Tag Archives: Fishguard

What would John James Esq think?

The plot of land, generously donated by John James to the Temperance Cause, now houses Fishguard’s Theatr Gwaun. It not only serves alcohol in its friendly bar but allows us to take the glass into the auditorium. Is John James, who supported the … Continue reading

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Behind this modest facade you’ll find what could be considered the HQ of the local textile craftspeople – of whom there are many. Twin sisters Catriona and Penelope, who run Jane’s Wool Shop and its lively Facebook page, have a great stock of … Continue reading

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The best of all possible worlds

Just because you are in an amazingly beautiful part of the world where population density (human) is low, it doesn’t mean that you have to miss the latest film releases or exciting metropolitan performances of High Culture. Theatr Gwaun, in Fishguard, … Continue reading

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Lunch out!

If you are anywhere near Fishguard, Tuesday to Friday between 10.30am and 4pm, treat yourself to lunch at the Community Cafe. The food will be delicious, the surroundings cheerful and the bill small; what’s more you’ll be supporting an innovative project … Continue reading

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Fabulous food at Ffwrn

We had an early lunch at St Mary’s Church Institute Ffwrn. As you approach Fishguard’s main square (coming from Dinas) it’s on the left, opposite the church. From the outside, it doesn’t look much changed and once you are through the main … Continue reading

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Phone a fisherman

There are eight or nine fishermen working out of Fishguard Lower Town. It’s dangerous work. The men usually go out alone and are dependent on the weather, tides and availability of fish – all of which are beyond their control. … Continue reading

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Help me discover why 1897 has disappeared.

I want to know what happened in 1897 in Dinas. It was Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee Year and the year that Hannah Jane George died of typhoid  but the whole year is missing from the archived back copies of our … Continue reading

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One eisteddfod (eye-steth(e)-vod) Two eisteddfodau (eye-steth(e)-vod-eye)

Every big national event spawns a plate – probably several – and the coming of the National Eisteddfod to Fishguard, our local market town, in 1986 was a big event to be celebrated and remembered for more than just the … Continue reading

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Winter seas at Cwm-yr-Eglwys

    This was Cwm-yr-Eglwys last weekend, when the Stena Ferry from Ireland failed to berth at Fishguard to unload its vehicles and had to wait for hours in Cardigan bay for calmer seas. Many thanks to Ann Hughes for … Continue reading

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John Cleal’s Herrings

  This shoal of herrings darts through the air on the quay at Lower Town Fishguard. It’s an arresting image, reminding the passer-by of the historic importance of the herring catch to the economy of the town. The artist doesn’t get … Continue reading

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Time travel

The Fishguard Antiques Centre with its small entrance, hidden down a narrow alley in Fishguard, has Tardis-like qualities;  the shop inside is surprisingly big and it will transport you to a different era. The neon in the window invites you in and when you hear the owner’s choice … Continue reading

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Catch a few crows

Jane Seymour is an artist with a strong connection to our part of West Wales, having spent much of her childhood on her parents’ farm near Newport. Her father (John Seymour)’s guides to running a small-holding, beautifully illustrated by Sally Seymour, were … Continue reading

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