Each town and village has a story to tell and Menter Môn worked with residents to provide interpretation on subjects such as local history, biodiversity and geology. The interpretation can be presented in the form of a leaflet or information board, a website or in some instances a musuem. As well providing information for visitors, these projects also serve to raise awareness and pride among residents.
The museum is a fascinating experience for the whole family. Step back in time at the oldest lifeboat station in Wales (circa. 1858), which houses a wonderful collection of exhibits that tells the fascinating maritime history of Holyhead. A part of the museum's complex is the also the permanent exhibition "Holyhead at War" housed in a Second World War air raid shelter situated alongside the Maritime Museum.
Run by a dedicated team of volunteers, the Musuem has accessed funds and support from an array of sources. Menter Môn provided capital funds for renovating the building, as well as ongoing specialist advice to the volunteers on establishing such an ambitious project.
Prosiect Menai is a community project run by volunteers which aims to celebrate the two world famous bridges, the rich marine environment, outstanding natural beauty of the Straits, and the story of the people of this area through the last centuries.
Menter Môn supported the Thomas Telford Centre which is an education and interpretation centre focusing on Menai Bridge and the surrounding area. We are also working closely with Prosiect Menai to regenerate Princes Pier on the banks of the Menai Straits. The aim is to create all-weather tourist and educational centre, open all year round, with interactive discovery zones, a cafe, crèche, art gallery, workshops and facilities for schools.
Dic Evans was born in a small cottage overlooking the sea at Moelfre. His father, William Evans, was a sea captain and member of the Moelfre lifeboat crew, as was Dic's uncle and both his grandfathers. Dic himself left the village to join a coaster's crew when he was 14, and soon rose through the ranks as a seaman. He returned to Moelfre to run a butcher's business and married farmer's daughter Nansi.
Dic's service as coxswain was a long and successful one culminating in his part in the rescues of the Hindlea in 1959 and the Nafsiporos in 1966. Having won the MBE and two coveted RNLI Gold medals he retired in 1970. He died in 2001 at the age of 96.
A magnificent bronze memorial sculpture celebrating the achievements of Dic Evans to represent the bravery, sense of duty and purpose of all lifeboat crews. Menter Môn, through the Small Towns and Villages Initiative, funded the landscape project in front of the the Seawatch Centre which provides the platform for the memorial.