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Holyhead Jan 15 1857 Preparing for the Great Blast

artist unknown

[image: Holyhead Jan 15 1857 Preparing for the Great Blast]

Date: 1857

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.

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