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Britain By Car - A Motoring History

Traeth Coch (Red Wharf Bay)

A wide sandy bay and an area of outstanding natural beauty. A small village, of the same name, lies on the western shore of the Bay.

Red Wharf Bay

It is here on the beach at Red Wharf Bay where Maurice Wilks, engineering director at Rover, and his older brother and Rover chairman, Spencer Wilks, reputedly sketched out their initial ideas for the first Land Rover.

On the eastern side of the Isle of Anglesey, to the south east of the village of Bennlech.

Easter, 1947.