The Royal Oak - Fishguard

Royal Oak
David Williams

The following article appeared in the press when Anthony and Bernadine Conti became the new owners of the historic Royal Oak on Fishguard Square in 1979.

Pub with a Past

VALUABLE MEMENTOES  of the last invasion of Britain will soon go on public display at a Welsh public house where the peace treaty was signed.                                                                             A French musket used in the battle and a George III coin used by an English officer to buy drinks for his men at the pub have been acquired by the new owner of the Royal Oak at Fishguard, Mr Anthony Conti.                                                                                                                            The battle marking the last invasion of Britain was at a nearby beach when a French invasion force was fooled by women dressed as soldiers.                                                                                        The Anglo-French quarrel was patched up with the signing of a treaty at the Royal Oak in 1797.    Mr Conti also plans to put on display the original map showing the deployment of the French forces as well as the table-settle on which the treaty was signed.

Does anyone know if these mementoes survive ?

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