Last week I was honoured to attend the world premiere of a new film. It’s all about the 200th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone of the Menai suspension bridge, Porthaethwy (Menai Bridge town), Anglesey. The reason I was invited to the film showing? Because I’m the presenter!
You can watch the film now on my website using the link below, or head over to Menai Heritage’s website or social media pages to find out more.
The film was created and produced by TeliMon, Anglesey’s very own TV channel. Dozens of us, including the many volunteers involved, attended the premiere in the Thomas Telford Centre in Porthaethwy / Menai Bridge to mark the first showing.
I am honoured to be involved to mark such a momentous occasion. Especially so as I love anything watery! My husband and I whizzed under Menai Bridge to arrive at our wedding reception by boat just a few years ago – a special moment never to be forgotten!
The film also captures the heritage fair organised by Menai Heritage, plus the unveiling of a new plaque to mark the occasion, all held on the 200th anniversary back in August. The plaque itself is mounted on a piece of limestone from a local Anglesey quarry, just like the stone used to build the bridge itself. The plaque was unveiled to three cheers – just as the original stone laying had been celebrated back in 1819.
The new film is just 20 minutes long, so grab a cuppa, relax, and enjoy discovering more about this spectacular monument which bridges mainland Britain to Wales’ largest island and which in 1819 helped connect us with Ireland – a bridge to the future…