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 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; Standard class 4, 2-6-0, No 76079
Cambrian 2006
August 2010, standing at Barmouth station, carrying "The Cambrian" headboard; Ex-LMS Black 5, 4-6-0, No 44871
Cambrian 2010

The stations on the Cambrian Line: Cambrian 2010

Pwllheli;    Abererch;    Penychain;    Criccieth;    Porthmadog;    Minffordd;    Penrhyndeudraeth;    Llandecwyn;    Talsarnau;    Tygwyn;    Harlech;    Llandanwg;    Pensarn;    Llanbedr;    Dyffryn Ardudwy;    Talybont;    Llanaber;    Barmouth;    Morfa Mawddach;    Fairbourne;    Llwyngwril;    Tonfanau;    Tywyn;    Aberdovey;    Penhelig;    Dovey Junction;    Machynlleth;   
Borth;    Aberystwyth;   

  One of the most spectacular aspects of the Cambrian Coast Line is the Barmouth Bridge.
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?)
with the track now laid across the joints of the swing section
Photos added 08/03/11
Family photos added 24/04/09