Category Archives: History

A tale of two would be cities

In 1864 Queen Victoria announced a city would be named in honour of her late husband.  Prince Albert had died three years earlier and contrary to popular belief the monarch did not retreat from public affairs but merely declined the more visible … Continue reading

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Metric mistake for Tenby

In the same way the Mars Climate Orbiter disappeared on entering the atmosphere of the Red Planet because of a mix up between metric and imperial units of pressure, the statue of Prince Albert in Tenby has been tragically overshadowed by its unfeasibly large plinth. 1864 … Continue reading

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Tenby, Nelson’s original resting place

On a hill in the centre of Tenby is a monument to Prince Albert.  If you go there you will notice a startling discrepancy between the size of the statue and the plinth it stands on. There is a simple … Continue reading

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Tenby the hidden legacy

In 1851 the townsfolk of Tenby in west Wales began construction of a monument. It would come to define the town the way the mighty pyramids define Cairo. It stands on the highest vantage point and looks down; it’s back … Continue reading

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