Llandudno's Timeline

  • A brief history of Llandudno
  • 1815 - Ebeneser chapel for Calvinistic Methodists constructed
  • 1824 - Charles Darwin was in Llandudno circa 1824,
  • 1827 - Tabernacl chapel for Baptists constructed
  • 1837 - Semaphore station on the Orme was constructed
  • 1838 - Salem chapel for Wesleyans constructed
  • 1840 - First Post Office in Llandudno opened
  • 1841 - St. George's chapel constructed
  • 1843 - Approx 196 dwellings
  • 1843 - 1,000 inhabitants
  • 1849 - Enclosure Act (832 acres of 955 acres of land available was distributed to Hon. Lloyd Mostyn as a result)
  • 1854 - Approx 200 dwellings
  • 1854 - Llandudno Improvement Act passed by Parliament
  • 1856 - Fire Brigade established
  • 1858 - Work on a sewage system commences
  • 1859 - First pier constructed
  • 1859 - The Royal Charter Storm changed the course of Llandudno from becoming main port to Ireland.
  • 1860 - Gas Street lamps installed
  • 1861 - First bank in Llandudno opened
  • 1862 - Approx 438 residences
  • 1875 - Construction of the Marine Drive started.
  • 1875 - Mersey Docks & Harbour Board constructed the Great Orme l lighthouse
  • 1875 - New pier constructed
  • 1876 - Pier constructed (first phase).
  • 1878 - Marine Drive opened.
  • 1880 - Water from Dulyn arrives.
  • 1882 - Authorisation to build a hospital given.
  • 1884/6 - Pier extended to the present Promenade.
  • 1885 - Llandudno Advertiser Newspaper launched by William, "Zulu" Smith.
  • 1887 - Happy Valley presented to the town.
  • 1890 - Visit of the Queen of Roumania "Carmen Sylva".
  • 1891 - First reported football match played - Llandudno lost 2-1 to Conway
  • 1892 - New railway station opened.
  • 1892 - Town's first telephone exchange opened.
  • 1893 - Llandudno's first public toilet built opposite the Pier Pavilion top entrance. 1894 - Arcadia Theatre opened as the Victoria Palace.
  • 1895 - Llandudno Commissioners hand over to new Urban Council.
  • 1901 - 6,065 inhabitants 1901 - 9,279 inhabitants
  • 1902 - Grand Theatre opened
  • 1902/3 Opening of the Great Orme Tramway.
  • 1907 - Cable tramway to the summit of the Great Orme was completed
  • 1909 - Summit Hotel built with adjoining 18 hole golf course
  • 1936 - Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Electric Railway opened (tram)
  • 1948 - Marks & Spencer opened
  • 1956 - Sir Winston Churchill visits Llandudno
  • 1963 - Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Electric Railway closed (tram)
  • 1969 - The Queen & Prince Phillip visit Llandudno
  • 1972 - Cabin lift to the summit of the Great Orme was completed
  • 1978 - Swimming pool constructed
  • 1986 - Great Orme County Park formed, covering over 1,000 acres
  • 1989 - 300 metre dry ski slope & 700 metre toboggan created
  • 1992 - Great Orme Mines opened the bronze age mine to the public
  • 1993 - Victoria centre opened
  • 1994 - North Wales Theatre opened
  • 1999 - 150 years of Llandudno celebrations
  • 2006 - New Retail Park (Parc Llandudno) opened in October

The Ambassador Hotel

The Grand Promenade,
Llandudno,
North Wales,
LL30 2NR.
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