HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PORTMEIRION
On April 3rd 1926, Easter weekend, Clough Williams-Ellis officially opened The Hotel Portmeirion following his initial phase of building work at the Aber La peninsula.
As the years progressed, Clough continued the creation of his "home for fallen buildings", and in 1966 Portmeirion's fame and notoriety reached new heights when Patrick McGoohan utilised its uniqueness by filming "The Prisoner" within its grounds. In the last 80 years, countless people have visited and marvelled at the architectural genius.
That genius, and the legacy it left behind, will be celebrated 80 years on when Susan Williams-Ellis, daughter of Sir Clough and the founder of Portmeirion Pottery, is guest of honour at the April 3rd birthday celebrations when she will sign copies of "Portmeirion: The Place And Its Meaning" from 6pm (more details on the book further down this news page). The birthday celebrations will be screened on S4C's flagship show "Wedi 7" (more details HERE).
The Unmutual Website would like to wish Portmeirion a happy birthday, and offer its trustees and staff our best wishes for the next 80 years!
With thanks to Alan Jones and Cathy Frumerman for this news item.Image © Rick Davy.
News Announced 30/3/2006, Archived 26/6/2006