Anglesey is an island steeped in history. Situated off the North Wales Coast, Anglesey (Ynys Mon in Welsh) has seen many people come and go. Prehistoric standing stones and burial chambers dot the landscape alongside Iron Age and Roman era settlements, medieval churches, fishing villages, Victorian towns and modern industrial sites. Towns such as Llangefni and Beaumaris are pictured with their modern shopfronts alongside images of their old, simpler facades. The Menai and Britannia Bridges are shown with their older structures compared to their current refurbished forms. Seaside towns are pictured teeming with sailing ships in the old days and pleasure cruisers today. This book aids those who are discovering the island for the first time, as well as residents wondering what it looked like in their grandparents' days.
Warren Kovach is the author of the popular Anglesey-History.co.uk website, which highlights aspects of the island's history, supplemented by many of his own photographs. Born and raised in Ohio, USA, he moved to Anglesey in the early 1990s and soon set about exploring its history and landscape. He is a keen photographer and has had his photos published in many national newspapers, books and magazines around the world.