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Thanks to support from a Heritage Lottery Grant we continue to mark the centenary of Holyhead's involvement in the Great War of 1914-1918.

  • A new exhibit is in now in place describing the events of 1916. It is in this year that that two significant battles took place. At sea many Holyhead sailors took part in the Battle of Jutland. We remember five seamen from the town who perished during this terrific clash of arms. Numerous soldiers from the town and Anglesey were involved in the Battle of the Somme and many perished.
  • We are also pleased to continue to have the Duke of Westminster's silver casket on display. This was presented to the Duke by the grateful crew of HMS Tara for their rescue from the Libyan desert in March 1916.
  • It was a century ago that the town suffered a significant tragedy when SS Connemara was lost on its way from Greenore in Northern Ireland to Holyhead. Twenty-six local mariners perished. This event is also marked in the new exhibition.  Posted May 2016.

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