Social media for Pages of the Sea

November 11, 2018 at 11:08 am / by

I was asked to run the social media on the day for the Ynyslas chapter of Danny Boyle’s Pages of the Sea project, marking 100 years since Armistice and the end of the first world war.

Across the UK and Ireland communities gathered on 32 beaches to say a collective thank you and goodbye to the millions who left their shores, many never to return.

Pages of the Sea

We gathered at Ynyslas for a poignant commemoration, with beautiful results.

Richard Davies (29 December 1863 – 25 March 1917)
Richard Davies was born in Borth, Cardiganshire/Ceredigion, near Yynyslas beach, and in 1888 married Mary. Three years later, they had their first son, Richard, at which time Richard senior was serving on the Nant Franeon, based at Saithaclwyd, Flintshire. Later his family home was recorded as Borth, at Wern Fach, then Wesleyan Place. In total, Richard and Mary had four sons and two daughters.
By 1917, Richard was a deck hand on the naval trawler Evangel, as a member of the Royal Naval Reserve, the fleet’s volunteer force of civilian sailors. Evangel was one of many civilian ships acquired for military use as part of the Auxiliary Patrol, with tasks including minesweeping and anti-submarine operations. She was sunk off Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, struck by a mine laid by a German U-boat. Richard was among 15 men from the Evangel to die at sea.

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