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Bangor received the honour of a royal visit on Tuesday last, when King Edward laid the foundation-stone of the. new University College of North Wales. The town lies near the northern entrance of the Menai Straits, and is noted for the famous cathedral dedicated to St. Deiniol, and founded in 525 AD.. Bangor owes not a little of its prosperity to the neighbouring slate quarries.

In the early eighties the Penrhyn Arms Hotel was altered to serve as a University for North Wales, but the steady growth in the number of students (from 58 to 328 in 20 years) has made it necessary for the city to possess a building better suited to the needs of University work. In the new College students will find that all their requirements have been considered.

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