Beaumaris, Castle Gateway 1911

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The southern gateway of the outer bailey once guarded a small dock situated where the moat met a channel dug from the sea. Construction of the hexagonal outer bailey curtain wall, its associated towers and gates began in about 1315, though the northern gateway is thought not to have been completed. The design included offsetting the gateways in such a way that any attackers would be forced to turn a corner before reaching the inner ward gatehouses, thus subjecting them to a murderous crossfire from nearby towers.

Memories of Beaumaris

Family Holday

Our 1975 holiday in Beaumaris included myself, husband, two daughters, mother and father. We ate most nights in the Cottage Café where early in the week I spotted a large white horse ornament in a cabinet half-way up the stairs but it was not for sale. My father evidently spoke every night to the owner (the name Gwen ...Read full memory

A memory of Beaumaris

Chris And Mike Sail Their Blue Yachts

Myself and older brother are the two boys on the right of the picture. That day we had been treated to a new blue yacht. We had returned to live on Anglesey as our father was working overseas. That yacht held such memories that I bought one for my own son twenty-five years later and still have it to ...Read full memory

Morris Dancing

I am Jean Jackson (now Jean Gwynne), I lived in Llafaes Estate from 1947, and I also remember David Mills and Mary Quinn, I moved to 19 Bryn Teg when I was 6 and became a member of the Morris Dancing Team, other people I remember from that time are Betty Evans, Joyce Painter and Linda Jones, who I have never seen since those ...Read full memory

A memory of Beaumaris by Jean Gwynne

Names Of The People In Photograph

The men on the wall are (looking from left to right) Charles Matthews William Matthews Sydney Matthews (Charles's son who died quite young.) The little girl in the background was a Miss Jones who lived at No 1 West End.

A memory of Beaumaris by Claire Allen

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