Tenby in old picture postcards

Tenby in old picture postcards

:   E. Skone
:   Pembrokeshire
:   United Kingdom
:   978-90-288-3205-3
:   80
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19. An unusual and distinctive aerial view of Tenby taken from the church tower of St. Mary's showing the Wheatsheafnow renamed the Life Boat. A few doors away (and open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. daily, Sundays 8 - 10 a.m.) was the old post office befare it was moved to Warren Street.

20. The horse bus shows about the only readily available transport at the time. Hotel proprietors would send their porters to meet guests from each train. The trees in the picture have long since been felled.

21. The Cobourg Hotel in 1922. In 1983 it was sold and tumed into flats, Electricity Board showrooms, Curry's, and Dewhursts. The Market Hall next door adjoining the Town Hall and Magistrates' Court was rebuilt in 1890. T.P. Hughs is next door to the market.

22. A Mortimer Allen card about 1906 showing the fine buildings of Tenby.The Peerless Hotel stands on the site of a very old established drapery business, the trees have now been felled and railings are no longer there. George Lords shop next door sold linoleums, mats and rugs.

23. The Royal Victoria Pier which was constructed during the years 1895ยท96 was opened on Diamond Jubilee Day 22nd June 1897 by the Mayor and Corporation. The pier was completed and declared open by their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Y ork on Tuesday 9th May 1899.

24. Building of the slipway. The life boat could be launched in a few minutes from the baat slipway near the Victoria Pier.

25. Messrs P. and A. Cambells steamers were run to Ilfracombe and Milford Haven in the summer and for regular cruises along the coast into the Bristol Channel.

26. A picture of the paddle steamer Gwalia used for regular trips across the Bristol Channel to Ilfracombe.

27. Once an important fishing base in the nineteenth century as the photograph of numero us trawlers and fishing smacks testify. Around the turn of the century the best fish taken were salmon, sewin, red and grey mullet, mackeral, whiting, cod and pilchards. Cardiganshire dealers offered for sale spent codfish and salmon which were considered unfit for food. Tenby was remarkable for its huge oysters which were piekled and then exported.

28. Brixham boats sheltering in the harbour when the town still flourished as a trading and fishing port.

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