We braved the tight and labyrinthine streets of Holyhead in search of the Maeshyfryd Burial Board Cemetery and, although betrayed by the complex one-way system, we found it eventually. We were there to take pictures of the memorial to The Thetis submarine disaster of 1939 featured in Welsh Country Magazine May 2013. It was not difficult to find, for it dominates the cemetery, at the end of the central aisle.
When the job was done, I turned my attention to the other graves that surrounded it. They all represent a story – and I cannot leave them alone. They were some Commonwealth War Graves and I walked along the rows, reminiscent of the vast cemeteries around Ypres in Belgium.
This story continues on page 11 of our magazine.