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Bala Collection

Bala: A serene haven nestled in the heart of Snowdonia National Park, where Lake Bala glistens under the evening sky

Background imageBala Collection: Bala Lake, Snowdonia National Park

Bala Lake, Snowdonia National Park, Wales, UK, Europe

Background imageBala Collection: Lake Bala, evening, Gwynedd, Wales

Lake Bala, evening, Gwynedd, Wales. Date: 1950s

Background imageBala Collection: Wales, Gwynedd, Bala

Wales, Gwynedd, Bala. White water kayaking on the Tryweryn River at the National Whitewater Centre

Background imageBala Collection: Bala Lake on a calm summer evening

Bala Lake on a calm summer evening, Gwynedd, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageBala Collection: The Village, Llanuwchllyn, Merionethshire

The Village, Llanuwchllyn, Merionethshire
The Village, Llanuwchllyn, near Bala, Merionethshire, Wales. Showing Sally Jones Date: 1900s

Background imageBala Collection: Capel Celyn

Capel Celyn
A view of the village of Capel Celyn in the Tryweryn Valley near Bala, Merionethshire, Wales, 27th February 1957. In 1957

Background imageBala Collection: Bala Lake Railway guard Bob Davies at work on the platform

Bala Lake Railway guard Bob Davies at work on the platform at Bala. In 1988, Mr Davies had worked on the railway for 48 years Date: 1988

Background imageBala Collection: Bala Lake Railway line - Locomotive Maid Marion

Bala Lake Railway line - Locomotive Maid Marion
Steam locomotive Maid Marion hauls a train along the Bala Lake Railway line, which runs along the shore of Bala Lake, Gwynedd, North Wales Date: 1988

Background imageBala Collection: Bala Junction, Gwynedd, Wales, c. 1950s

Bala Junction, Gwynedd, Wales, c. 1950s
A view of Bala Junction station in Wales, c.1950s, showing the platform island, footbridge, waiting room and signal box. Bala Junction opened November 1882 and closed to passengers in January 1965

Background imageBala Collection: Monarch butterfly on Echinacea flower (purple coneflower) Bala, Ontario, Canada

Monarch butterfly on Echinacea flower (purple coneflower) Bala, Ontario, Canada

Background imageBala Collection: Cottage in Muksoka Bala, Ontario, Canada

Cottage in Muksoka Bala, Ontario, Canada

Background imageBala Collection: Abdor Rahman Khan (1844-1901) grandson of Dost Mohammad Khan the founder of Barakzai dynasty

Abdor Rahman Khan (1844-1901) grandson of Dost Mohammad Khan the founder of Barakzai dynasty
530492 Abdor Rahman Khan (1844-1901) grandson of Dost Mohammad Khan the founder of Barakzai dynasty. Ruler of Afghanistan 1880-1901

Background imageBala Collection: Bala Lake Railway guard Bob Davies operates the signal box

Bala Lake Railway guard Bob Davies operates the signal box. In 1988, Mr Davies had worked on the railway for 48 years Date: 1988

Background imageBala Collection: Map of North Wales, c. 1777

Map of North Wales, c. 1777
From The Large English Atlas: or, a new set of map of all the counties of England and Wales drawn from the several surveys which have been hitherto been published

Background imageBala Collection: White Water Slalom Canoeist

White Water Slalom Canoeist Bala North Wales 13 August 1980 Date: 13 August 1980

Background imageBala Collection: Canoeist With Movement

Canoeist With Movement Bala North Wales 13 August 1980 Date: 13 August 1980

Background imageBala Collection: World Canoe Slalom Champs

World Canoe Slalom Champs Bala, North Wales 17 April 1988 Date: 17 April 1988

Background imageBala Collection: Vintage 19th century photograph: Bala town and lake, Wales

Vintage 19th century photograph: Bala town and lake, Wales

Background imageBala Collection: In Search of Miss Stone, the American Mission on the Road to Djuma-i-Bala (litho)

In Search of Miss Stone, the American Mission on the Road to Djuma-i-Bala (litho)
1043567 In Search of Miss Stone, the American Mission on the Road to Djuma-i-Bala (litho) by Charlton, John (1849-1917) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: In Search of Miss Stone)

Background imageBala Collection: The Queens Visit to North Wales (engraving)

The Queens Visit to North Wales (engraving)
1596094 The Queens Visit to North Wales (engraving) by Prior, Melton (1845-1910) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Queens Visit to North Wales)

Background imageBala Collection: The Queens Visit to North Wales (engraving)

The Queens Visit to North Wales (engraving)
1046572 The Queens Visit to North Wales (engraving) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Queens Visit to North Wales)

Background imageBala Collection: National Sheep-Dog Trials at Bala, North Wales, Penning the Sheep (engraving)

National Sheep-Dog Trials at Bala, North Wales, Penning the Sheep (engraving)
1053261 National Sheep-Dog Trials at Bala, North Wales, Penning the Sheep (engraving) by Waller, Samuel Edmund (1850-1903) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: National Sheep-Dog Trials at Bala)

Background imageBala Collection: The road between Bala and Lake Vyrnwy, Snowdonia

The road between Bala and Lake Vyrnwy, Snowdonia
A man walks down the mountain road in the Snowdonia National Park between Bala Lake and Lake Vyrnwy looking towards crags of Gallt Ceiniogau, Gwynedd. North Wales. April 1988 Date: 1988

Background imageBala Collection: The mountain road between Bala Lake and Lake Vyrnwy

The mountain road between Bala Lake and Lake Vyrnwy
A man walks along the mountain road between Bala Lake and Lake Vyrnwy. In the distance are the crags of Gallt Ceiniogau, Gwynedd. N Wales. First published The Sunday Times Date: 1988

Background imageBala Collection: A yacht tied up to a pier on Bala Lake, Gwynedd. North Wales

A yacht tied up to a pier on Bala Lake, Gwynedd. North Wales
A small pleasure yacht tied up to a pier on Bala Lake, Gwynedd. North Wales. Rubber tyre fenders hang from the pier Date: 1988

Background imageBala Collection: A man walks up a hill above Bala Lake, Gwynedd. North Wales

A man walks up a hill above Bala Lake, Gwynedd. North Wales
Silhouette of a man walking up a hill above Bala Lake, Gwynedd, North Wales Date: 1988

Background imageBala Collection: Goat on Bala Lake Railway line, N Wales

Goat on Bala Lake Railway line, N Wales
A man, wearing riding jodhpurs and boots, leads a goat across the railway line at Llangower railway station on the Bala Lake Railway, in North Wales. First published in The Sunday Times Date: 1989

Background imageBala Collection: Ex Voto Nuestra Senora de la Bala Collection

Ex Voto Nuestra Senora de la Bala Collection
Ex Voto, Nuestra Senora de la Bala, Collection of Mexican religious engravings, 1700-1830, Calle de la Profesa--bottom edge of sheet. Item no. 78 from the dealers inventory

Background imageBala Collection: Kabul, Afghanistan, Seen From The Bala Hissar. From The Age We Live In

Kabul, Afghanistan, Seen From The Bala Hissar. From The Age We Live In, A History Of The Nineteenth Century

Background imageBala Collection: Woman Standing On The Water

Woman Standing On The Water

Background imageBala Collection: Capel Celyn

Capel Celyn
A view over the village of Capel Celyn in the Tryweryn Valley near Bala, Merionethshire, Wales, 27th February 1957. In 1957

Background imageBala Collection: Kitty Brunell with a Vauxhall, Cwm Hirnant, Bala, Gwynedd, Wales, c1930s. Artist: Bill Brunell

Kitty Brunell with a Vauxhall, Cwm Hirnant, Bala, Gwynedd, Wales, c1930s. Artist: Bill Brunell
Vauxhall Driver: Brunell, Kitty. Place: Cwm Hirnant, Bala, Gwynedd, Wales

Background imageBala Collection: KABUL / 1840 S

KABUL / 1840 S
A view of Kabul from the Bala Hissar. Date: 1840 s

Background imageBala Collection: Llangower Railway Station - Halt, Bala, Glamorgan

Llangower Railway Station - Halt, Bala, Glamorgan
Llangower Railway Station/Halt, Bala, Gwynedd, Glamorgan, Wales. Great Western Railway Date: 1930s

Background imageBala Collection: Bala, Wales, 1873

Bala, Wales, 1873
A street scene in Bala, Wales, 1873. Date: 1873

Background imageBala Collection: Source Size = 2306 x 1935

Source Size = 2306 x 1935
Part of the Imaum Bala, Lucknow

Background imageBala Collection: The Campaign in Afghanistan: Notes at Kabul: 1

The Campaign in Afghanistan: Notes at Kabul: 1
THE CAMPAIGN IN AFGHANISTAN: NOTES AT KABUL: 1. Part of Char Chawk Bazaar. 2. Takht-i-Shah, Cabul Road, from Cabul Bridge. 3. Dehmuzang Gorge, from an Old Bridge across the Cabul River. 4

Background imageBala Collection: The Queens Visit to North Wales, Uk, 1889: Mrs

The Queens Visit to North Wales, Uk, 1889: Mrs. Price, of Rhiwlas, Presenting the Queen with a Picture of Bala Lake on Behalf of the Ladies of Bala

Background imageBala Collection: Tryweryn Valley

Tryweryn Valley
A view of the Tryweryn Valley near Bala, Merionethshire, Wales, 27th February 1957. In 1957, a private bill was passed by Parliament to flood the valley in order to create the Llyn Celyn reservoir

Background imageBala Collection: Tryweryn Valley

Tryweryn Valley
A man and a boy look out over the Tryweryn Valley near Bala, Merionethshire, Wales, 27th February 1957. In 1957, a private bill was passed by Parliament to flood the valley in order to create

Background imageBala Collection: North Wales - Bala - The Beech Bala Lake

North Wales - Bala - The Beech Bala Lake Date: 1910

Background imageBala Collection: Cottagers in North Wales knitting. All the family, male and female, would spend as

Cottagers in North Wales knitting. All the family, male and female, would spend as much time as possible knitting stockings from the wool of local sheep

Background imageBala Collection: THE CAMPAIGN IN AFGHANISTAN: NOTES AT KABUL: 1. Part of Char Chawk Bazaar. 2. Takht-i-Shah

THE CAMPAIGN IN AFGHANISTAN: NOTES AT KABUL: 1. Part of Char Chawk Bazaar. 2. Takht-i-Shah, Cabul Road, from Cabul Bridge. 3. Dehmuzang Gorge, from an Old Bridge across the Cabul River. 4

Background imageBala Collection: Meeting between Rama and Parasurama. Illustration

Meeting between Rama and Parasurama. Illustration
" Meeting between Rama and Parasurama. Illustration from Bala Kanda, first book of Indian epic poem " Valmiki Ramayana", 17th century. Hindu art. Miniature Painting."

Background imageBala Collection: Lake, Bala, Wales

Lake, Bala, Wales. Date between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900

Background imageBala Collection: Town and lake, Bala, Wales

Town and lake, Bala, Wales. Date between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900

Background imageBala Collection: Llanycil Church, Bala, Wales

Llanycil Church, Bala, Wales. Date between ca. 1890 and ca. 1900

Background imageBala Collection: Muskoka, Ontario, Canada

Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
Bala, Muskoka Lakes, Ontario, Canada




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Bala: A serene haven nestled in the heart of Snowdonia National Park, where Lake Bala glistens under the evening sky. Located in Gwynedd, Wales, this picturesque village offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. As the sun sets over Bala Lake on a calm summer evening, its beauty is truly captivating. Embark on a journey through time aboard the Bala Lake Railway line, as Locomotive Maid Marion chugs along the tracks. Explore The Village of Llanuwchllyn in Merionethshire, immersing yourself in its rich history and charming atmosphere. Step back into the 1950s at Bala Junction and witness Wales' heritage come to life. Discover Capel Celyn's haunting tale that echoes through generations—a submerged village sacrificed for water supply purposes. Uncover North Wales' enchanting landscapes with an ancient map dating back to 1777—tracing paths less traveled. Feel your adrenaline surge as you witness white water slalom canoeists gracefully navigating their way through challenging rapids. Capture their dynamic movements as they compete at World Canoe Slalom Champs—an exhilarating spectacle not to be missed. Bala invites you to immerse yourself in its natural wonders and embrace its vibrant history. Whether you seek tranquility or adventure, this Welsh gem promises an unforgettable experience.