Tenby, The Pier 1899
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The town was granted its charter in 1402 but was only incorporated in 1581. The Pier shown here, with its dramatic three-span walkway, has now been removed. The town was very popular in the mid-18th century as a health resort, which resulted in many fine houses springing up.

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This selection of vintage photographs shows some of our finest piers in their heyday, recalling their glory days when seaside piers were at the heart of the traditional British family holiday.

A Selection of Memories from Tenby

For many years now, we've been inviting visitors to our website to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was, prompted by the photographs in our archive. Here are some from Tenby

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Spent two holidays in Tenby around 1955/6 mornings spent on the beach. Afternoon spent exploring usually by bus. No car then. We came down from Cheshire on the train. The journey being part of the holiday. Stayed in board and lodging at Gibraltar Terrace. Think the landlady was Swiss. She made my sister and I a beautiful rabbit jelly complete with jelly grass. Can recall playing two ball against the house wall. My mum and dad and ...see more
My mother, Enid Fowler(Thomas) told me that her father, Oliver Frank Thomas,(honorary mayor of Tenby 1930) often enjoyed going to Caldey Island to talk with the monks.
I was born in the County Hospital in Haverfordwest and for the first week I was looked after by my aunt at Park Place. From that time, I was riased and loved at the Bush Inn, St George St. Does that make me a Tenby Man or a man of Tenby? I was so lucky to have as a granddad, Wiffy Vaulk. Tenby remains my home. The five arches are so important to the town as they welcome visitors and also to us Tenby people they signify that when you pass under those walls you are home. Tenby our 'home'.
I was born in the Flat above Lloyds Bank, Tudor Square, Tenby, Feb 1950 and recall being raised there. I recall the amazing views of the changing colours of the harbour and recall the church bells and chimes of the steeple clock. A horse drawn cart delivered milk and the town was hyperactive and super active in summer. My father and grandmother recalled Lloyd George making speeches from the balcony of the ...see more