The Lake from the south west near Llanfairyneubwll. where one of the most important collections of British Iron Age objects was found during WWII.
objects were found during the construction of RAF Valley (now famous as
Prince William's place of work!). Peat was needed to cover the
original runways which were very sandy (the sand was getting into the
airplane engines) so they used the peat next to the runway which
contained the aretfacts.
most of the original objects are kept at the National Museum of Wales
in Cardiff, but some replicas of the objects made by Ancient Arts can be
seen at Oriel Ynys Mon at Llangefni on the island. This shows a
reconstrution of the slave chain found on the site and which was used to
pull a stuck mechanical digger out of some mud before it was identified
as Iron Age!
the Iron Age the objects had been 'rituallly' placed in a lake on the
site which subsequently dried out leaving the objects very well
preserved in layers of peat. The lake you see now only exists because
of the removal of the peat in the 1940's.
can get to the site from the RSPB carpark at Llanfihangel yn Nhowyn
along a lovely path through the nature reserve. At this time of year it
is quite stunning, if not a little noisy with the RAF jets taking off
and landing! The birds don't seem too mind though! For more information on making the replicas go to: http://www.ancient-arts.org/webrep2.pdf