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
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.
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.
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.
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
The ancient burial chamber at Cable Bay is
of significant historical importance, featuring some of the oldest artwork
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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