Anglesey Island Blog

The Anglesey Island Blog is my mini-journal about Anglesey. It...

  • lets you know whenever any new Web pages appear on Anglesey Hidden Gem, telling you about the countryside, the beautiful beaches, where to relax, walk or indulge in watersports

  • keeps you up-to-date with other postings or news about Anglesey

  • points out what's waiting for you on the Island; those special places that you might otherwise miss


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    Mar 23, 2017


    Hi, Lovely site. We'd like to take some photos of the brickworks but as I remember, it's out-of bounds. Is there any easier way to get to the brickworks?

    Continue reading "Brickworks"

    Sep 28, 2016

    Anglesey Book Store - Books written by Wil author of Anglesey Hidden Gem.

    Anglesey Book Store for those interesting books and MUST HAVE reading and Planning for your Anglesey holiday and education

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    Aug 25, 2016


    Hi Will Great web page. I was brought up on Anglesey. At Bryn rEfail I went to school at Penrhoslligwy. There were 17 children and 2 teachers there.

    Continue reading "Gaenor"

    Jan 19, 2016

    Love Anglesey

    We come up each year to visit family and we all love it. We try to get a beach day at Church Bay and enjoy discovering new places and experiences. As

    Continue reading "Love Anglesey"

    Jan 18, 2016

    Places to stay near Dulas - TRAETH YR ORA BEACH

    Hi Wil I love your site. As children, our family used to camp in a farmer's field just before you go down the narrow path to Traeth yr Ora beach. It

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    Jan 17, 2016

    Anglesey Historic Churches

    Hi Wil Yet again our holidays (we went twice) in Anglesey this year were excellent. We stayed in the beautiful village of Aberffraw in a cottage on

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    Jan 07, 2016


    Dear Reader, It looks like it's going to be a weekend on Anglesey for walking rather than sitting on the promenade in Benllech drinking a cup of tea from

    Continue reading "ANGLESEY SPRING. ARE WE THERE YET?"

    Dec 29, 2015

    Plas Cadnant - Heartbreak on Anglesey

    Dear Gentle Reader Anthony Tavernor is one of Anglesey's best ever welcome guests and like thousands of people from Anglesey, the United Kingdom and foreign

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    Dec 21, 2015

    Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens - Menai Bridge

    Greetings from Anglesey Hidden Gem where it continues to be a confusion of strong Autumn storms and May temperatures. I've come to the conclusion that

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    Dec 12, 2015

    Memories of Llanddwyn Beach from a Stormy Winter Day

    It is Saturday morning just under a fortnight from Christmas and all I can see out of my kitchen window is the horizontal wind driven rain assist a murky

    Continue reading "Memories of Llanddwyn Beach from a Stormy Winter Day"

    Dec 05, 2015

    Why Anglesey Is So Special To Me

    Hi Wil Out of the times on Anglesey, by far the most special was in May 2005 when myself and my now wife were in Anglesey for the Bank Holiday Weekend

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    Dec 05, 2015

    Running to Anglesey

    Hi Wil Great website. Can you help please? I want to create a circular running route from Bangor across to Menai Bridge. Are the A5 and A55 passable

    Continue reading "Running to Anglesey"

    Oct 24, 2015

    Bell on the beach?

    Hi Wil Just spent another beautiful week in Anglesey and visited Church Bay a couple of times. On my second visited I noticed what looked like a broken

    Continue reading "Bell on the beach?"

    Oct 11, 2015

    Red Squirrels in the Nant y Pandy Nature Reserve in Llangefni

    Dear Gentle Reader The odds of seeing a Red Squirrel in the Dingle Boardwalk in Llangefni is about 50% I would say – going on my own experience. So, if

    Continue reading "Red Squirrels in the Nant y Pandy Nature Reserve in Llangefni"

    Oct 08, 2015

    Menai Bridge Autumnal Beauty

    Dear Gentle Readers I write to advise you that time is running out in Menai Bridge. Autumn is here and one good blow and the beauty that hangs golden,

    Continue reading "Menai Bridge Autumnal Beauty"

    Aug 31, 2015

    Trearddur-Bay-early 50's.

    Trearddur Bay memories … early 1950's. “The Bay” was considered, by those who didn't know much about anything, to be where the wealthy folk lived;

    Continue reading "Trearddur-Bay-early 50's."

    Aug 31, 2015

    Rhosneigr - Strange Object in Photo.

    Dear Wil While on the beach at rhosneigr Saturday evening (29/08/2015) we were taking pictures on our phones of the sun set and beach etc. The kids

    Continue reading "Rhosneigr - Strange Object in Photo."

    Aug 10, 2015

    Mystery Beach

    Hi Wil Where on the island has a tiny street on the way down to the beach? On the right hand side there is a tiny sweet shop and on the left cottages.

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    Aug 01, 2015

    Porth Swtan ... A family connection.

    Dear Wil, My Great Grandfather, Robert Richards, (1849-1928), lived at Clegir Mawr near Porth Swtan, raising a family of 10 children. (He was one of 14

    Continue reading "Porth Swtan ... A family connection."

    Jun 18, 2015

    Access Times to Llanddwyn Island

    Hello, Like your website with lots of information. I have a question about access to Llanddwyn Island very early in the morning. We believe there is

    Continue reading "Access Times to Llanddwyn Island"

    Jun 13, 2015

    Pencraig Mansion, Llangefni

    Dear Wil My husband and his first wife used to live in Pencraig Mansion in 1955. I still have two pictures from those days. Regards Maryse

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    May 12, 2015

    Ancient Anglesey Move Back in Time as You Stand Still and Reflect

    Ancient Anglesey. Visit significant sites in the history of Anglesey. Castles, Burial Sites and Iron Age huts. Move Back in Time as You Stand Still and Reflect

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    May 05, 2015

    boat fishing

    Hi Wil My family and a friends are staying near Cemaes Bay inearly June and are bringing a boat. My question is, where can I find information about what

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    Apr 15, 2015

    Mala's Bistro in Holyhead

    Dear Gentle Reader On the report about Mala's Bistro on Holyhead High Street (Stanley Street) written by Mangoflower I responded with the news that today

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    Apr 03, 2015

    Question about Newborough poultry farm

    Hello, I've really enjoyed reading through your impressive blog on Anglesey. We are planning a trip in our VW for June and surveying the campsites.

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    Mar 26, 2015

    A short break. So we thought!

    Having just got married at Christmas we wanted to get away together as life was taking its toll. My new job was not working out as I planned we got 2 months’

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    Mar 07, 2015

    Local road convention.

    Hi Wil, A great piece of local knowledge. A good read and warm humour too... A few of queries. 1. Do you know if there is a local convention on traffic

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    Feb 16, 2015

    Why are all the public toilets shut?

    I have been amazed that so many public toilets on Anglesey are locked. Not at all visitor friendly and very 'inconvenient'. This is not the way to encourage

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    Sep 14, 2014

    John Parkinson Glanrafon Garage

    My Great Uncle John (Jack) Parkinson had Glanrafon Garage. I am researching my family history and would appreciate any information. His wife was called

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    Sep 14, 2014

    Model Flying Clubs on Anglesey

    Hello, I have been reading your website with great interest, and it is really informative, so I wondered if you knew of any Model Flying Clubs based on

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