'Gwain Maid'

Gwaun Maid - painting hanging in Fishguard Town Hall
The Slade ship building area.
David F Stephens
Gwain Maid article
David F. Stephens
The County Echo 5-7-1928 Mr Benjamin Thomas of Trellewellyn was the first, so it is said, to drive a car and pair of horses directly from Goodwick to Lower Fishguard via the sea route. He was also responsible for carrying the oak timber from Trecwn to build the Gwaun Maid. Further information is requested from readers of the County Echo about the vessel by Benjamin's grandson.
2-12-1882 Western Mail Gwrthdrawiad difrifol / A serious collision.

Roedd yr ardal ar waelod y Slâd sy’n arwain at draeth y Slâd unwaith yn ganolfan adeiladu llongau. Adeiladwyd llawer o longau ar y traeth hwn, gyda’u pren, hwyliau a rhaffau i gyd yn dod o ffynonellau lleol.

Mae’r llythyr ynghylch ‘bwyd morwyr’ yn adlewyrchu amodau gwaith y cyfnod.

The area at the bottom of the Slade leading onto the Slade beach was once a centre for ship building. Many ships were built on this beach, their timber, sails & ropes all sourced locally.

The letter about ‘Sailors food’s reflects the working conditions of the period.

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