Web Design North Wales Fabulous Facts

North Wales has so much history but did you know these fabulous facts?  I bet you didn’t!

Web Design North Wales Fabulous Facts – Something Ginteresting

1. The London dry gin Bombay Sapphire uses purified water from Lake Vyrnwy to bring the strength down to 40%. The flavouring of the drink comes from a recipe of 10 ingredients: almond, lemon peel, liquorice, juniper berries, orris root, angelica, coriander, cassia, cubeb and grains of paradise. The spirit is triple distilled using a carterhead still, and the alcohol vapours are passed through a mesh containing the 10 botanicals, in order to gain flavour and aroma.

Web Design North Wales Fabulous Facts – Jam and Jerusalem

The first-ever meeting of the Women’s Institute in Britain was in Llanfairpwll, on September 11, 1915.

Web Design North Wales Fabulous Facts – Boxing Fit

Llandudno was the home of Randolph Turpin, a former world middle-weight champion. Turpin was a resident of Llandudno from 1952 to 1966 and now, at the peak of the Orme, is a bar, a themed restaurant and a gift shop in memory of him. Rumour has it that he trained alongside boxer Bruce Woodcock at the Gwrych Castle too.

Web Design North Wales Fabulous Facts – Radio Calling

Despite the preconception that the Americans invented the radio, it was actually a local Welshman. David Edward Hughes, from Corwen, is recorded as “the first person in the world to transmit and receive radio waves”. This was in 1879, before Heinrich Hertz became famous for doing so. Hughes is also renowned for his help in inventing and improving the microphone, a modification of the carbon telephone transmitter of Thomas Edison.

Web Design North Wales Fabulous Facts – No show without…

Llandudno is home to the longest running show of Punch and Judy. For 150 years and for over three generations the seaside favourite has been run by the family of Jacqueline Millband-Codman after she inherited it from her great-grandfather who started the tradition in 1860. The current show has a few contemporary twists and is half the duration, but roughly sticks to the traditional plot.

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