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Maritime and Railway Photographs from Holyhead, Anglesey - Page I.

The old railway bridge

The old railway bridge

The employment history of Holyhead since the 1850's revolved around the London and North Western Railways and the Port, whose ships carried not only passengers across the Irish Sea, but also the all important Royal Mail. Prior to that time, the Port virtually offered the only employment in the town, and this remained the case right up until the 1960's, and was relieved only by the arrival of Anglesey Aluminium (Rio Tinto Zinc) circa 1969.

holyhead station hotel and train at the railway station

holyhead station hotel and train at the railway station

holyhead, the ss hibernia later renamed hms tara leaving the harbour c.1905

holyhead, the ss hibernia later renamed hms tara leaving the harbour c.1905

holyhead irish mail boats and the station clock

Original position of the Station Clock

holyhead station clock

The Station Clock now outside Stena House

 

For the present people of Holyhead, whose roots are in the town, it is extremely likely that their ancestors either worked on the railway or on the 'boats'. You will find lots of old photographs of Holyhead on that page, but below are pictures related only to our present subject.



One of Holyhead's mailboats entering the harbour

One of Holyhead's mailboats entering the harbour

Mailboats in the inner harbour - The Earl Spencer on the left

Mailboats in the inner harbour - The Earl Spencer on the left

The British Rail Fire Brigade

The British Rail Fire Brigade

British Rail workers

British Rail workers

A 1927 staff photograph of British Rail workers

A 1927 staff photograph of British Rail workers

British Rail workers in the 1980's

British Rail workers in the 1980's

The 'Civil Service Rifleman' Locomotive and British Rail workers

The 'Civil Service Rifleman' Locomotive and British Rail workers

The Freightliner Container Terminal at Holyhead

The Freightliner Container Terminal at Holyhead

Holyhead Railway Station and inner harbour in 1905

Holyhead Railway Station and inner harbour in 1905

One of Holyhead's mailboat steamers

One of Holyhead's mailboat steamers

Joining a ship bound for Ireland at Holyhead Railway Station

Joining a ship bound for Ireland at Holyhead Railway Station

The now demolished Holyhead Station Hotel - with BR workers - Maurice (now sadly passed on) and Gerry Maguire

The now demolished Holyhead Station Hotel - with BR workers - Maurice (now sadly passed on) and Gerry Maguire

The M.V. Cambria and other boats in the inner harbour at Holyhead

The M.V. Cambria and other boats in the inner harbour at Holyhead

British Rail Ferries

British Rail Ferries

 

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