The Mayor of Holyhead, Councillor Jeff Evans officially opened Holyhead’s new clock and public space development knows as Victoria Place at 12.00am on Tuesday 1st June 1999. The new development in the town center occupies a strategic gateway location providing seating and information for travelers near and far. The project forms part of the Isle of Anglesey County Council’s environmental improvement programme and has been supported by the Welsh Development Agency and the Holyhead Town Council. The clock stands on the site of the old Manweb shop that was demolished in order to make way for this new development. At night the face of the clock and the windows are lit up to make an attractive setting for weary travelers and for local people who may use Victoria Place as a meeting area. Pictures of the old shop can be seen below.