The History of the Concrete Barges of the Menai Strait – a talk by Richard Lewis

A visual presentation by Richard Lewis organised by the Friends of Bangor Garth Pier on Tuesday May 9th at Penrhyn Hall, Bangor from 6pm -7.30 pm.

Richard Lewis is visiting Bangor to see the F.B. 100 at Port Penrhyn and to give this talk. He is on a research trip from his home in Ireland to visit the archive of the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port and the Liverpool Maritime Museum and to see the Ferro Concrete Barges at Port Penrhyn, Lymm, Winnington and Llannerch-y-Mor. He’s been visiting the Menai Strait for 60 years and he’d never noticed them before either!

Entrance £3 per person and can be purchased in advance at the Garth Pier Entrance Kiosk.

Refreshments (tea, coffee and biscuits) will be available to purchase on the evening. 

There are still tickets available so come and join us for a fascinating insight into the history of concrete barges built during World War 2.

All proceeds will go towards the restoration of Bangor Garth Pier.

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