Llanddona in the 1940s
by David Guy
(Chichester, West Sussex (but born and raised in Liverpool)
I spent many happy holidays in Llanddona in the 1940s and early 1950s.
We used to stay is the old cottage which was the original farmhouse for Tan y Bryn.
It was demolished in, I believe, the 1960's.
The beach was even more deserted than it is now and the whole of the sand between high and low water was covered in poles ( I believe that some of the stumps are still visible.)
We were told that these were ant-invasion measures erected early in the war period.
There was no cafe in those days - we used to take a kettle down with us.
We would get water from a stream running through one of the beach side cottages, then light a fire so that we could have a hot drink!
Anyone out there spend holidays at Llanddona about the same time and, more importantly, did anyone stay at Tan y Bryn?
I have a photograph of the cottage at the time.
Ed: Thanks David for your contribution. Last time I was at Llanddona beach was when I walked along the Anglesey coastal path from the beach near Pentraeth.
It is still a very quiet area and with excellent views of the sea as well as of the coast towards Benllech beach.
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