Images of Industry
Holyhead Jan 15 1857 Preparing for the Great Blast
[image: Holyhead Jan 15 1857 Preparing for the Great Blast]
Media: oil on canvas
Size: 308 x 480 mm
Acquired: 1996; Purchase
Accession Number: 1996.239
Scene depicts preparations on 15 January 1857 to blow away a substantial section of Holyhead Mountain to provide sufficient stone for the construction of the breakwater that now forms the harbour of refuge off the Anglesey port.