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DISCOVER THE LEGACY OF THE WAR IN WALES

1914

1918

 

First World War Sites in north west Wales

 

 

Cymraeg

Forestry

Timber was urgently needed on the front line and forests were felled to provide it, including many woodlands on private land. Some women worked in forestry both felling and planting trees but experienced lumberjacks from the colonies and other countries were much in demand. The Canadian Forestry Corp worked to fell British woodlands but men from Finland were also employed. The Finns were mainly sailors who had been rescued from ships sunk by the Germans and a team of them worked at Tregarth near Bangor. They generally mixed well with the local people and two married local girls and remained after the war.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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