Monday, 31 July 2017
Puffin Island Telegraph Station
Lowry refers to the Liverpool and Holyhead Telegraph in Chapter X111 of In Ballast to the White Sea; "A lone airman, that wintry Easter, was flying over the Irish Sea. Now that the fog had cleared completely he was following the line of the old telegraph stations to Liverpool: Holyhead, Cefn Du, Point Lynas, Puffin Island, Great Ormes Head. Making a spurt, he covered the seventeen miles between Llysfaen over Veryd to Voel Nant in seven minutes."
This station was part of the Liverpool and Holyhead Telegraph network and was originally built in 1827. The station was rebuilt in 1841 and converted in 1887 to a biological station.