Chardon and Wales

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Chardon and Wales

Maria Theresa Chardon spent 10 years living in a boarding house (the County Hotel) in Llandudno, where she died in 1921. Shortly after, Francis Chardon bought the property known as Rapallo House in Craig y Don; naming it after his mother. He spent the rest of his bachelor life developing the house and garden.He died at the property on December 22nd 1925.

Chardon and Wales

Conwy Mountains

Vardre, Deganwy

Official ceremony to mark the handing over to Llandudno Council of Rapallo House Museum.

Chardon left his property (Rapallo House) and its contents to the town of Llandudno. It was converted into a museum and art gallery and was officially opened on 22nd June, 1927. For more than 60 years it remained the site for Llandudno's local museum but was sold when the museum was moved to Gloddaeth Street in November 1995.


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