Belgian Promenade

High tide in the Swellies and a partially flooded Belgian Promenade

High tide in the Swellies and a partially flooded Belgian Promenade

Date

8 November 2014
Location

Menai Bridge

SH 55296 71708; 53.22264°N, 4.16892°W

Information

During the First World War around 60 refugees from Mechelen, between Brussels and Antwerp in Belgium, were accommodated by the town of Menai Bridge. In appreciation of the welcome they received they helped to build a walkway, completed in 1916, along the banks of the Menai Strait from Carreg yr Halen – former landing place of the Porthaethwy Ferry – to Ynys Tysilio (Church Island). The 400m-long walkway, known as Belgian Promenade, was rebuilt after storm damage in the 1960s and, more recently, its surface was renewed in 2000.

 

Belgian Promenade

Belgian Promenade

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