Amlwch (Anglesey)

Scope and Content

Comprising photograph of port of Amlwch (page 3); signed list of participants (page 4); section diagram of rocks seen between Bull Bay and the hill west of Porthyrlwch (page 5); account of first day of expedition to Porthwen (page 7); section diagram of Porthwen west of Amlwch (page 8); photograph of coast north of Amlwch looking west (page 10); photograph of coast north east of Amlwch looking West (page 12); a poem, untitled by R. Hughes (page 15); a poem entitled 'The stone breaks the goat' with a sketch (page 16); account of excursion from Amlwch to Llanelian (page 18); photographs and sketches from Llanelian Church, near Amlwch including a seventeenth century money box (pages 21-22); geological section diagram of north of Porthcorig to south of Porthygwichiaid, south east of Amlwch (page 24); poem and sketch of party on a horse and cart (page 27); geological sketch of Cemaes to Llanbadrig (page 30); sketch of faulted rock, south end of Porth Badric (page 32); diagram section drawing across Parys mountain (page 36); geological section diagram southwest of Llannerch-y-medd (page 54); sketch of a geological feature (page 56); diagram sketch of rocks passed from Coedana by Llannerch-y-medd to Pwlloch (page 64); section diagram seen in quarry north of road in Penlon, 3 miles south east of Amlwch (page 66); complimentary concert programme poster held at Amlwch assembly rooms, and newspaper cuttings concerning concert (pages 70-71); itemised hotel bill (page and amended bill and notes (pages 74-76). Also including (at the front of the scrapbook) 'Fynydd Paris' by Hugh Hughes, n.d; and (at the back of the scrapbook) 'A Guide to Bull Bay, Amlwch and Neighbourhood' 1881; and photographs of coast looking west from a point near Porthyrhyd and a boulder lying on the beach below Mynachady on the northern west coast of Anglesey, 1898.

Administrative / Biographical History

Participants included: Alfred O’Walker; Claude H. Milleth; Thomas McKenny Hughes; R. Hughes; Harold Temple Wills; Alfred Harker; Percy Hawkbridge; Albert Charles Seward; Michael C. Potter; Gerard W.Butler; Albert W. Day; and William T.A Gaussen. The group stayed at the Dinorben Arms. Misses Roberts was the proprietress.

An insert in the scrapbook suggests the following excursions took place:

  • Saturday 29th March 1884 Porth Wen
  • Monday 31st March: Llanelian
  • Tuesday 1st April: Grafts Cummaes, Llanbedrig
  • Wednesday 2nd April: Parys
  • Thursday 3rd April: Llannerch-y-medd
  • Friday 4th April: Llannerch-y-medd. Cae mawr paulon
  • Saturday 5th April: Home

Access Information

This volume is currently closed due to its extremely fragile nature.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

The binding has almost completely broken, with the threat of pages becoming loose with handling. Photographs are fading and there is some discoloration.[Conservation postgraduate student assessment, 2011]

Geographical Names