The north Wales seaside resort of Llandudno attracts visitors in their droves, but examine its past a little deeper and you will find an exciting history dating back centuries. From its earliest days as a series of ancient settlements on the slopes of the limestone headland known as the Great Orme to its growth as a popular holiday destination, Llandudno has always played an important role in the region. Its roll call of famous and unlikely visitors and residents has included the Queen of Romania, a former Australian prime minister and Buffalo Bill.
Local author Peter Johnson takes the reader on a fascinating A-Z tour of the town's history, exploring its nooks and crannies, and telling stories of the buildings, places and residents along the way. Fully illustrated with photographs from the past and present, A-Z of Llandudno will appeal to residents and visitors alike.
Peter has a background in academic research and was a part-time university lecturer. He is a Fellow of the Royal Numismatic Society and has published a number of papers in this field; in his latest he confirmed the existence of an ancient Greek town previously lost to history. Peter recently gained the Advanced Diploma in Local History at the University of Oxford. In addition, he has been a keen writer of fiction for many years, winning a number of competitions.