Last Days of Dolwyn, The

Date: 1949
Director: Emlyn Williams
Production Company: De Grunwald Productions, London Film Productions

Stars: Richard Burton, Edith Evans, Emlyn Williams, Hugh Griffith
Location(s): Powys (Wales)

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Storyline:

Richard Burton’s feature film debut – a Welsh Valley is flooded to make way for a reservoir.

Also known as ‘Women of Dolwyn’ (US title)

Additional Information:

David Leonard advises that filming also took place in Rhydymain, Gwynedd.

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A dam. Kevin Flynn advises that the construction of the dam flooded the (former) real-life village of Llanwddyn. (RL)

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Now. Lake Vyrnwy in what was Montgomeryshire, Mid Wales. Picture by Graham Hoadly.

But which dam? Kevin Flynn provides the answer to the dam being Lake Vyrnwy Dam in North Powys. His advice also highlights the fact that we had already had an identification and a photograph from some time back that was not displaying on the site! (RL)

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Now. Lake Vyrnwy in what was once in Montgomeryshire, Mid Wales. Picture by Graham Hoadly.

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