Mae'r môr sy'n amgylchynu arfordir garw Ynys Môn wedi gweld sawl llongddrylliad a dewrder amhrisiadwy criwiau'r bad achub. Mae bywyd unig ceidwad y goleudy a'i ofal wedi peri i sawl llong gadw'n ddiogel mewn stormydd. Yn y gyfrol hon - y chweched llyfr gan Margaret Hughes am Sir Fôn - mae'n talu gwrogaeth i'r dynion hyn i gyd. Argraffiad newydd; cyhoeddwyd gyntaf yn 2004. -- Cyngor Llyfrau Cymru
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales has a leading national role in developing and promoting understanding of the archaeological, built and maritime heritage of Wales, as the originator, curator and supplier of authoritative information for individual, corporate and governmental decision makers, researchers, and the general public.
The First and Second World Wars had a profound effect on all parts of Great Britain, and the comparatively isolated and rural island of Anglesey was no exception. Men were recruited and conscripted into the armed forces in large numbers and some parts of Anglesey, such as the port town of Holyhead, sprang to life. Many Anglesey men found themselves in exotic locations all across the world, while others lost their lives on the killing fields of Western Europe during the First World War. Many soldiers wrote letters home describing their experiences: good, bad and downright bizarre. Airships were deployed during the First World War and RAF airbases were established during the Second World War. The wars left a legacy that can still be seen on the island today.
When waves higher than the vessels that sail upon them smash against the half-submerged rocks at the extremities our coastline, the whole ocean becomes a raging foam which continues to claim the lives of unwary navigators. Man's struggle to build a permanent and durable structure such as a lighthouse on these sites is a story that cannot fail to stir the emotions of anyone who enjoys tales of endeavour, ingenuity and dogged determination. In this second edition of his book, Christopher Nicholson vividly describes the construction and history to the present day of some of the world's most famous lighthouses. Book jacket.
The inspiration for the primetime ITV series on Great Britain, this is a spellbinding journey around Wales by bestselling author Christopher Winn. Packed full of legends, firsts, birthplaces, inventions and adventures, I Never Knew That About Wales visits the thirteen traditional Welsh counties and unearths the hidden gems that they each hold. Discover where history and legends happened; where people, ideas and inventions began; where dreams took flight; where famous figures were born and now rest. A glittering pantheon of writers and artists, thinkers and inventors, heroes and villains have lived and toiled in this small country. Remarkable events, noble (and dastardly) deeds and exciting adventures have all taken place with Wales as their backdrop. This book seeks out their heritage, their monuments, their memories and their secrets. You'll be able to visit Britain's smallest city, St David's with its glorious 12th-century cathedral slumbering in a sleepy hollow near the sea. Explore Britain's greatest collection of castles from the first stone fortress at Chepstow to Britain's finest concentric castle at Beaumaris and the magnificent Caernarvon, birthplace of the first Prince of Wales. Browse through the second hand book capital of the world, Hay-on-Wye, wander the glorious Gower peninsula, Britain's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Take a trip to Fishguard, where the last invasion of Britain took place in 1797. Marvel at Thomas Telford's Menai Bridge, the world's first iron suspension bridge or Pontcysyllte, the longest bridged aqueduct in Britain. This irresistible compendium of interesting facts and good stories will give you a captivating insight into the people, ideas and events that have shaped the individual identity of every place you visit, and will have you exclaiming again and again: 'Well, I never knew that!'
An authoritative volume on all aspects of Wales, including the past, people, places, arts, industries, environment and traditions. Includes over 5,000 entries submitted by over 300 leading authorities. It is the first single volume encyclopaedia of Wales providing easily accessible information and illustrated with over 300 images. Available in Welsh: 0708319548
Letters, chiefly addressed to William Hughes (1817-1904), who moved from Anglesey, Wales to Liverpool in 1840, and immigrated in 1856 to Davenport, Iowa. The letters were chiefly written by Hugh Hughes, father of William, although occasionally letters addressed to Hugh by a son in Australia, were sent on to his son, William.
Tracing Anglesey Island's history from its position as the last stronghold of the Druids through the cultural and linguistic challenges of the 20th century, this volume gives an interesting account of the island's small but important place in Welsh history. Also addressed are Anglesey's growing inclusion into larger Wales and its position as the town bearing the world's longest name: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.
The dramatic and stunning Welsh coastal landscapes of the island of Anglesey are documented in this beautiful pictorial record of the history of Anglesey's coast, from prehistoric times to the present day. The fact that Anglesey is an island has been crucial to its history, its coast the scene of prehistoric fishing and oyster catching, Neolithic tombs and Bronze Age round barrows, Roman influenced villas, Irish incursions, a Norman motte and the last of the great Edwardian castles to be built at Beaumaris, the development of Holyhead into its main port in the nineteenth century, and the growth of sustainable energy in the form of wind turbines in the twentieth. The photography taken by Mick Sharp and Jean Williamson is supplemented by text by Frances Lynch who introduces each chapter and provides detailed captions describing and providing background information to the photographs.