Fishguard's "Last Invasion Tapestry"

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In 1797 the last ever invasion of Britain took place, a French force landed near Fishguard in Pembrokeshire. The story is told in the embroidered tapestry.

The Last Invasion Tapestry at Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, Wales

In 1797 the last ever invasion of Britain took place, a French force landed near Fishguard in Pembrokeshire. The story is told in the embroidered tapestry.

The Tapestry - The Last Invasion Tapestry

The Last Invasion Embroidered Tapestry is 30 metres / 100 feet long by 53cm / 21 inches deep and took four years to complete. It was commissioned by the Fishguard Arts Society as a permanent legacy of the Bicentenary Commemorations. It is now owned by a charitable trust – Fishguard Invasion Centre Trust Ltd. The … Continue reading The Tapestry

Traditional National Welsh Dress

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The Welsh National Dress that we think of today is based on rural women's traditional costume

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The Last Invasion of Britain - Nicola Cornick

I’m back from a fabulous week’s holiday in Wales, staying in a little cottage on the Pembrokeshire coast, a hundred yards from the beach. Monty adored swimming in the sea and loved all the walks we took on the Pembrokeshire Cliff Path and in the National Park. He was slightly less keen on the ruined … Continue reading The Last Invasion of Britain →

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The Last Invasion of Britain - Nicola Cornick

I’m back from a fabulous week’s holiday in Wales, staying in a little cottage on the Pembrokeshire coast, a hundred yards from the beach. Monty adored swimming in the sea and loved all the walks we took on the Pembrokeshire Cliff Path and in the National Park. He was slightly less keen on the ruined … Continue reading The Last Invasion of Britain →

Fishguard’s Female Fighters – Celtic Life International

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The Last Invasion Tapestry at Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, Wales

In 1797 the last ever invasion of Britain took place, a French force landed near Fishguard in Pembrokeshire. The story is told in the embroidered tapestry.

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The last invasion of mainland Britain came when the French invaded Fishguard, Wales in 1797.

Gemima Fawr

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The last invasion of mainland Britain came when the French invaded Fishguard, Wales in 1797.

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The last invasion of mainland Britain came when the French invaded Fishguard, Wales in 1797.

Britain's last invasion - Fishguard 1797 - Google Search

Britain's last invasion - Fishguard 1797 - Google Search

Fishguard Last Invasion Tapestry Gallery: an extraordinary 20m work of art, history and local pride, taking 70 stitchers 5 years work. Think Bayeux in 1797.

Fishguard Last Invasion Tapestry Gallery - Fishguard Bay Pembrokeshire

Fishguard Last Invasion Tapestry Gallery: an extraordinary 20m work of art, history and local pride, taking 70 stitchers 5 years work. Think Bayeux in 1797.