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Major H.W. Tilman


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The Beginnings
The Name
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Historical People
John Ruskin
Fanny Talbot
Auguste Guyard
Major H.W. Tilman
Harold Godfrey Lowe
W. W. Greener

Historical Events
Bronze Bell Wreck
Battle of Barmouth

Miscellaneous
Barmouth Milestones
Old Newspaper Report

Acknowledgements

Major H.W. Tilman made his home for the last 30 years of his life at Bod Owen, Barmouth and was the moving spirit behind the famous 'Three Peaks Race'.

The son of a prosperous Lancashire sugar merchant, Bill Tilman had a distinguished military career in both world wars (He was awarded the M.C. in 1917 at the age of 20). He spent some years as a farmer in Kenya, was a highly acclaimed climber and an accomplished sailor. His adventures in his sailing vessel 'Mischief' are captured in a number of books including 'Mischief in Patagonia', 'Mischief among the Penguins' and 'Mostly Mischief'.

In 1978 Bill Tillman disappeared on an expedition in 'En Avant' to the Antartic where he had hoped to spend his eightieth birthday.

John Pugh
Copyright 1999 [Digital Imagery]. All rights reserved.
Revised: January 2nd, 2004 .
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