Nant Gwrtheyrn history: the 1970s
New Atlantis Commune
During the 1970s, the village was taken over by the New Atlantis Commune of hippies. They lived without either a water supply, an electricity supply or a sewerage system. The hippies were responsible for creating great damage to The Nant as floorboards and doors were burnt, roofing slates were smashed and walls were covered with graffiti. What a sad sight this was for anyone who had special memories of the community life and the thriving quarries of The Nant. When the commune finally left The Nant, the properties were left derelict.
Did you know? The community was gifted an island by a member of the Beatles pop group, John Lennon, who was sympathetic to their cause.
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Nant Gwrtheyrn, Llithfaen, Pwllheli, Gwynedd, Wales, United Kingdom. LL53 6NL
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