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Pwllfanogl, Llanfairpwll

The tranquil area around the mouth of the river Braint was once a hive of industrial activity. Pwllfanogl was the terminus of a Menai Strait ferry crossing. The harbour remained in use for goods well into the 20th century. In the 18th century Pwllfanogl had a boat-building yard. The river bridge was probably built in the 18th century when the river’s course was altered so that a millpond could be created upstream. The corn mill is now a house. From 1876 the Britannia Slate Works at Pwllfanogl received slate by boat from quarries on the mainland opposite. It produced writing slates for schools across the world. A “bacon factory” was opened in Pwllfanogl, possibly in 1913. West of the river mouth stands a whitewashed cottage called Min-y-Môr, formerly the Boat Inn. This was the last home of Sir Kyffin Williams.

Pwllfanogl, Llanfairpwll