SH5271 : Railway east from Llanfair PG

taken 3 years ago, near to Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll, Isle of Anglesey/Sir Ynys Mon, Great Britain

Railway east from Llanfair PG
Railway east from Llanfair PG
View from the station platform at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
Llanfair PG
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. This otherwise unremarkable village is known for its very long name which translates as St. Mary's Church in the hollow of the white hazel near the rapid whirlpool and the church of St. Tysilio with a red cave. The name is however an entirely artificial construct reputedly created in 1860 as a publicity stunt by a local businessman - although the exact story of its origin is obscure. If the intention was to put Llanfairpwllgwyngyll (the original name, still used by the Ordnance Survey) on the map, then it was spectacularly successful. No doubt because the railway decided to use the full name for its station, a tradition which continues to this day, the village attracts a steady stream of tourists happy to photograph the name board, and perhaps spend some money in the shops.

The station itself was closed in 1966 but reopened in 1970, initially as a temporary terminus while the Britannia Bridge was being repaired following fire damage.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 17 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Monday, 25 August, 2014
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 5266 7158 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:13.2468N 4:12.4985W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 5260 7159
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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