A Right Mess

Holyhead had a proud tradition of signing on young people of the town to get their first experience of working at sea on one of the mail ships travelling to Ireland.



Galley and Mess
Gareth Huws shares the memory how he and a friend found work on a ship travelling out of Holyhead. ~ Creator: Ports, Past and Present ~ Date: June 2021
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Gareth Huws sat down with Ports, Past and Present and shared the story how he and a friend found first employment in the mess and the galley on one of the Holyhead mail ships. It turns out that sometimes it is a good thing to be in a mess.