FREE Dads on Fathers Day - June 18th 2017
Treat all Dads to a FREE tour of Electric Mountain!
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Simply enter DAD17 in the promotional code section.
We look forward to welcoming all those special Dads!
During March and April Electric Mountain Visitor Centre will be open seven days a week with tours operating daily except for Mondays and Fridays. From the Easter holidays onwards tours will be running daily until the end of October. From October to the end of December tours will be running on select days only.
As tours have limited availability, please use our online booking system or contact us directly to reserve your places before you travel to avoid disappointment.
If you are visiting us, please remember you need to arrive 15-minutes prior to your scheduled tour time. Please also note you need sensible footwear. Open toe shoes, flip flops, sandals or similar types of footwear are unsuitable and are not permitted.
Please ensure you book online or contact us from 09.30am each day to check availability before you travel - 01286 873030.
Art Exhibitions 2017
10th March to 10th May - John Neville Foulkes
Neville Foulkes was born in Llanberis, Gwynedd, in 1937. After leaving school he started working as a quarryman at the local Dinorwig slate quarry. Following a period with the armed forces in north Africa, he returned home and back to work at the Dinorwig quarry. His time working at the quarry had a deep impact on his thoughts and ideas - many of his paintings feature men working with their hands. Neville Foulkes also wrote poetry. A recurring theme in his writing is his longing for the quarry and the community that played such a vital role in his life. His paintings also depict the darker side of working at the quarry, expressing the dangers and the dread of disaster. Artist and friend John Meirion Morris said Foulkes, who died in 1997, was a "sensitive artist who possessed a unique way of expressing his fears and hopes".
13th May to 13th July - Caernarfon Art Group
Details to follow
18th July to 16th October - Amanda Ward, Naomi Lee & Bet Huws
Details to Follow
19th October to 29th December - John Disley
CBE - A Celebration of his life
John Ivor Disley was born in Corris, Snowdonia, on November 20th 1928, the only child of Herbert and Marie Disley. The Disley family originated in Berriew, near Welshpool. His great grandfather, John moved to Aberllefenni just north of Corris where he was described as the Quarry Clerk in the censuses from 1881 to 1911. They lived in Rock Cottage and had seven children of whom only three were still alive in 1911, one being Henry Derbert, John's grandfather. Henry Herbert Disley was part of a syndicate which worked in the quarry. He later became a salesman and a justice of the peace. The family then moved to Corris which was a traditional community based around slate quarrying and mining. In 1964 he went to Loughborough college to read Geography, on the advice of his PE teacher. His time there was interrupted by National Service (1948-50). He and his friends joined a Scottish regiment because some of them were Welsh and some were English, but none of them has a drop of Scottish blood! He returned to Loughborough in 1951. In 1948 when John was 19 he cycled from Loughborough to Cardiff to run the mile at the Welsh Championships. He spent the night sleeping in a hedge then put in a great performance before cycling to Aberavon. John went on to win his first of four Welsh mile titles at the 1949 championships at Artillery Park, finally setting a personal best time of 4:05:4 in 1958. But it was in the steeplechase that he excelled. John was part of that famous generation who revived British athletics after the war, including Roger Bannister, Chris Chataway and others. He met Chris Brasher in 1949 in Helyg, the climbers club cottage in the Ogwen Valley. They were both steeplechasers and had a joint love of open spaces and climbing. This was the beginning of a lifelong friendship. John continued to compete and set five British records in steeplechase and four at two miles. His personal best at the steeplechase was 8:44:2, which he ran in 1955. He earned 19 British vests between 1950 and 1957. Altogether he set 19 Welsh records at a variety of distances from 1500m through to 5,000m. In 1955 he received the ccolade of BBC Wales Sports Personality of the Year. John was tipped for gold in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics however he had been suffering from viral pneumonia beforehand and "bluffed" his way on to the team plane by claiming to have made a recovery. John lived his early years in Gwynedd and had continued great affection for the area and it's sporting opportunities. In 1955 John became the first Chief Mountaineering Instructor and Acting Warden at the new National Recreation Centre in Plas y Brenin, Capel Curig where he stayed until 1957. John loved Snowdonia and his favourite mountain was Moel Siabod as it was so accessible for him during his time at the centre. He used to say that he only had to open one of the back doors at the centre to access the Siabod path.
John Ivor Disley, CBE 20 November 1928 to 8 February 2016
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