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Anglesey, Holyhead, English Presbyterian Church - Ceiling Design

Anglesey, Holyhead, English Presbyterian Church - Ceiling Design

Anglesey, Holyhead, English Presbyterian Church - WWI Memorial Plaque

Anglesey, Holyhead, English Presbyterian Church - WWI Memorial Plaque

Anglesey, Holyhead, English Presbyterian Church - WWI Roll of Honour - Those who paid the ultimate sacrifice are outlined

Anglesey, Holyhead, English Presbyterian Church - WWI Roll of Honour - Those who paid the ultimate sacrifice are outlined

Anglesey, Holyhead, English Presbyterian Church - WWII Memorial Plaque

Anglesey, Holyhead, English Presbyterian Church - WWII Memorial Plaque including one female - Gwladys Gaynor Griffith, a WREN who was killed on H.M.S. Glendower in 1944

 

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High resolution old and contemporary photographs of Churches and other places of Worship in Holyhead (Caergybi) Page II in the county of Anglesey (Sir Fôn) in North Wales, part of the United Kingdom.

Anglesey, Holyhead, English Presbyterian Church Exterior

Anglesey, Holyhead, English Presbyterian Church Exterior - built in 1891

When I walk into a church or chapel for the first time I cannot know what to expect. I came to the English Presbyterian Church in Holyhead just after the Sunday Service had finished, and was graciously given permission to take photographs by Mr Selwyn Rees and Peter Howe.

There are three different memorial plaques within this church that brought it home to me just how devastating the wars - especially WWI (The Great War) - were to communities of all sizes. The Roll of Honour shows the names of all members of this church that went away to fight for their country, of these thirty four young men, eight men paid the ultimate price, giving their lives for our freedom. What is startling - to me anyway - is that three of these men were awarded the Military Cross, and a further two the Military Medal. These medals are second only to the Victoria Cross!

Mr S.B. and Mrs J. Mackay of Celtic House, Holyhead, lost their 24 year old son Captain Alec Mackay in 1917, and then in 1918 their 22 year old son Angus Mackay. One can only guess how devastated these parents must have felt.

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Anglesey, Holyhead, English Presbyterian Church - Church Elder Peter Howe

Anglesey, Holyhead, English Presbyterian Church - Church Elder Peter Howe

Anglesey, Holyhead, English Presbyterian Church Rich Oak Church Furniture

Anglesey, Holyhead, English Presbyterian Church Rich Oak Church Furniture

Anglesey, Holyhead, English Presbyterian Church Altar

Anglesey, Holyhead, English Presbyterian Church Altar

Anglesey, Holyhead, English Presbyterian Church Box Pews

Anglesey, Holyhead, English Presbyterian Church Box Pews

Anglesey, Holyhead, English Presbyterian Church, The Pipe Organ

Anglesey, Holyhead, English Presbyterian Church, The Pipe Organ

Anglesey, Holyhead, English Presbyterian Church - Memorial to Church Elder Harold Niblock 1926-2001

Anglesey, Holyhead, English Presbyterian Church - Memorial to Church Elder Harold Niblock 1926-2001 - a gentleman that I had the honour to know personally

 

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