From Dinas to Tenby and back

Tenby House FishguardI’ve no idea why this lovely shop is called Tenby House. Can anyone tell me? It’s been on West Street in Fishguard for as long as I can remember. It looks like the archetypal shop – the sort that children can construct with a ‘Make a Model’ cardboard kit, sharp scissors and nimble fingers. Inside, you’ll find the card, paper, glue and everything else you’d need for the project.

You’ll also find  a good selection of DVDs to rent

and  greeting cards, stationery items, newspapers, magazines, sweets, crisps, chocolate and ice-creams.

Ian PageMore importantly, you’ll find Ian, Dinas resident and friendly shop-keeper. He’ll help you with your purchases, have a chat if you’ve got time and remind you that shopping can still be a pleasure, with personal service and no pressure.

Ian grew up in Dinas, living in a house right on the main road at a time when there were even fewer cars than there are today. However, the village cats were no better at the green-cross code then than they are now; Ian’s garden had a cats’ cemetery corner for the giddy animals that didn’t realise they had to look right, left and right again before venturing across the A487.

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About bookvolunteer

I'm passionate about books, about Oxfam and about making the world a better place. When I'm not filling the shelves in Oxfam Wilmslow, I might be found reading the books I've bought in the beautiful surroundings of North Pembrokeshire.
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