SH2582 : Admiralty Arch Holyhead

taken 1 year ago, near to Holyhead/Caergybi, Isle of Anglesey/Sir Ynys Mon, Great Britain

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Admiralty Arch Holyhead
Admiralty Arch Holyhead
The arch was built in 1822-1824 and named to commemorate King George IVís break of journey at Holyhead in August 1821. He arrived on the royal yacht, on which he intended to continue to Ireland. The weather remained too rough for the yacht and so, to the delight of local people, he travelled on the steam packet (forerunner of todayís ferries) which had recently been introduced to carry the Irish Mail.

It is not really being looked after as can be seen from the plants growing from the top of the arch.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 15 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 22 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Docks, Harbours 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 2521 8296 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:18.8785N 4:37.5165W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 2527 8298
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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