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Apr 23, 2016

Anglesey's slipway to heaven

A slipway leading from land to water seems an unlikely facility for getting planes into the sky, but the ramp east of Beaumaris was originally built for flying ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

boats during the Second World War. They were imported from North America and adapted by Saunders-Roe at Llanfaes for the RAF to use as long-range escorts for Atlantic convoys. The derelict hangars still stand but are largely hidden by trees if you're walking along the Wales Coast Path beside the Menai Strait. There were no clues to the slipway's origin for passers by, but now you can use your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes beside the slipway entrance. Or click here for details