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The "Alert" and Harbour Works

It’s all hands to the bucket, including those of the 6th Marquis of Anglesey who is helping with the dredging of his harbour at Plas Newydd.

Home movie 1937 5 mins Silent

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The delights of dredging: men fill buckets with sludge that is being pickaxed out of the harbour at Plas Newydd, seat of the Anglesey family at Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll. The buckets are carried away by pulley, their contents tipped over a wall. The 6th Marquis of Anglesey – Charles Henry Alexander Paget – is there too, getting his hands dirty. His boat, the “Alert”, can be seen in the harbour.