In 1967 I arrived at Tan y Bwlch and walked
up the very overgrown line to meet one of the ‘Deviationists’ to discuss a
group of us coming up in the spring of ’68. Due to the outbreak of foot and
mouth, work was suspended and our week never happened. From the pictures it was
difficult for me to reconcile the present Campbell’s Cottage with the bunk
house I saw back then. But it is! I can put together the memories of what I saw
then. I’m here at last just 45 years late! As a plus the Ffestiniog Railway
were holding their Blaenau 30 celebrations and I got to see a ‘gravity train’
like the one I took back to Tan y Bwlch in 1967.
Matt Baker filming for Countryfile
entry from the guest book of Campbell’s Cottage written May 2012.