Welcome to the Rhoscolyn community website. It has been developed to serve the local community of Rhoscolyn and Four Mile Bridge and its visitors.
We hope you will have a good look round it. We want it to promote the image of the area, and to help everyone to make the most of what it has to offer. Rhoscolyn is a beautiful village, with fine sandy beaches and lovely countryside. With its sheltered bay, Borth Wen, it is a great spot for families as well as for sailors, kayakers and walkers. And the views from its two headlands are spectacular. Its beautiful church, St Gwenfaen’s, sits proudly on the hill overlooking the village and the sea. The very popular White Eagle, which serves some of the best food on Anglesey, is on the lane down to the beach.
On this Rhoscolyn website you will also find some history and general background, including the facilities on offer locally, places to visit and things to see.
We aim to keep the information on the site up to date and to add to it; please do send us your thoughts, ideas, suggestions. And best of all, your contributions. Such as stories and photographs for the News, Nature Watch and History pages, or your themed photographs for the Gallery. There is a contact link in the footer.
As ever, there is lots new to look at – some really lovely works by printmaker, Ian Mitchell, including one you will want of Borthwen Bay; quite a lot on the pets page, including Annie Henson’s Bob’s Pet Tale and interesting research showing that pets are good for us (not that we don’t all know that already!); pictures of the White Eagle’s Crafts Fair on the News page, along with a typically dynamic picture of Susan Hanbury waving farewell as she retires as St Gwenfaen’s School headmistress. And lots more...
The Gallery theme for this edition is Music – not as popular as some, but nonetheless those pictures which we have received have been excellent. Just proving that a little imagination and creativity goes a long way! Ian took the shots of a blackbird in full musical flood in our garden. There is another blackbird singing away on the Gallery.
Here are two more; the first from Leslie Duncan is of Nagaur Iranian Sufis playing in Rajasthan; and the second is of music being played on the river Thames at low tide, from Rachel Darwazeh (never say that our contributors don’t get around):
More from both of these on the Gallery. The theme for July’s Gallery is Blue – any representation of that you want – sky, sea, clothes, jazz, paintwork, painting, fabric, flags, flowers….. whatever.
BUT PLEASE PLEASE name your pictures – your name and the page or section it is aimed for – SO: name, Gallery theme Stone; Or: name, Nature page. And for the latter or any other pages, please in your covering note tell me what/where the picture is of…. And even better, put in the subject of your email that it is for XXX page of the Website. If you want to know how to name your actual photos before sending them to me, see the guidelines on the Gallery page.
Standing, or balancing stones
We have a number of your photographs of these – too special we thought to be included in with the stones Gallery theme last month. So we will put one or two on this page each month, depending on space. her is one from Alison Shadbolt – St Agnes, Isles of Scilly: