Social History

Before the discovery of copper on the mountain, Amlwch was a small creek of only a few hundred people. By 1800 over 2000 miners were working on the mountain.
This influx of people resulted in the need for many more services for people who were now living in the area.
Traders opened shops while breweries and pubs provided entertainment for the workers.
Schools were set up for children and adults while the health needs of the miners and their families resulted in the development of Doctor and hospital services.