Pistyll Roch

Waiting for water
Henry Jackson- Ein Hanes
Blaen y Delyn & Pistyll Hotch - y chwareli fel yr oeddent tua 1906 / the quarries as they were c.1906

This photograph dates from around 1880 and was taken by Henry Jackson, a photographer active in Fishguard from about 1870 through to his death in 1896.

Pistyll Roch, or Pistyll Hotch which is the name by which it has become known in more recent times – is a water spout/spring where local people could collect fresh water before the days of a piped system around town.

Look closely and you will see a young lad on the right and on the left, just below the spout of water, a container can be seen collecting the flow.

Pistyll Roch/Hotch is on Tower Hill just below Plain Dealings.

This photo is part of an album of photographs recently lent to Ein Hanes on Fishguard Square.

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