Penmaenpool toll bridge
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Plaque unveiled to mark Penmaenpool ferry disaster

Events have marked 50 years since a pleasure boat sank off the Gwynedd coast, with 15 people drowning.

The Prince of Wales was nearing the end of a trip from Barmouth when it hit the Penmaenpool toll bridge on 22 July 1966.

An inquiry found the skipper negligent, with the vessel undermanned and carrying too many people.

On Friday, a plaque was unveiled at Penmaenpool in memory of the victims, including four children.

  • 22 Jul 2016
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