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Aled Eames Memorial Lecture

The inaugural lecture in 2005 delivered by Dr David Jenkins, and the next in 2007 by Dr Adrian Jarvis proved to be extremely successful with over 100 people attending, with some opting for the walk to end a memorable day.


The 2009 lecture will be held on Saturday, 10th October 2009, at 10.00am at the Seawatch Centre and then at the Carmel Chapel, Moelfre; on the title ’Smugglers of Anglesey’ Twm Elias. This event is arranged by Robin Evans assisted by Derlwyn Hughes on behalf of Moelfre Partnership.


The lecture will be delivered in English – fee is £10.00 per head including admission to the official opening and exhibition, admission to the lecture, a copy of the lecture booklet in a bilingual format (English and Welsh) and lunch at one of the local restaurants.

For more information contact: Derlwyn Hughes on 01248 410816.



Aled Eames 1921-1996
Basil Greenhill the Director of the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich said in obituary notes in the Independent on 15th March 1996:
‘Aled Eames more than any one else was responsible for bringing the study of Welsh maritime heritage into the mainstream of academic and popular historical research and writing. Latterly he was spoken of as one of Wales’ leading contemporary historians’


Aled Eames was born in Llandudno in 1921, his intimate knowledge of the sea was indispensible, and was evident in his first substantial publication ‘Ships and Seamen of Anglesey (1973) and its successor Porthmadog Ships (1975) a study of shipping prosperity in Porthmadog.


He was also one of the founding editors of Cymru a’r Mor / Maritime Wales (1976) of which he was particularly proud, regarding it as a means of promoting widespread understanding of the significance of the maritime aspects of history.


Aled saw merchant shipping history as involving not only economic history but also as social and political history.


Aled Eames and his family lived in Ty Hir, Ffordd Seiriol, Moelfre for a number of years; he was a man of great charm and endless humour, of which he is honoured with the bi-annual memorial lecture.



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