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Frank Hovis

Interesting one - safe houses

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This was purely from an overheard conversation so I'm not claiming that it's accurate but they were saying that the houses in the middle of the Menai Straits, which do seem really bizarrely located, are safe houses used when setting up people with new identities.

Zoom in on those tiny islands to the right of the bridge, there is no way that there's enough land to cultivate and getting anything across to them would be very difficult as there's no bridge to them and it's muddy and very tidal.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Menai+Strait/@53.2186836,-4.1809548,178m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x4865a9a17e14911f:0xdb43f77dd7699346!8m2!3d53.2399763!4d-4.0803271

 

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1 hour ago, Frank Hovis said:

This was purely from an overheard conversation so I'm not claiming that it's accurate but they were saying that the houses in the middle of the Menai Straits, which do seem really bizarrely located, are safe houses used when setting up people with new identities.

Zoom in on those tiny islands to the right of the bridge, there is no way that there's enough land to cultivate and getting anything across to them would be very difficult as there's no bridge to them and it's muddy and very tidal.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Menai+Strait/@53.2186836,-4.1809548,178m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x4865a9a17e14911f:0xdb43f77dd7699346!8m2!3d53.2399763!4d-4.0803271

 

I could be wrong but i`m sure i seen a BBC Wales program (some arty fartie housing /remote living  documentary)  featuring those houses and the owners and couple from the S/E escaping to the "wilds" 

 

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3 minutes ago, Long time lurking said:

I could be wrong but i`m sure i seen a BBC Wales program (some arty fartie housing /remote living  documentary)  featuring those houses and the owners and couple from the S/E escaping to the "wilds" 

 

Maybe trying to throw people off the scent!

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1 minute ago, Long time lurking said:

I could be wrong but i`m sure i seen a BBC Wales program (some arty fartie housing /remote living  documentary)  featuring those houses and the owners and couple from the S/E escaping to the "wilds" 

 

I did a google after posting and it said in private ownership.

Now that could mean anything but I think your suggestion is more likely than mine.

And defnitely not one for DOSBODS island having seen this picture of them at a very high tide!

n-MENAI-BRIDGE-570.jpg

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/01/03/anglesey-houses-flooded_n_4535896.html

Ynys Gored Goch is a small island in the Menai Strait which can be clearly seen from the Britannia Bridge which crosses the water from the mainland to Anglesey. On the island you will see a white house and a converted smoke house where fish (whitebait) were smoked. Access to the island is only by boat.

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10 minutes ago, Frank Hovis said:

I did a google after posting and it said in private ownership.

Now that could mean anything but I think your suggestion is more likely than mine.

And defnitely not one for DOSBODS island having seen this picture of them at a very high tide!

n-MENAI-BRIDGE-570.jpg

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/01/03/anglesey-houses-flooded_n_4535896.html

Ynys Gored Goch is a small island in the Menai Strait which can be clearly seen from the Britannia Bridge which crosses the water from the mainland to Anglesey. On the island you will see a white house and a converted smoke house where fish (whitebait) were smoked. Access to the island is only by boat.

Yep the white bait smoke house has jogged my memory  i`m sure what looks like a breakwater/habour on Google earth is in fact the trap for white bait IIRC it is designed to provide a "lie" out of the strong tide for the white bait to take refuge then they would net that area 

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1 hour ago, Frank Hovis said:

I did a google after posting and it said in private ownership.

Now that could mean anything but I think your suggestion is more likely than mine.

And defnitely not one for DOSBODS island having seen this picture of them at a very high tide!

n-MENAI-BRIDGE-570.jpg

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/01/03/anglesey-houses-flooded_n_4535896.html

Ynys Gored Goch is a small island in the Menai Strait which can be clearly seen from the Britannia Bridge which crosses the water from the mainland to Anglesey. On the island you will see a white house and a converted smoke house where fish (whitebait) were smoked. Access to the island is only by boat.

It doesn't look a very safe safe house in that photo.

Speaking of safe houses and new identities, one of the ones who killed Jamie Bulger was in the paper today. He's been sent back to jail after having been found with child porn, been back to jail for possession of cocaine too. 

I say he should never have been released after his conviction for killing Jamie Bulger. 

Cunts/cases like that make me think the death penalty should be used.

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4 hours ago, Frank Hovis said:

This was purely from an overheard conversation so I'm not claiming that it's accurate but they were saying that the houses in the middle of the Menai Straits, which do seem really bizarrely located, are safe houses used when setting up people with new identities.

I've heard (no, not really) that they are paedoph-isles, where they strangle the paedos and nobody can hear them scream

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7 hours ago, Frank Hovis said:

This was purely from an overheard conversation so I'm not claiming that it's accurate but they were saying that the houses in the middle of the Menai Straits, which do seem really bizarrely located, are safe houses used when setting up people with new identities.

Maybe they are thinking of this....

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/itvs-safe-house-being-filmed-11944350

 

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8 hours ago, Frank Hovis said:

This was purely from an overheard conversation so I'm not claiming that it's accurate but they were saying that the houses in the middle of the Menai Straits, which do seem really bizarrely located, are safe houses used when setting up people with new identities.

Zoom in on those tiny islands to the right of the bridge, there is no way that there's enough land to cultivate and getting anything across to them would be very difficult as there's no bridge to them and it's muddy and very tidal.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Menai+Strait/@53.2186836,-4.1809548,178m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x4865a9a17e14911f:0xdb43f77dd7699346!8m2!3d53.2399763!4d-4.0803271

 

Not any more...

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When I worked in Welsh Telly there was an endless cycle of making programmes about the same fecking thing - rugby, sheep, choirs and, always above all else, the welsh sodding language. For years we searched for a rugby playing sheep that sang hymns in Welsh and played the harp.

Everything was filmed, re-filmed and then filmed again. Every beach, every mountain, every chuch, every art gallery, every choir... and there always had to be a Welsh language angle to it...

Anyhow, as you can imagine, this this thread is a bit traumatic for me...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ynys_Gored_Goch

 

The water levels in the Menai Straits used to be much lower.

It is actually recorded that when the Romans invaded the island in order to kill off the druid stronghold in Britain that the legions waded across the straits.

 

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