The Churches of Capel Curig by Frances Richardson and Harvey Lloyd, published by the Friends of St Julitta’s.
Capel Curig, with a present day population of just over 200, used to boast 3 churches and 4 chapels. St Curig’s was the first, built sometime before 1534, and whether it was named after the same saint as in Llangurig is an open question - there is no evidence that the Celtic holy man travelled this far north. The alternative namesake is Curig (Cyriacus), the Roman child martyred in the 4th century.
A much larger church, built in the village by public subscription and a large contribution from the Penrhyn family in 1884, took the name of St Curig’s and the medieval church was renamed St Julitta, the mother of the Roman child martyr. The Friends of St Julitta’s are responsible for saving and conserving this ancient church which was put up for sale in 1996.
These and many other questions and theories are explored in this 28 page colour booklet which is a comprehensive guide to the story of Christianity in the village. It is available in Welsh or in English at £3.95 incl postage.
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The Churchyard Trail, a walk through history, published by the Friends of St Julitta’s.
The 14 page colour booklet describes some of the memorials in St Julitta’s churchyard, with additional historical detail. It is available in Welsh or in English at £2.25 incl postage
The Mountain Man, by Llyr D Gruffydd and Robin Gwyndaf, published by the Friends of St Julitta’s.
The 56 page colour book is a portrayal of Evan Roberts, Capel Curig rockman, botanist and conservationist. It is available in Welsh and English at £8.00 incl postage.
Why not support the Friends by buying one or more of these attractive tea towels? The art work tells the story of our wonderful little church; the centre piece is a reproduction of a pen and ink drawing of the church & churchyard by Tony Rankin, one of our committee members. The text is bilingual. £4.50 post free.
The Bishops Transcripts 1754 – 1838 @ £9 50 - Now out of print
Memorial Inscriptions of St Julitta’s Church, Capel Curig @ £7 50
The War Years in Snowdonia (WW2)
In this little book, we aim to relate a little bit of how life was in Snowdonia during the war years. It was produced to accompany the exhibition on Snowdonia in wartime, on display in St Julitta's Church in the summer of 2011. It is available in Welsh and English at £3 50 post free.
Snowdonia, Water Water Everywhere
This book explores the multiple uses of water within the Snowdonia area and how the local people have used the high rain fall to their advantage It is available in bilingual form at £3 50 post free.
The First World War - A Great War?
In this book, we look at WW1 from the perspective of a rural agricultural village in Welsh-speaking Snowdonia. Original research has explored the problems that the people had to face and how they coped during the war years. It was produced to accompany the exhibition on Snowdonia in wartime, on display in St Julitta's Church in the summer of 2011. It is available in Welsh or English at £3 95 post free.
Uncle Tom at War, from Penmachno – Prison Camp,1WW
A fascinating tale of Thomas Williams, born in Penmachno and a tailor in Colwyn Bay when he joined the army in November 1915. Shot and wounded in 1917in the battle of Cambrai, he was taken prisoner by the Germans, and spent the rest of the war in a German POW camp and finally discharged from the army in March 1919. £8 00 post free.
The Pen Y Gwryd Hotel, Tales from the Smoke Room
Tells the tale of what has been described as 'one of the greatest climbing hotels in Europe'. Contributions by our Chairman on the history of the building and also Ken Smith, who writes about the link between the hotel and St Julittas. £15 00 post free.
A Welsh Odyssey, in the Footsteps of Gerald of Wales, Michael Curig Roberts
A readable and enjoyable account of the Journey of the intriguing Gerald of Wales in 1188, when he travelled around Wales encouraging Welshmen to sign up for the Third Crusade. £7 50 post free.