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Chwilog is a village in Eifionydd in the Welsh principal area of Gwynedd.

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The village was built around Chwilog railway station on the Caernarfonshire Railway Line situated at the centre of the village.

Chwilog Primary School was opened in 1908 by Margaret Lloyd George, wife of the future prime minister David Lloyd George.

Businesses in the village include Povey's Butchers and Mona Tractors. There is also a Post Office and the village boasts a vibrant Public House-the Madryn Arms. Up until 1996 Chwilog Tigers F.C played their home games in Chwilog. Notable former players include David "Winwns" Evans, William "Chips" Jones, Aled Griffiths and Darren Matulla. Local celebrities include Dafydd "Big Chief" Wirion, Alun "Gwrnallt" Evans and Nancy. The 1990s saw a period of great unrest at the Cae Ysgol stadium as Llwynfor kept stealing footballs. This culminated in an arson attack by David Chester and resulted in home games being ceased to be played at the stadium. A historic date in the history of the village is 12th of August 2001 when a failed assassination attempt was carried out against David "Winwns" Evans at the parc. He survived the attack and went on to become a key figure at the Madryn Arms during the era of Meic Seic. Meic Seic is widely regarded as being the saviour of Madryn and has gone down in local folklore as the people's landlord-he may have been "blin" but he made the people happy. The village is frequently visited by the notorious Morley Brothers from neighbouring Llanystumdwy. Their visits are always greeted with great pomp and ceremony by the natives of Chwilog. There was a major security scare at the village in the summer of 2007 when a major paint spill caused large scale disruption on the main street. The incident occurred as Dion Morley attempted to get a snooker cue from his van, and the situation rapidly got out of hand as the salvage operation was blatantly f***ed up by the clown, hence why they call Dion Morley, Crisis! The Morley brothers are regular first team players for the notorious snooker team of Chwilog & Llan who were division 2 league champions in the 2006-2007 season under the professional guidance of Maureen Pandy garage. Her invaluable tips of 'torcha dy lewis' lead the team to victory in the final frame decider against Pwllheli Reds. Another influence to the team was the late, great Meic Wenallt whose rally cries of "Class, class will tell" and "Form is temporary class is permanent" inspired the team to many a famous victory. The Morley brothers were signed from Llanystumdwy snooker club along with another complex character called 'Saer yr Iesu'. Local mythology has it that Saer yr Iesu was given his name by the gods of carpentry when he turned up for work one day in a pair of sandals. Comparisons were subsequently drawn with another carpenter-Iesu Grist. Saer embraced his new name and went on to grow his hair to further enhance his image as Saer yr Iesu.

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Another of Chwilog's great achieving sportsmen is Roger Ffariar, Wales most successful and prolific male tennis player. Ffariar has been Wales No.1 for an astonishing 34 years since 1974. His achievements are all the more incredible when taking into accounts Roger's day-job [and often night-job] as the local veterinary doctor. He has managed to juggle caring for the animals of Chwilog and surrounding area with winning 14 Grand Slam Single Titles during his long tennis career. He has won all four Slams, the latest being the Wimbledon Veterans title in 2007. A 10ft bronze statue of Roger Ffariar is due to be erected outside the old Milfeddygon Deufor Veterinary Surgery in Chwilog and unveiled in spring 2008 depicting Ffariar with tennis racket in one hand and cow placenta in the other. Ffariar's wife, a woman who goes by the name of Patrice Kung Foo is yet another local celebrity. She shot to fame in 1985 when she set up the super group Cor Eifionydd. Her eccentric style of conducting is legendary-it seems as though she is instructing a Kung Fu master class whenever she conducts the choir!!

Quite possibly the most famous residents of Chwilog are the Evans family of Cartrefle. Graham and Jean are the long suffering parents of the notorious loose cannon Dr. Onions. A particularly chuckling anecdote about the above mentioned David 'Dr. Onions/ Winwns' Graham Evans is the famous 'Spectacles in Caernarfon' story. On a notoriously wild night out on the tiles in Caernarfon the poorly sighted Dr Onions lost his spectacles. A 'Cofi' [fellow residing in Caernarfon] robbed him of his optical enhancers that enabled him to live a fairly normal existence, without them he was but a hapless mole. Blind and hungry Winwns later attempted to gather some food from the nearest fast food outlet. KFC in Caernarfon like many others has a facade of large glass doors and windows but Winwns could not locate the doors. He was unable to differentiate the windows from the doors and to add injury to insult he repeatedly walked straight into solid glass windows violently knocking his head in the process. He was later helped to the counter and fed some poultry but the spectacles were never retrieved.

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Coordinates: 52°55'N, 4°20'W


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