Anglesey Native

by Steve Ford
(The World)

The Light

The Light

Great website - Very informative.


Can you satisfy my curiosity, please? What name is give to a native of Anglesey? Are they angels?

Thanks in anticipation

Steve Ford




Dear Steve

We are all Angels.

Either, we don't know it, or, we deny it with acts of cruelty against ourselves or others.

So, Ergo, and all that, we are all Angels. Here on Anglesey, as elsewhere. The way we live our Life, day by day, is the test.

Pass, Friend.

Wil

Comments for Anglesey Native

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Jun 25, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Pig Men by Dave
by: Anonymous

Interesting point.

In Welsh, Anglesey people have been called Moch Môn or Anglesey Pigs. As you say, there used to be many drovers on the Island.

What used to happen before the construction of the Menai Suspension Bridge is that the pigs would be swum across from the old George Hotel (now part of Bangor University). The pigs would land on the rocky island that holds up the main Anglesey bridge tower before hopping across to the Anglesey at Porth Sethwy (Menai Bridge).

The island is called Ynys y Moch or Pig Island.

Thanks for jogging that little memory.

Love the site

Dave

Jun 25, 2010
Rating
starstarstarstarstar
A new angle on angels
by: Anonymous

"Angels" sounds as though it's going some!

More prosaically, A Bangor lady once told me that there they always call people from Anglesey "Pigmen"!

She re-assured me that this was because so many of them used to herd and tend pigs, but she was laughing when she said it!

Has anyone else ever heard the expression?

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Contact Me Page.

Protected by Copyscape Online Plagiarism Finder


Books by William Jones, author of this web site.

CLICK HERE

Anglesey Award
Winning Beaches
CLICK HERE

Recent Articles

  1. Anglesey Journal. Journeys around a staggeringly beautiful island home

    Jul 20, 18 01:22 PM

    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.

    Read More

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

    Jul 20, 18 12:57 PM

    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 addres…

    Read More

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

    Jul 11, 18 12:25 PM

    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 Sc…

    Read More

SBI! Case Studies

Work From Home With SBI!

ANGLESEY
MONOPOLY