Holyhead Memories

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I am from Holyhead, left at 17 years of age to join the military police, served 22 years, had a second career in security, protection, worked in media, met several VIPs and worked for Middle Eastern royalty, retired as a security director of a local security company in Farnborough. I have decided (...Read full memory)

I learnt to cycle on this promenade in 1948 and then had many happy hours on my bike exploring Holy Island and the west side of Anglesey. The photo is prior to 1948 as the tall funnelled Trinity House Tender "Beacon" shown top right was replaced by the "Argus" in that year. Thank you for this information - we will change our date to c1946 - Editor