Some of Pembrokeshire’s coastal resorts suffered terribly in the fierce storms experienced this winter. Newgale and Amroth even made the National news when a bus full of passengers was swept off the road by a wave at Newgale (fortunately with no casualties) and the sea wall and road at Amroth were decimated.
However, thanks to an urgent repair programme at these locations, they are now completely open for the Easter holidays. Pembrokeshire County Council started repair works immediately and the seafront road at Amroth is now open for Easter. Likewise, the shingle bank at Newgale has been restored and the roads opened fully shortly after the storms abated.
The storms did have a positive side. They dragged sand out to sea from a number of the beaches exposing hidden treasure such as the wreck (pictured above) at Freshwater West, the location for the making of a number of films such as Robin Hood starring Russell Crowe, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; and the remains of 10,000-year-old trees were uncovered at Newgale. They form part of a forest which experts say would have been used by hunter gatherers in the Mesolithic period (about 11,600 years ago)..
Elsewhere in Wales the storms have uncovered two Georgian cannon in Porthcawl and a 19th Century bath house in Aberystwyth.
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