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View from the Ffestiniog Railway near Porthmadog

View towards Snowdon from the Ffestiniog Railway at Porthmadog

Lawrence of Arabia

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The Birthplace of Lawrence of Arabia

Snowdon Lodge, Tremadog is the birthplace of Lawrence of Arabia. Thomas Edward Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) was born at Tŷ Lawrence (Snowdon Lodge) in North Wales on 16th August 1888. T.E Lawrence gained notoriety leading an Arab rebellion against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. He was celebrated as the hero Lawrence of Arabia. He passed away on 19th May 1935, following a motor cycle accident.

When T.E. Lawrence lived at Snowdon Lodge, the house was called Gorphwysfa (Resting Place) and it is now known mostly as Snowdon Lodge. The Lodge is full of information about T.E. Lawrence with memorabilia and posters throughout the building, making it a fascinating place to stay. Outside there is a plaque commemorating the building as the birthplace of Lawrence of Arabia and in the grounds is a tree bench and plaque erected in 2015 as part of a local celebration of Lawrence’s life.

Come to Snowdon Lodge and you and your friends can sleep in the house where Lawrence of Arabia was born, close to the mountains of Snowdonia and the Sea! The house is available for exclusive group hire providing great value self-catering accommodation for groups of up to 35 people. You can find out more about T.E Lawrence’s life here.

Carl and Anja Borum, the owners of Snowdon Lodge have commissioned international sculptor David Williams-Ellis to design a statue to be set in the landscaped grounds at Snowdon Lodge. The Lawrence of Arabia Bronze will be part of a new Lawrence of Arabia exhibition and visitor attraction planned for development at Snowdon Lodge. Sponsors interested in owning a limited edition maquette of the status and including their names and branding at the Lawrence of Arabia exhibition can find out more on the Snowdon Lodge website.

Alayan Sketch at Snowdon Lodge
Exhert Sketch Snowdon Lodge

The Lawrence of Arabia Bronze

This bronze on slate maquette of Lawrence of Arabia has been created by internationally known sculptor, David Williams-Ellis.

Snowdon Lodge are looking for seven supporters, our 7 Pillars, to sponsor a full size bronze statue of this design to be set in the grounds of Ty Lawrence ( Snowdon Lodge ), the birthplace of Lawrence of Arabia. The statue will become the centre piece of a Lawrence of Arabia exhibition and international visitor attraction to be based at Snowdon Lodge.

Each sponsor will have the privilege of owning of one of the seven limited edition bronze on slate maquettes, a most desirable piece of Lawrence of Arabia memorabilia which will appreciate in value. The sponsors names will be engraved on a plaque erected at Snowdon Lodge, the birthplace of Lawrence of Arabia, and all the marketing material for the new Lawrence of Arabia exhibition will include the sponsors names and branding.

We are looking for seven people or companies to join this one off opportunity, marketed to Lawrence of Arabia followers around the world.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor then please contact us to find out more.


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