Newborough Forest – the old winding road

I’m starting this blog with a photo from long ago. It’s a bit grainy, but I think you can make out how things looked before the trees of the forest grew tall.

The view to Llanddwyn before the forest grew

The view to Llanddwyn before the forest grew

This photo is taken from an old “Official County Guide – Isle of Anglesey”, published by the Anglesey Tourist Association.  It doesn’t have a publication date, but maybe mid 1960s?

The guide only gives Newborough, Brynsiencyn and Malltraeth two paragraphs between the three of them saying:

Westward also lie Brynsiencyn and Newborough, two villages which, with Malltraeth to the north, are becoming increasingly popular as holiday centres, mainly because they give easy access to the beaches and other natural attractions of this corner of the island.

Of these, there is certainly one that no visitor to Anglesey can afford to miss – picturesque Llanddwyn Island, with its massive stone crosses; its ruined church dedicated to Dwynwen, the protectress of true lovers, and the Welsh equivalent of St Valentine; its quaint lighthouse; and its snug little row of pilots’ cottages. Nowhere does the sea break on fine gravelly coves with quite the same sound as it does on Llanddwyn Island.”

Clywch clywch: hear hear!

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