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Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch train station. or as the locals call it Llanfair PG. HTT

The shot is of Beaumaris Pier, but it's famous neighbour Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (thank God for copy and paste) is only a couple of miles away from here.

With the longest place name in Europe, it has the one of the smallest train stations and the name sign is longer than the trains.

Also, asking directions to it, is a bit of a nightmare........ viz a viz pronunciation. Anyone want to know, click here: upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ae/Cy-Llanfairpw...

 

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Day 27 2015

Spent the day on Anglesey with my younger brother today we visited RAF Valley,South stack lighthouse and llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch this was taken from a footbridge at the train station.HTT.

1H89 Holyhead-Manchester Piccadilly passing the long disused platforms of Talacre station, DVT 82308 leading, 67022 pushing.

 

Talacre is just one of a good number of North Wales Coast mainline stations that closed in the 1960's, others included Saltney Ferry, Queensferry, Connah's Quay, Bagillt, Holywell Junction, Mostyn, Foryd Juction, Llanddulas, Llysfaen, Old Colwyn, Mochdre and Pabo, Conwy, Abergwyngregyn, Menai Bridge, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch,

Gaerwen and Valley.

 

Subsequently, passengers have returned to Conwy, Llanfair PG and Valley, with Llanfair PG having closed in 1966, re-opened in 1970 after the Britannia Bridge was destroyed by fire, closed again in 1972 after the rail link across the Menai Straits was restored, and re-opened again in 1973 after local pressure to serve the ever so slightly touristy trap village paid off.

 

Back to Talacre, the station opened in 1903 to serve the booming holiday traffic to the area, and was extensively rebuilt with new concrete platforms in the late 1950's. Despite this, and the lovely sandy beach a mile down the road, the station closed in February 1966. Incredibly, and perhaps sadly, next year will see those platforms 'celebrate' 50 years of disuse.

 

The line boasted four tracks here, two up and two down, with the platforms flanking the slow lines. Subesquent rationalisation has seen a reduction to a two track layout, the former down slow has gone and the down fast has been slewed over onto the down slow so trains today whizz past the down platform.

 

The up fast, now up main, still takes it's centre road course, the up platform hosting what was originally the up slow line, later becoming a headshunt for trains to access the Point of Ayr colliery. This was the last deep shaft coal mine from the Flintshire field to survive, the seams that stretch far under the waters of the Irish Sea finally succumbed to closure in 1996. The crossovers and some of the sidings that hosted rakes of HAA hoppers headed by pairs of 20's, 47's and 56's still survive along with Talacre signal box, although the forthcoming re-signalling work will doubtless sweep those remnants away.

 

The picture was taken from the bridge that carries Station Road across the railway, leading down to the village and the beach.

 

9 July 2015

You won't be seeing this bus like this again... as it's now been repainted. Here ARRIVA Buses Wales DAF DB250 / EL Lowlander 4189 - Y704 XJF hurries through Llanfair PG on Bws Coleg 543 to Talwrn. The former ARRIVA Midlands vehicle is actually located in the town with the longest name in Britain!

 

or..."The church of St. Mary in the hollow of white hazel trees near the rapid whirlpool by St. Tysilio's of the red cave" the longest officially recognised place name in the United Kingdom and one of the longest in the world at 58 characters.

I've got a couple for you this week from todays mini road trip around Anglesey. A great place, if you've never been I recommend a visit.

Sorry about the title - couldn't resist! ARRIVA Buses Wales Volvo Olympian 3359 - P942 MKL calls at a bus stop in the famous village of Llanfair PG on the Isle of Anglesey while on route 4A Holyhead - Bangor.

 

A lighthouse on the northern part of Anglesey in Wales. It was nice day, but the wind was a bit chilly.

 

How we managed to forget to go to the more famous and very beautiful South Stack lighthouse www.visitanglesey.co.uk/south_stack_lighthouse-96.aspx is a mystery to me. The same with a visit to the village with the fantastick name Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. It must be age..

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll is a village on the island of Anglesey in Wales.

 

The long version of the name in the title above was invented for promotional purposes in the 1860s.

 

Having 58 characters makes it the longest place name in Europe and the second longest official place name in the world after Taumata-whakatangihanga-koauau-o-tamatea-turi-pukakapiki-maunga-horo-nuku-pokai-whenua-kitanatahu in New Zealand which has 85 letters.

 

Visitors often stop at the Welsh Railway Station just to be photographed next to the station sign!

A little information on the statue can be found here.

 

Used for the coverwork for The Ryan Express's Pacific EP.

Scania K340EB4 / Lahden OmniExpress C55FT. An unusual graphic on the side of an unusual coach taken in the unusual Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch on an unusually clear day in May 2013.

Net genoeg licht voor de passage van de 175 105 door het station met de langste naam ter wereld... het feit dat het een beetje een onzinnaam is, het dorp vooral bestaat uit een souvenirwinkel en de voor ons al wat malle schrijfwijze van het Welsh hier overduidelijk uitgebuit wordt maakte deze dag er niet beter op, erger nog was de temperatuur van tegen het vriespunt en de ijsregen (bemerkt dat het spoor sneller roest dan de treinen het eraf kunnen rijden). En ja, we hebben het over 27 mei...

"Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch"

Do you know how to pronounce this 58 letters long town name?

Made famous in the longest welsh name " Llanfairpwllgwyngyll-gogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch"

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is a large village on the island of Anglesey in Wales, situated on the Menai Strait next to the Britannia Bridge and across the strait from Bangor. It has the longest place name in Europe and one of the longest place names in the world.

...to The Church Of Mary In The Hollow Of The White Hazel Near The Fierce Whirlpool And The Church Of Tysilio By The Red Cave..........please. :-)

 

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June 8, 2014.

The fishing village of Å, pronounced Ah.

It has the shortest place name in the world. So I've now visited the villages with the shortest and longest place names. The other is in Wales:- llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

 

I can pronounce both :-)

 

Mae fy nhad yn y Gymraeg

 

St Mary's Church, Llanfairpwll, made famous in the welsh town name of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysi liogogogoch, which translated means "Saint Mary's Church in the hollow of the white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the Church of St. Tysilio of the red cave"

llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch

 

Commonly known as Llanfair PG or Llanfairpwll, is a village and community on the island of Anglesey in Wales. This sign is at the train station

 

The name means: St Mary's Church in a hollow of white hazel near the swirling whirlpool of the church of St Tysilio with a red cave

 

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St Mary's Church, Llanfairpwll, made famous in the welsh town name of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysi liogogogoch, which translated means "Saint Mary's Church in the hollow of the white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the Church of St. Tysilio of the red cave"

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Dilly Dali-ing around in Picnik ;-)Shouldn't have had Vindaloo for supper it appears to have affected my vision

 

Alternative title: Budget tip 101.Having a children's party, but finding your budget was all spent on malt whisky for the "helpers"? Balloon misshapes can be bought form the manufacturer at a fraction of the cost of well rounded ones.

  

See that Picnik button gooify. What ever you do don't click and drag it across a photo. Very disconcerting!!

 

Crossprocessed with a subtle hint of madness. There is a fine line between Guiness and insanity don't you know.

The little place on Anglesey with the longest place name in Britain! At the railway station.

Made famous in the longest welsh name " Llanfairpwllgwyngyll-gogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch"

The village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyll in Anglesey, home to a ridiculously long named railway station and tourist shop.

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The village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyll in Anglesey, home to a ridiculously long named railway station and tourist shop.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llanfairpwllgwyngyll

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. El nombre fue decidido en el año 1860 por el consejo del pueblo, para tener el privilegio de tener el nombre más largo de una estación ferroviaria en Gran Bretaña. Esta considerado como el topónimo más largo del Reino Unido y el tercero más largo del mundo.

is a large village and community on the island of Anglesey in Wales, situated on the Menai Strait next to the Britannia Bridge and across the strait from Bangor. It has the longest place name in Europe and one of the longest place names in the world. The short form of the name is Llanfairpwllgwyngyll or Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll. It is commonly known as Llanfair PG or Llanfairpwll.

 

At the 2001 census the population of the community was 3,040, 76% of whom speak Welsh fluently; the highest percentage of speakers is in the 10–14 age group, where 97.1% are able to speak Welsh.[citation needed] It is the sixth largest settlement on the island by population.

 

Visitors stop at the railway station to be photographed next to the station sign, visit the nearby Visitors' Centre, or have 'passports' stamped at a local shop.

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is the world`s longest Railway Station sign !

The Welsh Station is located on the Anglesea, just off the west coast of Wales, reached by road and railway.

Visitors stop at the railway station to be photographed next to the station sign, visit the nearby Visitors' Centre, or have 'passports' stamped at a local shop.

This photo is of an earlier sign, now to be found in the Railway Museum, York,

 

   

Stained glass window, soldier, bottom right corner.

  

St. Tysilio, Anglesey, Wales

 

Saint Tysilio (died 640) was a Welsh bishop, prince and scholar, son of the reigning King of Powys, Brochwel Ysgithrog, maternal nephew of the great Abbot Dunod of Bangor Iscoed and an ecclesiastic who took a prominent part in the affairs of Wales during the distressful period at the opening of the 7th century.

 

Prince Tyslio (or Sulio) was the second son of Brochfael Ysgythrog (of the Tusks). He fled his father's court at an early age to throw himself on the mercy of Abbot Gwyddfarch of Caer-Meguaidd (Meifod) and beg to become a monk. A Powysian warband was sent to retrieve him, but King Brochfael was eventually persuaded that his son should be allowed to stay. Tysilio probably started his career in Trallwng Llywelyn (Welshpool) and afterwards took up residence in Meifod where he was associated with Gwyddvarch and St Beuno.

 

Fearful of further trouble from his family, Tysilio set up his base at a hermitage on Ynys Tyslio (Church Island) in the Menai Straits and became a great evangeliser on Ynys Mon (Anglesey). He spent seven years there before returning to Caer-Meguaidd (Meifod) and succeeding as Abbot. Tyslio rebuilt the Abbey Church and things were peaceful for a while. He founded the second church in Meifod - the Eglwys Tysilio. His feast day, or gwyl-mabsant, was 8 November which was also the date of the patronal festival and "wakes" in the nearby parish of Guilsfield, where a holy well was dedicated to him - the Fons Tysilio.

After the death of Tysilio's brother, his sister-in-law, Queen Gwenwynwyn, desired to marry him and place him on the throne of Powys. Objecting to both proposals, the saint refused and found his monastery persecuted by the state. So he resolved to leave for Brittany with a handful of followers. Tysilio travelled through Dyfed and across the Channel to Saint-Suliac where he established a second monastery. Tysilio's is traditionally said to be the original author of the Brut Tysilio, a variant of the Welsh chronicle Brut y Brenhinedd[1], although Brynley F. Roberts has demonstrated that the Brut Tysilio originated around 1500 as an "amalgam" of earlier versions of the Brut y Brenhinedd, which itself derives from Geoffrey of Monmouth's 12th-century Latin Historia Regum Britanniae.[1]

 

Tysilio died and was buried at the Abbey of Saint Suliac in 640. Today his name is remembered in several church and place names in north Wales; most famously in the longest place name in the United Kingdom, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, which translates into English as "Saint Mary's Church in the hollow of the white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the Church of St. Tysilio of the red cave". The name, however, is a late 19th-century invention for the burgeoning tourist industry in the area.

 

Source: Wikipedia

 

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It's easy if you try

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Above us only sky

Imagine all the people

Living for today...

 

Imagine there's no countries

It isn't hard to do

Nothing to kill or die for

And no religion too

Imagine all the people

Living life in peace...

 

You may say I'm a dreamer

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Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, a station in Anglesea, Wales with the longest name. It would probably look more impressive if it wasn't in Arriva colours.

 

The station building.

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An old platform ticket.

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Seen from on top of the Marquess of Anglesey's Column on Anglesey.

 

Britannia Bridge on Wikipedia

Vintage postcard of that place in Wales with the really, really long name, usually abbreviated these days as Llanfair PG. I visited there with my family in 1982, and I'm sure my folks have a picture of the train station sign, of which pretty much everyone who visits there takes a picture. :)

 

*Note that the postcard misspells the name, with a 'd' instead of a 't', in the latter part of the name.

With its whistle blowing, BR Standard 5 4-6-0 73075 surges through the station at Llanfair P.G.

(Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch) with an express passenger train from Holyhead on a July afternoon in 1965.

Llanfair...gogoch

 

Train station of a village in Anglesey (Wales, UK), with the longuest name in Europe. ;) Fun stop on our travel from Ireland to Manchester.

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch is a large village and community on the island of Anglesey in Wales, situated on the Menai Strait next to the Britannia Bridge and across the strait from Bangor. This village has the longest place name in Europe and one of the longest place names in the world. The short form of the village's name is Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, also spelled Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll. It is commonly known as Llanfair PG or Llanfairpwll.

According to the 2001 census, the population of the community is 3,040, 76% of whom speak Welsh fluently; the highest percentage of speakers is in the 10–14 age group, where 97.1% are able to speak Welsh. It is the fifth largest settlement on the island by population.

 

Source: Wikipedia

Or, to give the place its full name, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch!

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