- All about the
Isle of Anglesey (Ynys Môn) in North Wales.
Anglesey, 5th century Penmon Priory Church.
Anglesey, Sandy Beach, Evening Fishing.
The beautiful Island of Anglesey
has lots of blue flag beaches and is rich in ancient history.
Located at the north west tip of Wales, Anglesey is the
island in England and Wales, yet has a relatively small
population of approximately 65,000. The name Anglesey is of Viking
taken either from the personal name Ongull and `ey` - meaning
island, or - as a student of old Norse tells me - Ongull meaning
The island is surrounded by sandy beaches and rocky coasts with
caves, with the inland part of the island for the most part
being agricultural, but these days many of Anglesey's farmers
have diversified into providing holiday accommodation or themed
There are abundant and well preserved remains from the Neolithic and Bronze
ages, and native settlements from the Celtic period. We are working hard to
put them online, complete with photographs. All in all, Anglesey is an island
with plenty to see and do, and without finding yourself in a constant crowd.
Take time to smell the roses, and you will certainly have plenty of time to
do that on Anglesey. Please note that the majority of our photographs are in
thumbnail form and if you would like to see them full size you just have to
double click on the photograph.
Anglesey, Holyhead, Remembrance Sunday - A veteran of WWII lays a wreath
at the cenotaph.
stop press: I have spent a
lot of time researching and photographing the War Memorials on Anglesey,
and still have much to do. I have also spent a lot of time walking around
cemeteries finding the graves of our fallen heroes. Click here
Pre Cambrian rock (some of the oldest rocks in Britain) covers approximately
two thirds of the island, and it is the driest county in Wales. It has a
prevailing south westerly wind, and a greater proportion of lowlands than
any other county in Wales. Holyhead mountain is the highest point on the
island at 720 feet. There are only eight other `high` places on Anglesey,
ranging from 480 to 585 feet high.
Our aim is to provide everyone with up to
date information about what is happening (and has happened historically) on
We have put together what is the most complete pictorial record of churches
(unparralleled on the internet) past and present on Anglesey. We have charted
the history of both of the Menai Bridges and we tell part of the amazing history
of Moelfre lifeboat, and our very own hero - Dic Evans.
Llangefni, St David's Day, Welsh Lasses in traditional costume.
We show you some of Anglesey's towns and
villages, and we let you know what there is to do on the island. A timeline
for Anglesey is now partially online, showing the history of the island. This
will be added to and completed right up to the present day. We have recorded
the history of the Training Ship Indefatigable - so long a part of life on
Anglesey. We are working on recording the history of some of Anglesey's most
important houses, and the people who once lived in them.
Anglesey, Moelfre, Crowds enjoying the RNLI Lifeboat Day - more
We have extensive pages (unparalleled on
the internet) on ancient monuments to be found on the island, along with high
resolution photos taken at the sites. These will be regularly added to and
updated. They are a window on what life and conditions were on Anglesey upwards
of 4000 years ago. What better excuse for a day in the country? As with all
places these days, but especially because of their rural location, please do
take care to lock valuables out of sight when visiting any site.
Browse through all of our pages at your leisure, and keep coming back for more.
View from Rhosneigr Beach.
We will continually upload fresh items
of information, to keep you right up to date with what is happening on Anglesey.
Please save this site as one of your favourites. Click on Favourites on your
browser, and then click on Add. This will preserve the location of our site.
We look forward to your returning time and time again, and we will endeavour
to make each visit worthwhile.
Brittania Tubular Bridge, Anglesey Side Lion 2008 - there are four on
the bridge, each is 25 foot long, and 80 tons in weight - more here
For scores of old photographs of Anglesey click here
to Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton on their marriage on 29th April
2011. They bring a breath of fresh air - not only to the British Monarchy
- but to the World.
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