Working closely with award winning author Sara Eade the book features Plas Tan-Yr-Allt and some of our famous former residents. Exclusive signed copies from the author are available to purchase here at The Plas.
William Madocks MP who lived here at Plas Tan-Yr-Allt was responsible for the construction of two local embankments in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The later embankment known as the Cob in Porthmadog allowed the transportation of slate from nearby Blanaeu Ffestiniog to be shipped worldwide. Madocks also founded our village of Tremadog and neighbouring town of Porthmadog.
Featured throughout the book are some of our famous former residents and visitors including romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, E.F Benson who wrote the Mapp & Lucia novels, A.C Benson the writer of the words for Land of Hope & Glory (which is sung every year at the end of the Proms), Elizabeth Billington the opera singer of her day, Ellen and Hilda Greaves the mother and aunt of world famous Portmeirion founder Sir Clough Williams-Ellis all to name but a few.
Possibly the most comprehensive book of its kind social historian Sara Eade has extensively researched William and his achievements as well as some of the people and places he knew, from original material where it exists.
This is Sara’s ninth book and is hard backed, in A4 format and contains 232 well-illustrated pages including maps and engravings as well as modern photographs.