SM9637 : Fishguard herrings

taken 16 years ago, near to Fishguard/Abergwaun, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Great Britain

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Fishguard herrings
Fishguard herrings
Herrings were at one period the backbone of Fishguard's economy, both as an export and a major part of the diet. The local people were themselves called "sgadan Abergwaun" - Fishguard herrings. In fact these were sardines and were for a short period abundant in the Irish Sea but the shoals came to an abrupt end in 1790, a disaster for the local community which had developed as a result of the industry.
This sculpture, erected in 2006, is a tribute by a local artist, John Cleal, to the place where he has lived for many years. It has been erected atop a 26tonne Preseli boulder in the old harbour at Lower Town/Y Cwm, the former fishing and trading port of Fishguard.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 3 August, 2006   (more nearby)
Thursday, 3 August, 2006
Sculpture   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 9628 3723 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:59.7628N 4:58.1325W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 9628 3723
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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