Tag Archives: Tenby

Pimp My Monument

In 1974, a hundred and ten years after its initial construction, Tenby’s statue of Prince Albert was to experience a remarkable renovation.  Long before make-over shows became the popular fare that now clogs up TV channels. like cultural Imodium, Welsh language television … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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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