Stunning images captured during a major firework display over Tywyn beach have been framed and presented to civil engineering company Jones Bros as a thank you from townsfolk.
The firework display took place on the town’s promenade during a weekend of special celebrations last August bank holiday, following completion of a multi-million pound flood defence scheme by Jones Bros.
The celebrations were made possible thanks to Jones Bros ensuring that the beach was fully re-opened in time for the peak holiday weekend.
The images were captured by local photographer Tim Wilde and were framed and recently presented to Jones Bros by members of the Tywyn and District Chamber of Tourism and Commerce.
Chamber chairman Mike Stevens said: “We enjoyed an excellent relationship with Jones Bros throughout the duration of the project and were delighted to make this presentation to them.
The beach is the lifeblood of our town and we were really grateful to Jones Bros who ensured the work was complete in time for the peak holiday weekend.
We organised a prom music festival during the bank holiday which proved very successful, culminating in a firework display which looked truly spectacular over the newly-created rock headland.
We thought the framed photos would be a suitable tribute to Jones Bros to show how grateful we all were for the work they carried out here.”
Tywyn beach had previously been closed off to the public as part of the £6.4m coastal defence scheme and had been re-opened gradually in sections since then.
The permanent re-opening of the final strip of shoreline came as the vital scheme to protect the seaside town from flooding neared completion.
Jones Bros construction manager Dilwyn Davies, who accepted the photographs on the company’s behalf, said: “We are very touched that the chamber took the time and trouble to have fabulous photographs framed and presented to us.”
Ruthin-based Jones Bros was appointed by Gwynedd Council to carry out the scheme, which was funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and the European Regional Development Fund as part of the Convergence programme.
Gwynedd Council also praised Jones Bros’ professionalism and expertise in carrying out the scheme, which will reduce the risk of flooding that has plagued Tywyn since the 1930s.