Llanuwchllyn heritage centre to remember Patagonia mission
A £1m lottery grant will help mark the 150th anniversary of Welsh travellers setting off for Patagonia.
The cash will go towards a new tourist and heritage centre within Eglwys Deiniol Sant, Llanuwchllyn, Gwynedd.
The Grade II-listed church, closed since 2006, will be restored and brought back into community use.
It will have an exhibition space recognising local figures, including Michael D Jones, founder of the Welsh colony in Patagonia in 1865.
Matthew Richards reports.
23 Mar 2015
- From the section Wales