NB3846 : Clach Aonghas Greumach

taken 8 years ago, 4 km from Barabhas, Na h-Eileanan an Iar, Great Britain

Clach Aonghas Greumach
Clach Aonghas Greumach
Angus Graham (Aonghas Greumach) was a strongman born in 1810 in the Isle of Lewis, Scotland and died at Habost in the Port of Ness in the year 1896. He was widely reported to be the strongest man in Lewis and indeed possibly Britain at the time. His incredible feats of strength have become folklore in the island, one being the rolling of a large boulder which is still to be seen on the Island. On this stone is a plaque which was unveiled on the Barvas moor in Lewis to commemorate the strength of Angus Graham. A large boulder (possibly weighing more than a ton) had been moved by Angus when he was around 40 years old. In recent times the boulder has been painted white, by someone wishing to ensure that the stone was not forgotten. Throughout his life Angus had achieved a name for himself as a man of outstanding physical strength.
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NB3846, 4 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 10 January, 2010   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 10 January, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NB 382 465 [100m precision]
WGS84: 58:19.7474N 6:28.3862W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NB 381 465
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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