SM9637 : Carreg Coffin/Coffin Rock

taken 9 years ago, near to Fishguard/Abergwaun, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Great Britain

Carreg Coffin/Coffin Rock
Carreg Coffin/Coffin Rock
Ron Thomas, in his "Childhood Reminiscences of Fishguard" during WW1, wrote that on Fair days there were boat rides costing 2d. across the harbour and around the fort to see this 'stone coffin' perched atop the rock as if it had been beached there by the tide.
No tourist attraction now, but in those days it must have been a sombre reminder that many local people lived and died at the mercy of the sea.

The same rock can be seen from another angle here SM9637 : View from Old fort, Castle Point Fishguard
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 25 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 27 February, 2009
Category
Rock Feature > Rock feature   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 963 378 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:0.0988N 4:58.0761W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SM 963 378
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