Tag Archives: Queen Victoria

Fracking unbelievable

The history of fracking has been checkered to say the least. Tales of contaminated water supplies and earthquakes abound but none can be as strange as the Tenby connection.  In 1860 Josiah Reginald Steppewad Coldstrap, Mr Coldstap to his friends, … Continue reading

Posted in History, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

The birth of Lego

In 1864 the people of Tenby looked out to sea, over the ruins of the 13th century castle and wondered what the view would be like if they had a monument which didn’t look like a building site. There and … Continue reading

Posted in History, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in History, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in History, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment