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Police concerned for welfare of missing man in Corwen

North Wales Police are appealing for help tracing to trace a 47-year-old man who has been missing Corwen since Sunday.

Roy Hill was last seen when he was dropped off at the The Eagles pub in Corwen and has not contacted family or friends since.

Mr Hill is approximately 6’ 2, of medium build with short cut frizzy hair which is mousy/brown in colour. He speaks with a Yorkshire accent.

He was last seen wearing a black waterproof jacket just above knee length, blue jeans and blue trainers.

His friends have had no contact with him since 26th July and we are increasingly concerned for his welfare.”

Police are also appealing to Mr Hill himself to contact police, family and friends to let them know that he is safe and well.

– Sergeant Martin Kimpton at North Wales Police

Anyone with any information should contact North Wales police on 101.

50th anniversary since closure of Capel Celyn School

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the closure of a school in north Wales before the valley it was in was controversially flooded for a reservoir.

The area is now a reservoir supplying water to England.

Capel Celyn School near Bala was closed in 1965, along with farms, a chapel a post office, a cemetery and 12 houses.

Families who had relatives buried in the cemetery were given the option of either moving them to another cemetery, or leaving them.

The community was moved on to create the Llyn Celyn, otherwise known as the Tryweryn reservoir and supply water to Liverpool and the surrounding area.

The event resulted in a series of protests at the time.

The event resulted in a series of protests and a surge in support in Welsh nationalism and led to Liverpool City Council issuing a formal apology for the flooding in 2005.

The incident resulted in a surge in support in Welsh nationalism.
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