SH4764 : The old Tal-y-Foel Ferry Pier

taken 10 years ago, near to Caernarfon, Gwynedd, Great Britain

The old Tal-y-Foel Ferry Pier.
The old Tal-y-Foel Ferry Pier.
A ferry across the Menai Straits operated from this part of Anglesey between 1425 and 1952. Until 1849 its terminal was a kilometre west. It was used by people going to market at Caernarfon and on Monday mornings and Saturday afternoons by Anglesey quarrymen who worked at Dinorwig and other large slate quarries on the mainland. In the 19thC the ferry capsized drowning all but one, a Huw Williams of Bodowyr. Oddly, he was also the sole survivor when the Abermenai ferry was lost in the same year. The pier is now used only a few fishermen.

SH4763 : The former Tal y Foel Ferry Landing Stage
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Date Taken
Thursday, 9 August, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 12 August, 2007
Category
Piers > Piers   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 475 645 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:9.3442N 4:16.9199W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 474 644
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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