The Llandudno Museum & Gallery are facilitating a ‘Jewish History of Llandudno’ exhibition at the Gwynt-y-Mor gallery which runs until 26th April.
As early as Victorian times, the commercial opportunities afforded by Llandudno’s emergence as a holiday resort attracted many Jewish merchants and the town also developed into a popular holiday destination for Jews. Over the years, the Jewish community has played a huge part in the development of the town, its economy, its culture, its political life and even its sporting achievements. This exhibition is a celebration of that heritage.
In addition, there is also a 35 minute audio tour of Jewish Llandudno led by Bangor University’s Prof. Nathan Abrams. Here is his introduction –
“If you enjoy learning about lesser-known histories, then this walking tour exploring Llandudno’s Jewish community is for you. Having lived here since 2006, I decided to dig up the hidden parts of north Wales’ past and uncovered Llandudno’s fascinating Jewish history.
While you stroll around this seaside resort town, I’ll share some of the stories that guide books don’t tell you. Our tour starts on the seafront, winds its way through the town, and ends outside the Home Front Museum. Along the way, you’ll find out about the immigrants whose small local businesses went on to become global companies, including the world-famous jewellers, Warski’s. You’ll also hear about a tram accident that wounded a visiting rabbi and learn about North Wales’ last surviving synagogue.
Whether it’s your first time in Llandudno or you’re a local who’s curious about the town’s lesser-known tales, this tour will offer you a valuable introduction to its hidden history. Allow 40 minutes for this walk. There are plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars along the route for a refreshing stop”.