Archive of the month

During 2019 we will be celebrating a “Year of Discovery” which will be an opportunity to :

  • look at inventive individuals who have carried out pioneering work in the fields of aeronautics, archaeology, mathematics, Celtic studies etc.
  • find out about adventurous Welsh men and women who have travelled the world as settlers or missionaries
  • discover more about new and exciting resources for researchers in the Archives and Special Collections

The “Year of Discovery” will enable us to build a multi-layered view of our collections  -  presenting our strengths and what makes us distinctive from other institutions throughout Wales.

October 2019


Photograph of a portrait of Ellin Williams, youngest daughter of Sir John Williams, Bart. of Bodelwyddan (1809-1876) who married the Hon. William Owen Stanley of Penrhos (1802-1884). (Bangor Ms 28761)

Ellen’s Tower or Tŵr Ellin in Holyhead was erected by her in 1868 and the building in now used by the RSPB as an information centre and observation tower to study the wildlife of South Stack.

On the 9th of October Dr Gareth Huws will deliver the Annual Lecture of the Archives and Special Collections and he will be concentrating on three generations of the Stanley family who lived at Penrhos, Holyhead between 1760 and 1880.

                                                            This "Archive of the Month" was created by Elen Wyn Simpson, Archivist


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