Malltraeth Sands at Bodorgan
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Bodorgan is a hamlet and a surrounding community area on the Isle of Anglesey, Wales, United Kingdom. According to the United Kingdom Census 2001, there are 1,503 residents in the electoral ward, 72.7% of them being able to speak Welsh. This increased to 1,704 at the 2011 Census but only 67.72% of this increased population were Welsh speakers.
The village is served by Bodorgan railway station, which is located near the hamlets of Bethel and Llangadwaladr to the north-west, which are in the community, as is Malltraeth. It lies on an unclassified road to the southwest of the village of Hermon, through which the A4080 road passes. To the east and south of Bodorgan lies the estuary of the Afon Cefni and the extensive Malltraeth Sands.
Bodorgan Hall is the largest country estate in Anglesey. The house, dovecote and a barn are Grade II listed buildings. The reasons given for listing the house are that it is a "site in a magnificent coastal position, which retains many of its original characteristics, having well preserved formal terraces; deer park still in use; substantial remains of extensive and once well known walled kitchen gardens; other, less formal, designed garden areas which have partially survived, including some planting; woodland and shooting coverts; large circular brick dovecote and other buildings of interest." Until 2013, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge lived in a farmhouse on the Bodorgan Estate during the time when Prince William was serving as a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot based at RAF Valley nearby.
The local government ward of Bodorgan, including the village of Llangadwaladr and a number of other small hamlets, had a total of 900 inhabitants, increasing slightly to 921 at the 2011 Census. However, following the 2012 Isle of Anglesey electoral boundary changes Bodorgan became part of a larger Bro Aberffraw ward with the neighbouring communities of Aberffraw and Rhosyr.
In November 2012, 101-year old Bodorgan community councillor, Mary Edwards MBE, was the UK's oldest community councillor. She had represented Bodorgan on Aethwy District Council between 1948 and 1974, subsequently serving on Anglesey County Council until 1996.
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