Posts tagged: Anglesey

A is for Angelsey

Henry Cyril Paget, 5th Earl of Angelsey

I am starting this round with the flamboyant 5th Earl of Anglesey,  who “seems only to have existed for the purpose of giving a melancholy and unneeded illustration of the truth that a man with the finest prospects, may, by the wildest folly and extravagance, play away an uniterable life, and have lived in vain.”

Henry Cyril Paget was born in 1875 to an illustrious military family. The 1st Marquis of Anglesey had been granted the title for his bravery at Waterloo and Henry’s grandfather was Sir Henry William Paget MP who had commanded the cavalry with great distinction in Spain. Read more ›››

Happy Birthday Mrs P

It’s Mrs P’s birthday today, cue fireworks, march past by the household guard, 21 gun salute, commemorative coins struck, first-day cover stamp set and a half-day public holiday in Stalybridge.

Left is a pressie from her good friend Lesley constructed from driftwood and shells lifted from the beaches of Anglesey this summer. She really should be selling this sort of thing in the coastal olde gifte shoppes — she’d make a fortune. Read more ›››