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Tenby Sea Dogs Leekie Porridge and Daddy Force

By Terry John

One day in the late 18th century, the people of Tenby were alarmed by the appearance of a suspicious looking vessel, which dropped anchor in Caldey Roads. The ship appeared to be a man-of-war, but no guns were visible on her decks. It was decided to send a small boat to discover more about the mystery arrival.... Read More

St Justinians Lifeboat Station

St Justinian The Holy Man and Martyr

By Terry John

On the coast not far from St Davids is the little cove of St Justinian’s, dominated by its lifeboat station. Close to the top of the steps leading down to the beach are the ruins of the 16th century chapel of St Justinian, though earlier chapels are known to have existed on the site. Read More

Traditional boat

The March to Bosworth Field

By Terry John

During the afternoon of Sunday, 7th August 1485 a fleet of thirty ships appeared off the coast of Pembrokeshire, making their way across the restless waters from the south. As the sun began to set, about an hour after high tide, the flotilla turned into the mouth of the Milford Haven waterway and dropped anchor beneath the high, dark red sandstone cliffs on the north side of the Haven at a point where a narrow rocky shoreline fringed a small cove known as Mill Bay. Read More

Gerald of Wales

Gerald of Wales

By Terry John

Gerald of Wales, or Geraldus Cambrensis as he was also known, was one of the most remarkable figures of the 12th century - and he was born in Pembrokeshire! He was a scholar, churchman, Bishop-elect of St Davids, reformer, courtier, diplomat, writer, would-be crusader, an agent of English kings, champion of the Welsh church, outlaw, theologian, naturalist, recorder of gossip and legend and a traveller. Read More

Pembrokeshire Coastline

Historical Shipwrecks and Treasure of Pembrokeshire

By Terry John

The coastline of Pembrokeshire is famous for its spectacular beauty and for the rich variety of its wildlife. Craggy headlands and rocky coves, as well as the offshore islands, provide sanctuaries for puffins, choughs, fulmars and cormorants, whilst it’s not unusual to spot seals and dolphins frisking through the waves below. And there is a fascination in watching the waves surge over the rocks to burst in gouts of white foam. Read More

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