The popular medieval town of Conwy in North Wales, dominated by its thirteenth-century castle, has a long and often violent history. There are many stories behind the town's ancient castle and walls, its streets and buildings, and its residents, past and present, famous and infamous. These are told here, by local author John Barden Davies, as he takes the reader on their very own A-Z tour around the town's history, exploring its nooks and crannies, and along the way relating many a fascinating tale of the most interesting people and places. Fully illustrated with photographs, this new A-Z guide to the town's history will appeal to residents and visitors alike.
John was born and brought up on the North Wales coast. From an early age he has had an interest in local history, and has watched with interest the modern development of Conwy since the middle of the twentieth century. His other interests are public transport, tourism and photography. His first book was on the subject of the development of public transport and tourism in North Wales. John spent his working life in the Church in Wales and now lives in retirement in Deganwy.