Y Fach 'Happy Valley' Canvas (Ltd. Ed)
"I drew this view after a lovely Easter stroll up 'Y Fach' last April with one of my oldest best friends and her children. Y Fach is now most commonly known as ‘The Happy Valley’, after being re-named by visitors. This gorgeous walk through the tall trees is carpeted with bluebells, daffodils and blossoms from the trees this time of year.” - Beth
If you are interested in it's history read on.. . back in 1850 when Llandudno started developing into a popular tourist destination this part of Llandudno was a big attraction due to it’s majestic views and natural beauty. Back in 1875 developers laid a pleasure park with special flooring to cater for roller skating.
Y Fach is naturally shaped in the form of an amphitheatre and back in the early 1870’s they used to hold open air shows here, where ‘The Minstrels’ performed, a distasteful but popular form of entertainment back in the 1970s, these shows mostly involved male performers blackening their faces, they had a distinct impact on popular music, dance and other aspects of popular culture, they were founded on the comic enactment of racist stereotypes and are now considered to be exploitative and racially offensive. These shows at Y Fach were held up until 1987 when these awful racially offensive tastes changed. They decided to open a cable car line on the Orme and the clattering of the cable cars entering the lower station was an interference, so the shows eventually stopped in 1987 and now a cafe stands where the stage used to be.
In 1887 to celebrate the Queen Victoria’s Jubilee, Lord Mostyn (the main local land owner in Llandudno) closed the nearby quarries and gave Y Fach as it was known then to the town as a permanent park. In 1890 the council planted trees and installed rock gardens and ponds, the work was completed in 1890 when the drinking fountain, which contains a bust of the queen was unveiled. Today Y Fach is still home to a beautiful garden and park, full of tall trees and blossoms at this time of year. At the top you’ll find a toboggan ride and ski slope, with the best views of Llandudno.
Y Fach or Happy Valley in Bloom is available in three sizes and frame options - which can be chosen when adding the design to your basket. Happy Valley is printed at the point of order on to a canvas. This canvas can then be professionally framed, the dimensions and details of which can be found on this page.
The XL AP otherwise known as the Artist Print, is unique as Beth only ever produces one edition at this size, therefore there would only be one in the world.