by Valerie Dallison
The Royal Charter's Anchor
I am thoroughly enjoying looking through your website.
We are staying for 4 days at Spring Bank holiday with our granddaughters. I know it's not much time but we can come back again. We're looking forward to seeing some of the lovely sites on the island and doing a bit of walking.
I am currently researching my family history, my grandmother was born in Llanfairfechan
, but as far as I understand at the moment, her grandparents were from the island, Heneglwys
I am always so proud to tell people that I am of Welsh origins, it's a lovely country and people very friendly.
I will definitely be back again sometime to use the Records office and hopefully find out more information.
Thank you very much for your very kind words and I hope that Anglesey Hidden Gem provides you with plenty to do during your stay.
Four days? You can pack a lot of memories into four days. What about the 'Three Days of the Condor' There seemed to be an awful lot of adventure in that period.
Remember to go the Dingle Board Walk
in Llangefni. Nature is never better than in Spring. Same goes for the Dingle.
I'll also guide you and your charges to go to Llanallgo Church
. This is where they buried many of the drowned souls after the Royal Charter Disaster.
Fascinating history that you can bring alive just by reading the tombstones.
Curiously, my great grandparents are buried in Heneglwys Church in Bodffordd
, my grandparents in Llangefni and my grandfather came from Llanfairfechan
when his father died at the turn of the last century. His family went to live in Llanerchymedd
. Apparently I have great preacher genes from Llanfairfechan - yet untested both in practice and in the morality I'm ashamed to say.
The County Council Archives
in Llangefni should be able to set you on your way.
My advice is to call the County Council main reception in Llangefni on 01248 750057 when you find you have time enough on your hands.
Once again, I thank you for your kind words.
Have fun and let me now it goes.
Make Your Anglesey Holidays Really Special
Anglesey Hidden Gem and Appalling Lies & Inspiring Missives
Create more wonderful memories and experiences for you and your family and friends when you visit Anglesey.
Anglesey Hidden Gem
It is a simple and obvious thing to say, that any view or place is improved significantly when you have stories and knowledge attached to what you are viewing.
May I therefore invite you to have a look at my book ‘Anglesey Hidden Gem’.
This book is full of the known and unexpected places off the beaten path you might wish to visit and offers you stories that will bring to life the distant and recent past.
Please click on the image above for more information.
By the way, Anglesey Hidden Gem is currently part of my Easter Book Sale with greatly reduced prices for this week.
‘Appalling Lies & Inspiring Missives from Anglesey'
You may also like to learn of who we are on Anglesey, of our history, character and especially our humour.
In ‘Appalling Lies & Inspiring Missives from Anglesey’ I offer you the opportunity to learn about us.
It is available in both Kindle and Paperback versions.
Also part of my Easter Book Sale with greatly reduced prices for this week.