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Dance Classes Menai Bridge and Bangor Spring 2015 
Latest dance news from Helen McGreary on Anglesey for Spring 2015. Get ready to dance! Zumba, Lindy Hop, and Swing Jive. Swing Jive (Lindy Hop) Workshops, …

Christine Garwood – Art and Landscape Walks 
Artist Christine Garwood will be the tutor on two sketching walks and will be welcoming visitors to her unique studio in Malltraeth during the Anglesey …

Menai Heating, Boiler and Renewables Installer of the Year 2015 
An Anglesey company, Menai Heating Ltd, has won the Boiler and Renewables Installer of the Year, Wales, at the Green Deal Awards held in Cardiff this …

Wind Turbines Fund Helps Amlwch Judo Juniors 
A community benefit fund from wind turbines at Ysgellog Farm is helping a judo club in its search for young members. The Amlwch Judo Club realised …

TOGYG Helfa Gelf Weekend 
A group of artists, who live on Anglesey and in the Bangor area, are threw open their studio doors in Treboth, Bangor, for a weekend of art events, film …

RIBRIDE Duck Race Winners 
The team at RIBRIDE Adventure Boat Tours have raised £900 for Macmillan Cancer Support. The local prize sponsors enabled the team to give four prizes …

1000 Duck Race Menai Bridges 31 August 2014 
A thousand yellow plastic ducks will be thrown into the Menai Strait in ‘The Inaugural Duck Race’, to be held between the bridges on Sunday, 31 August …

Beaumaris Festival 22 to 29 May 2014, Featured Artists 
Amid the twenty-four events at this year’s Gŵyl Beaumaris Festival, Thursday 22 May to Thursday 29 May, there is a Festival art exhibition at the Beaumaris …

Inspired Island Competition Winners Relax and Smile  
When competition winners came for their prize weekend on Anglesey (9-11 may 2014), the highlights were the people, the place, the natural environment …

Beaumaris Festival 22 to 29 May 2014 - Martin James Bartlett 
"The world comes to Beaumaris" during the annual arts festival held in beautiful Beaumaris on the Isle of Anglesey. An outstanding array of events has …

Anglesey Arts Weeks Open 2014 
Anglesey artists throw open their doors, 12 to 27 April 2014, for the eleventh year this Easter. It is a special time on Anglesey when artists and …

Anglesey Arts Weeks Call for Artists 
The Anglesey Arts Forum team is encouraging artists from Anglesey to join the prestigious Open Studios and Galleries in 2014. A wide range of talented …

Island Seawake Boats Holiday Alternative 
A celebratory festival of all water-based activities is the perfect opportunity to find out about the affordable alternative to powerboat ownership – …

Island Artist with Canaletto and Kyffin Williams in Venezia 
Anglesey artist Helen Grove-White has been chosen to display her contemporary art works alongside the new exhibition, Venezia, which features the late …

Burlesque Dance and Zumba Fitness Classes on Anglesey 
Get yourself into shape with ZUMBA dance-fitness, Samba, Salsa, Reggaeton, Hip Hop, and Bollywood on Anglesey and the Bangor area. All ages and levels …

Carloe Randall, fine art etchings, Pwllfanogl, nr Llanfairpwll, 
Visitors are flocking to Anglesey this Easter to enjoy meeting artists in their studios. Over Easter, 57 artists and 8 galleries throw open their doors …

Zumba, Dance Classes on Anglesey 
Here's all the latest Dance Classes, including Zumba, you can join in Anglesey and Bangor area. You can join any week! ZUMBA DANCE FITNESS Mixing …

Rails to Red Wharf Bay 
As early as the 16th century coal mining was carried out in the Malltraeth marshes in central Anglesey. Coal would have been transported away at considerable …

Musical Donation to Hope House 
Last Friday, 5th Feb, Menai Bridge Band (Band Pres Porthaethwy) used the occasion of its annual Solo Competition to hand over a cheque for £230 to Hope …

Moelfre Lifeboat Day August 2009 
RNLI Lifeboat Day at Moelfre on Saturday 22 August, got off to a great start at 8am when Simon Fern and Mark Coleman left the Boathouse on a 65 mile bike …

Saunders Roe Ltd, Builders of the World's Lightest Buses 
If you have lived or worked on Anglesey at any time or have an interest in buses then this book will be a delight for you. This book offers provides …

Ramblers Boost Island Walk Routes 
The Ramblers Group on Anglesey has recently opened a number of new footpaths for keen walkers. Some paths have not been open for many years, so this repair …

Ed Gets First Moelfre RNLI Lifeboat Emergency Call 
Not long after he completed his training at the Lifeboat Training College in Poole in July, Ed Griffiths got his first Moelfre RNLI Lifeboat emergency …

Enter Our Haiku Poetry Competition 
Unless you've a degree in literature, you have probably never heard of Haiku poems, an ancient form of Japanese poetry. I hadn't either until I joined …

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Moelfre Lifeboat Crewman Awarded Letter of Appreciation 
Ed Griffiths, a Moelfre RNLI Lifeboat crew member, was recently awarded a letter of appreciation from RNLI Chief Executive Andrew Freemantle, in acknowledgment …

Amazing Amaryllis, Hot House Exibition By Liz Bradley 
Amaryllis bulbs came originally from the Andes mountains of Latin America, so it was a fascinating to see examples of these plants in portrait at the …

Have You Seen Y Rhwyd?  
Dear Sir, As a former Holyheadian currently living Down under I am writing to extoll the virtues of the 2009 edition of that stalwart of North Walian …

The Gallery At 15, Aesthetics of Allen 
The artist Allen recently opened The Gallery at 15 which can be found at 15 Church Street, Beaumaris, LL58 8ET on Anglesey. Allen: I will search until …

City Dulas, The Mystery Unravelled 
A number of you will remember that in the June/July edition I posed a query raised by a reader of the Anglesey Informer, asking if there was anybody …

Moelfre RNLI Lifeboat, Seafaring In The Blood 
Mike Williams is Moelfre RNLI Lifeboat's 2nd Coxswain, having joined the crew as a volunteer in 1990. The lifeboat always played a huge part in his formative …

A Passion for Ponds! 
Ponds for Wildlife! Ever thought of having a garden pond? This is the interesting question posed by a keen gardener from Benllech on Anglesey. Thanks …

Beaumaris Victorian Christmas 
SATURDAY , NOVEMBER 27TH 2010 – FROM 2PM 2010 Festival, Victorian Christmas in Beaumaris Below is the information for Saturday, 29th November 2009. …

Turning The Tides By Allen of Beaumaris 
Review of the book Turning the Tides by Allen of Beaumaris. An old man looks back on what Anglesey did (could do) if we only harnessed the under-water …

Local Girl Wins UWC Place On Vancouver Island 
Local pupil Anwen Bowers from Ysgol David Hughes, Menai Bridge, Anglesey has won a place at one of the internationally famous United World Colleges. …

Sinking of the Leinster in 1918 
A first hand account by Elizabeth Costello re-told by her daughter, Rosalind Pulvertaft. I was a passenger on the Leinster, on my way back to Cambridge, …

Island Cruise Aboard MV Balmoral 
One benefit of living on an island is that you can circle your domain by coastal roads by following the now almost complete Anglesey coastal path. …

Fond Memories of Indie Life 
I would really like to extend my very good wishes to Patrick Purser whom I remember as 'Pat' when I lived in one of the 'Staff Houses' on the grounds …

The Ancient Hags Of Môn. 
Long ago on ancient Anglesey, there lived three hags of terrible power over the Celtic tribes. Their names were; Srorm Wenwallt, Jin Crochan Coch and …

Eluned Tudor Grant  
Eluned,known as Lyn to all her friends was born and brought up at Plas Brereton Farm, Caernarfon where the fields run down to the sea. Lyn first taught …

Happy Memories of Island 
I first visited Anglesey over 30 years ago,and each year after that until I came to Australia in 1987. Born in Cardiff,I loved North Wales and always …

Train One, Save Many, Moelfre RNLI Lifeboat 
An interview with Jonathan Atterbury from Moelfre RNLI Lifeboat, on Anglesey. When I spoke with Jonathan he had just returned from a week's training course …

Obama Has Roots On Island 
Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential hopeful in the US elections, may be able to trace his roots to the island of Anglesey in the UK. Leading …

Fryars, Beaumaris During World War Two 
Second in a series by John Stops who worked at Saunders-Roe, Fryars, Beaumaris from 1950-1957. At the outbreak of WW2 Saunders-Roe flying boats had seemingly …

Moelfre RNLI Lifeboat's Female Crew  
When I first had the opportunity to meet up with Moelfre RNLI lifeboat's only female crew member I suppose I had a pre-conceived idea of what to expect. …

Discover The Beaker People  
This is a personal Anglesey memory. In 1950 I had the privilege of meeting an old gentleman of 93 years, called Edward Griffiths. He was an active man …

Searching for my lost brother 
hello, maybe this is not quite a story like the ones you are looking for, but i could not resist writing this words. My name´s Maria, i live in Portugal, …

Saunders, Roe and Burton of Beaumaris 
John Stops worked at Saunders-Roe, Fryars, Beaumaris from 1950-1957. In this first article, he deals with the background of the company and of the Fryars …

Moelfre Lifeboat Crewman Wins RNLI Photography Award 
When Andy Jeffrey upped sticks, and moved from his home in Warrington to take a position as engineer at Anglesey Aluminium five years ago, becoming a voluntary …

Peter Winstanley Oriel Mon Exhibition Interview 
Sue Beesley: So Peter, you are exhibiting with photographer Stephen Bone and potter Oldrich Attenborough in a three-man show at Oriel Mon this April. …

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The Wreck of the Rothsay Castle 
The island of Anglesey, jutting out the way it does, into the Irish Sea, has suffered numerous shipwrecks on its shores over the centuries. The one …

Mobile Phones Tips from Anglesey 
Here are a few tips which I hope you will find useful: 1) Security : if you loose your phone you should phone your network provider and the Police. …

Lifeboatmen are Human after all 
Living near the coast of Britain you cannot escape being aware of the local lifeboat and its vital importance. The floods of last year have shown that …

the thief of llandyfrydog on anglesey 
This is an ancient tale about a curiously shaped standing stone in a field at a place called Clorach, which is to be found, roughly, five to six miles …

"croeso" to welsh patagonia 
Who knows what was going through the minds of 153 Welsh emigrants made up of men, women and children as they left Liverpool onboard the vessel known as …

Moelfre RNLI Lifeboat , Dedicated Launcher and Restorer 
Read how a former Royal Marine volunteers with Moelfre Lifeboat on Anglesey, overcame a massive health challenge and now also runs a high profile restoration …

Benllech Rugby Club, Anglesey 
Benllech Rugby Club on Anglesey enjoyed a rewarding 2006/7 season and was one of the most successful Welsh District Rugby Clubs in North Wales. Their pitch …

The Little Silver Goblet, A Story from a Moelfre Writer 
The following short story is written by Owenna Strain, a member of the Moelfre Writing Group on Anglesey. It is based on a story passed down the generations …

YESTERYEAR! 
If you ever feel like a trip down memory lane then you will be flabbergasted by the exhaustive array of collectibles ranging from baby's bottles to a …

A Pentraeth Legend, The Three Leaps 
Most people driving past the entrance to Plas Gwyn manor house, on the outskirts of Pentraeth on Anglesey, might well be surprised to learn that they are …

The Indefatigable: End of an Era as School Closes 
Continued from July/August Edition of Anglesey Informer - Patrick Purser's autobiography of his time at the Indefatigable Boarding School, Llanfairpwll …

SUCCESS AT RHODES ISLAND GAMES 
As reported in a previous edition of the Anglesey Informer, over 100 athletes from Ynys Mon flew to Rhodes in July to compete in the 12th Island Games. …

it's an ill wind that blows no good 
The following story is written by Mary Mason and uses Alexander McKee's book 'The Golden Wreck' as a source of reference The wrecking of the Royal …

The Giant Snake of Penhesgyn - an old Anglesey legend 
Many years ago, in the parish of Penmynydd, there used to be a prosperous farm call Penhesgyn. Today, the land has been taken over by Anglesey County …

The Indefatigable Years 1977 - 1991 - Final excerpts from Patrick Purser's autobiography 
It took over a year to sell the property which was finally purchased by the MOD, and after several millions of pounds spent on extensive repairs, alterations …

Moelfre RNLI Lifeboat - RNLI's Youngest Mechanic - Vincent Jones 
Full time mechanic, Vincent Jones, was never in any doubt about his chosen career path. Both his father and grandfather before him, had served as lifeboat …

Moelfre RNLI Lifeboat Station: A Shipshape Operation 
Coxswain, Anthony Barclay, heard the call of the sea in his early years as he grew up in Moelfre where the sound of the lifeboat maroons going off was …

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