Anglesey Island Blog

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

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






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    I hope you enjoy what you find when you get here.

    Visiting from USA

    Could you suggest some places to use my metal detector? We are stating near menai bridge. Do i need a permit? Are there any locals that would be interested

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    Melin Llynon

    Hi Wil, Please can you confirm me if Melin Llynon is reopening this year. I know it has been closed but hear from an Anglesey work mate it will be reopening.

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    Apprenticed to my Great, Great Grandfather.

    My G, G, Grandfather was Josiah Williams, who kept an Ironmongery and coal delivery business in Chapel Street, Beaumaris. I recently found details of

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    Is there a doctors surgery?

    Is there a doctors surgery

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    Stumped by a metal detecting find!

    Hello Wil And thank you for a very interesting and informative site. I have the pleasure of metal detecting on this wonderful Isle and normally have

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    Full tidal sliPway ( concrete ) needed !

    Hi My aim is to bring my 19' speedboat to Anglesey a number of times this summer. I tow with my 2 wd estate car, and do not wish to chance driving on sand.

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    Anglesey Hidden Gem Book Store, Guide Book and Books by William Gerwyn

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

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    dementia Devotion. Sister site. Author as carer for his parent.

    dementia Devotion.com. Sister site to Anglesey Hidden Gem, whose author was a carer for a parent living with this bastard illness. Information regarding dementia types and personal diary items.

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    Aberffraw Beach. Where Anglesey's Sahara Meets the Sea

    Aberffraw Beach. Where Angleseys Sahara meets the sea in a generous expanse of sand and sea. Great for beach fun, surfing and fishing off the rocks.

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    Drone Flying

    Hi Wil, I am drone operator for a company in Manchester and I wanted to know what the policy is for flying drones at Porth Wen Brick works? I am fully

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    Links

    Hi, do you mind me putting a link to my page. I teach painting in Beaumaris and your information is perfect for visitors. I'm also an airbnb host. Dioch.

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    Dog walking for the elderly charity seeks volunteers for a local resident

    Good Afternoon I hope that you might be able to help and if not perhaps you would be so kind as to pass this along to one of your colleagues who might

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    Book

    Hello Gerwyn, I have written a number of local history books for local charities. Esther came to our house the other day and said you had a website.I

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    Museum display in Pilot Cottages, Llanddwyn

    Hi I'm an Honorary Research Fellow at St Fagans, and currently researching a book on Welsh Stick Chairs. There appears to be a nice example in the Pilot

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    Porth Wen Brick Works owners

    Hello, Thoroughly interesting guide to the brickworks. I used to go there as a child with my dad. Always is a distant memory of the place. I was wondering

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    Red squirrel

    We are here on holiday until Friday, and we were driving back to Llandonna from the main Pentraeth road yesterday. A red crossed the road in front of

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    Really that old?

    Thank you for the fascinating essay about the St Cwyfan's church. I wonder if you could tell me what evidence there is for the church originally dating

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    Boat trips in Cemaes Bay

    Hi Wil I came to Cemaes Bay a few years ago and enjoyed a boat trip and a fishing trip. I was wondering how to book a sea trip again - maybe 2 hours.

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    Anglesey Journal. Journeys around a staggeringly beautiful island home

    The Anglesey Journal is a series of on the spot reports and reflections on my Anglesey Island Home. Beaches, villages, winding country roads and discoveries.

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    Mynydd Bodafon stands aloof as a platform to peruse Anglesey & beyond

    Mynydd Bodafon stands aloof of Anglesey’s east coast and is an accessible ‘peak’ from which to peruse Anglesey and beyond in all directions. Life has taught many of us that the best silence for addressing injuries to your Heart and Soul is the Silence of Nature

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    Church Bay Evening Barbecues, glorious sunset, cakes & beautiful walks

    Church Bay - Plenty of beach to rest, sunbathe and have an evening barbecue. Legendary six o clock waves and haunt of Death Defying Bunnies. Lobsters running on idle. Anglesey Sunsets and Cakes and Scones that Challenge Existential Values (ish)

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    Church Bay - Best Mate, Best Cake and Best Beach

    If you're going to have a mate, have a best mate. If you're going to have a cake, have the best cake - or at least the biggest. If you're going down to

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    Red Wharf Bay. View the beauty of the bay, poor sailing and eat well

    I do not diminish Red Wharf Bay by suggesting that it is a platform from which to view the beauty of the broader bay, appreciate poor sailing and eat well at the same time

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    Llangefni, a grand place to find Red Squirrels on the Dingle Boardwalk

    What of Llangefni. All roads lead to and from this market town and so it is a grand place from which to begin your Anglesey Adventure. So start with the Dingle Boardwalk and go and spot yourself a Red Squirrel.

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    Llangefni Carnival July 7 2018 - Confident Beauty, Fun and Cat Steals a Van

    Dear All Llangefni Carnival was a triumph of beauty, blue skies and wonderful joy yet again this year. Those of us who remember such extended period

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    Anglesey Mystery Beach. Dreamtime: Where the Sea Meets the Sky

    Anglesey Mystery Beach. Dreamtime: Where the Sea Meets the Sky. The sea is lapping sweetly onto the golden soft sand this evening and there is no noise other than the seabirds and the persistent low frequency rumbling

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    Llangefni facilities. All you need in one place so make life simple

    Llangefni facilities - All you need for your holiday stay in one place. Why make life complicated for yourself? Food, Shops, Banks, Swimming Pool.

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    A Sunny June Afternoon in Rhosneigr

    Hi I have just come back from a wonderful afternoon walking from Rhosneigr to Cable Bay and Back and ending the sojourn with the beautiful Madame X at

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    A forest walk to Llanddwyn Beach along Newborough Warren Path

    A forest walk to Llanddwyn Beach along the Newborough Warren Marram Path. A gentle little walk to bring you right onto one of the most beautiful beaches in Britain

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    About me, William Gerwyn, who has written about Anglesey since 2009

    About me, William Gerwyn, the author of the Anglesey Hidden Gem website that I have been writing about the Isle of Anglesey with my own unique and quirky style since 2009

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    1. Visiting from USA

      Mar 23, 19 04:05 AM

      Could you suggest some places to use my metal detector? We are stating near menai bridge. Do i need a permit? Are there any locals that would be interested

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    2. Melin Llynon

      Mar 23, 19 04:02 AM

      Hi Wil, Please can you confirm me if Melin Llynon is reopening this year. I know it has been closed but hear from an Anglesey work mate it will be reopening.

      Read More

    3. Apprenticed to my Great, Great Grandfather.

      Mar 23, 19 03:58 AM

      My G, G, Grandfather was Josiah Williams, who kept an Ironmongery and coal delivery business in Chapel Street, Beaumaris. I recently found details of

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