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The Norman Court
The Wreck of the Norman Court
 
One of the fastest tea-clippers of her day, the Norman Court came to grief in appalling weather just outside Rhosneigr. Read about the ship, her downfall and the extraordinary bravery of the Rhosneigr Lifeboat Crew.


Stalag Luft III - The Great Escape
The Great Escape
 
Rhosneigr resident Wg. Cdr. H. K. Rees was a prisoner of war at Stalag Luft III and a lead digger of the tunnel used in the Great Escape. He was actually in the tunnel awaiting his turn to leave when it was discovered by the guards. This is his account of the most audacious escape attempt ever.


The Wreckers and Robbers of Crigyll
 
Often respected members of the community, the Wreckers and Robbers mercilessly lured ships onto the Crigyll Rocks off Rhosneigr and then looted the crews and passengers - even the cold blooded murder of survivors was not beyond them.



St. Maelog's Church
 
There has been a church on the site of St. Maelog's since the 6th Century. Their web site you tells some of the history of the Church and there is also information regarding the building today, including the recent renovation work, Service times and details on who to contact should you wish to visit.

Llyn Cerrig Bach
 
This Iron Age site is one of Europe's most important archeological discoveries. It was found in 1943 by a local resident on land near Rhosneigr. This web site fully describes the site's history and excavation, including a wealth of images and full details of the artefacts uncovered.

Barclodiad y Gawres
 
The ancient burial chamber at Cable Bay is of significant historical importance, featuring some of the oldest artwork in Europe.


Rhosneigr Publishing

Publishers of local history books, including the popular "Rhosneigr then and now" series. Visit their site to view old photos of the area and find out about their existing and upcoming publications.



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