Welcome to the October edition of 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.

The theme for this edition is Sport/Sportive.  Yours may well be on the Gallery page now – take a look.  Here are two lovely summery ones, the first from Caro Wilson of her grandaughter Issie paddle boarding with her friend Lucy; the second, from Ruth Barlow, of her daughter  Zoe  Bridge kayaking at Borthwen with son, Thomas:

And here is is a different watery one – and a more powerful one!  Sent in by Ken Naylor.  You can see  him and Fenton Hanbury on board (he is back centre, Fenton in front to the right). They are offshore racing out of Holyhead on Ken’s yacht, Incantation. He says their rather worried looks are because they are fairly close to a number of boats in the race and the brakes are pretty poor!

November Gallery – SHINING

Could be water, sun, sky, happy faces, gleaming objects, whatever takes your fancy.  Be as creative as you like.   Send your pictures, as jpgs, for this theme to the address in the footer.  PLEASE PLEASE  name your pictures – your name and the page or section it is aimed for – SO:  Name, Gallery theme Shining; or,  Nature page, History page etc.  If you want to know how to name your actual photos before sending them there are guidelines on the Gallery page.  It really does help me.

Beautiful Rhoscolyn… well, Holyhead at sunset by Tom Hopper:

We are not featuring a Beautiful Rhoscolyn picture this month, as we will be busy selecting shots to put on the calendar from all the lovely ones we have received.  We will be featuring some of the “runners up” pictures in future editions – a pity we cannot use more than 13!

Diolch    Alison