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Welsh Maritime History through the ages – new edition of ‘Maritime Wales’ out now

Maritime Wales
Maritime Wales

Maritime adventures and man’s encounter with the sea play a vitally important part in Welsh history, from the links made with countries throughout the world as well as recording the history of ships through the ages, and those who owned and sailed in them.

These are just some of the aspects in Welsh maritime history explored in the ‘Maritime Wales’ journal over the past 30 years or so.

The latest edition is now available, with articles covering the import trade in the Middle Ages, to the life of Captain Hugh Evans who played an important role in Anglesey’s maritime history during the first half of the 19th century.

The journal was established in 1976 by Aled Eames, a lecturer at the University of Wales, Bangor; Lewis Lloyd, a lecturer at Coleg Harlech; and Bryn Parry, the Gwynedd Archvist. The publication then, and now, was undertaken by Gwynedd Council.

Ann Rhydderch, Principal Archivist and Heritage Officer for Gwynedd Council, who is a member of the ‘Maritime Wales’ editorial board said:

“We are delighted that the latest edition of ‘Maritime Wales’ can boast such a variety of articles, which we hope will be of interest to people throughout Wales. The journal has become an important forum for those who have personal and history related to Welsh seafaring life.

“As an editorial board, we are always keen to hear from anyone who is interested in contributing to future editions of ‘Maritime Wales’. As in 1976, the aim of the journal is to include a variety of articles which appeal to a wide range of readers, and which cover as many aspects as possible of man’s encounter with the sea around the coasts of Wales.”

To order your copy of ‘Maritime Wales’, or if you wish to contribute to a future edition, please contact:
‘Maritime Wales’,
c/o Gwynedd Council Archives,
Gwynedd Council,
LL55 1SH.

Telephone: 01286 679088


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