- Wallace Charles
15th February 2023
Known in Welsh as Ynys Môn, Anglesey is the largest island in Wales and the second most populous island in Britain. It includes other smaller islands, principally Holy Island (Ynys Gybi) to the northwest. The fertility of Anglesey’s soil and its proximity to the sea led to the island’s early settlement and its rich legacy of ancient and historic monuments. The beauty of its scenery and richness of its wildlife attract many today, but Anglesey’s industries have played a key role in the history of the island, including copper which has been mined since the Bronze Age, and its location on important transport routes has also shaped it, with Thomas Telford’s completion of the coaching road from London to Holyhead, the port for Ireland, with his suspension bridge and Robert Stephenson’s Britannia Bridge carrying the railway across the Menai Strait.
Celebrating Anglesey chronicles the proud heritage of Anglesey, its important moments and what draws so many to this attractive island today. Illustrated throughout, this fascinating book offers a marvellous and refreshingly positive insight into Anglesey’s rich heritage, its special events and important moments. Celebrating Anglesey will be a valuable contribution to the history of the island and provide a source of many memories to those who have known it well over the years.