82390
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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