These signs were originally erected by the old County Council in the period when road signs were made in cast from dense aluminium. However, over the years the signs have weathered and had a few scrapes, and they were in need of restoration to maintain their original condition.
Councillor R H Wyn Williams, Gwynedd Council’s Senior Environment Portfolio Leader said:
“These historical signs are part of the history and culture of Pen Llŷn, and contribute towards the unique character of the area. This is why the important work of restoring the signs to their original condition has been undertaken, rather than replacing them with modern signs.”
Bleddyn Prys Jones from the Llŷn Area Outstanding Natural Beauty Unit added;
“We started the scheme by restoring the signs at the village of Botwnnog with work then continuing at Rhydyclafdy, Efailnewydd, Tudweiliog, Pistyll, Aberdaron and Trefor.
“Other villages in Llŷn can also benefit from this scheme, and restore the old traditional signs in their communities or to create new signs based on the traditional designs. The Sustainable Development Fund Grant Scheme can contribute up to 75% towards such work, or with other similar schemes, and therefore encourage those who are interested to contact us to see how we can help.”
For further information please contact Sioned Jones, AONB Support Officer on 01758 704176 or e-mail AHNELlynAONB@gwynedd.gov.uk