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.
Last month we featured some of the crafts that were being offered for sale at the Rhoscolyn Macmillan Biggest Coffee Morning held along with others across the country on 29th September. Rhoscolyn can be proud of its achievement, raising well over £……..tbc….. – Pretty good for a small local village hall event! See some pictures of the coffee morning on the News page. And some of the art offerings on that page.
The Gallery theme this month of Walls and Fences brought in some lovely pictures, mainly (but not all) from close at hand. There are certainly a lot of beautiful local walls to choose from. The most popular being the iconic Great Wall of Rhoscolyn. Here you have one of it from Edward Roberts which is worthy of entering into a national photographic competition we think (as are many of the photographs we receive – you should see some of those received for the 2018 calendar):
And here is one from Leslie Duncan – a tractor has come to grief on some typical Ibizan walls!
And one taken by Caspar on the headland, beyond Bae Seintiau (Saints Bay), towards Bwa Gwyn (White Arch), where the stones were laid out by the wall which was never completed.
The theme for October is SLEEP, SLEEPY, DOZY, – any representation of that you want, whether human, animal, mineral or vegetable! If you can find a sleepy vegetable to photograph you are guaranteed front page feature!
PLEASE PLEASE name your pictures – your name and the page or section it is aimed for – SO: name, Gallery theme Sleepy; Or: Nature page, History page etc. And for the latter two or any other pages, please in your covering note tell me what/where the picture is of. If you want to know how to name your actual photos before sending them to me, see the guidelines on the Gallery page, where you will also see that horizontal or even square pictures are better than portrait shaped.