Alan & Geraldine Vincent
Talybont, Gwynedd

We moved into Talybont in August 2006,
after 18 years in Sixpenny Handley.

Talybont is a village lying within the Snowdonia National Park and located on the A496 between Harlech and Barmouth.
 
The Talybont Bridge over the Ysgethin
Talybont Bridge
Talybont Beach  
The beach at Talybont
 
Pont Fadog over the Ysgethin
Pont Fadog
Bluebells  
Bluebells in Talybont wood
 
Moss covered boulders in the wood
Mossy boulders
  Talybont is also a halt on the Cambrian Coast Line, a line that not only has fantastic scenery, but also on which steam hauled trains can be seen each year.
 
 
Running through Talybont station 14th August 2006
Cambrian 2006

Standard class 4, 2-6-0, No 76079

Cambrian 2007  
7th August 2007, this time carrying a Cambrian Coast Express headboard
  One of the most spectacular aspects of the Cambrian Coast Line is the Barmouth Bridge.
bridge1  
This carries the line over the Afon Mawddach.
The bridge was opened in 1867 and included a lifting drawbridge section bridge2
bridge3 This section was rebuilt in 1901 as a swing bridge with two steel spans.
 
The bridge has not opened for many years (1977?)
bridge4
bridge5  
with the track now laid across the joints of the swing section
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Photos added 31/05/11
Family photos added 24/04/09