Monday, 3 September 2012

Amlwch, Wales

Amlwch is the most northerly town in Wales. It is situated on the north coast of the Isle of Anglesey, on the A5025 which connects it to Holyhead and to Menai Bridge. The town has no beach, but it has impressive coastal cliffs. At one time it was a busy port, with boats sailing to the Isle of Man and to Liverpool. Read more on Wikipedia

Lowry refers to the town in his novel Ultramarine when Taff one of the crew of Oedipus Tyrannus says; "Amlwch I lived. I used to work in the forge near Bull Bay. I was a caddy on the links there for a time-" (Pg. 50)

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