Tag Archives: Fishguard

A Famous Visitor

Fishing boats, like the one in the foreground, were regulars in Pwllgwaelod bay at a time when the little port was known for its fine catches of herring, so the photographer’s lens was actually trained on the ship you can … Continue reading

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Meet the Miller’s Wife

Jane Hall, who introduced herself as ‘The Miller’s Wife’, brings her wonderful bread and flour to Fishguard market on Thursdays. The flour is produced at ‘Y Felin’, adjacent to the 12th century Abbey at St Dogmaels. The Abbey itself is … Continue reading

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Better hatted than the staff at Tesco’s

This is the fruit and vegetable stall at Fishguard market. Every Thursday in the old Town Hall. Give it a try!

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Home spun treasure

This beautiful skein of pure new wool comes from a flock of Llanwenog sheep on a small holding in Llanllwni near Lampeter. You don’t have to travel far from Dinas, however, because you’ll find it on Jana Davidson’s ‘Leafy Lion’ stall … Continue reading

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More tales from the rubbish heap

I’m sure that the people who now live in this lovely house don’t realise that their flourishing hedge came from a rubbish heap in Fishguard. We moved into this house 25 years ago and knew that the unfinished thin front wall needed … Continue reading

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Handmade dolls – Welsh Working Women

These beautiful dolls are made by Nicola Owen in Newport. You might also find them on sale in the Seaways Bookshop, Fishguard.

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Welsh Ships and Sailing Men

I have bought this delightful book and shall be adding it our collection. What a treat! Just the thought of it sitting expectantly on our shelves, should tempt you down to Tegfan to read it. J Geraint Jenkins, who was … Continue reading

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Getting closer to Ireland

Our childhood summer holidays in Dinas seemed exotic to us Londoners. Of course the language was different, as was the food, the weather, the freedom we were allowed to roam, the stamps we bought for our postcards and even the … Continue reading

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When was the last invasion of Britain?

You’ll find the answer in Fishguard Town Hall, along with pictures that bring the remarkable events of February 1798 to life. The glorious Fishguard Tapestry, designed by Elizabeth Cramp for the bicentennial celebrations and stitched by 70 local people, splendidly … Continue reading

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A winter walk round Dinas Head

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How did George Bennett and Co get onto our window sill?

This lovely stoneware flagon hasn’t travelled far since it was filled by George Bennett’s wine and spirit business in the 19th century. George Bennett and Co started life when George married Elizabeth Davies, the daughter of the landlord of the … Continue reading

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From Dinas to Tenby and back

I’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 … Continue reading

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