Archive of the month

The Archive of the Month feature raises awareness amongst students and staff about the variety of material that we hold. In particular, the old Bangor photographs appear to spark a lot of interest and debate on the University’s Facebook pages.

Every month, an item is selected to be showcased. The item is scanned and a short piece of text written about its history.

February 2018

   

                                                                   

ARCH AT HOLYHEAD

Two coloured plans : the first (on the left) shows the original design by Chester based architect Thomas Harrison for the Triumphal Arch or Admiralty Arch which is situated on Salt Island, Holyhead. Alongside (on the right) is a proposed design for the arch by John Rennie who was the project engineer responsible for the port’s upgrading.

The arch was built in 1822-24 to commemorate George IV's landing at Holyhead on 7th August 1821 en route for Ireland. It was funded through public subscription and marks the northernmost section of the A5. The arch can be considered to complement London’s Marble Arch, built in 1828 and moved to its present location at the A5’s southernmost point in the 1850’s.

Recently calls have been made to relocate the arch to a more prominent spot in Holyhead.

This "Archive of the Month" was created by Ann Hughes, Archives Officer

Click on the links below to view all our showcased documents.

2018
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

2017

 

2016
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2015
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2014

 

  • April 2013
  • May 2013
  • June 2013
  • July 2013
  • August 2013
  • October 2013
  • November 2013
  • December 2013