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Bid for Royal Charter status for twin towns

A FISHGUARD and Goodwick town councillor has unveiled bold plans to launch a campaign to get a Royal Charter granted for the twin towns as a belated thanks to the valiant peasant women who famously thwarted the last invasion of Britain in 1797. When an invading French army landed near Fishguard they ended up having to surrender to a group of local women armed with pitchforks led by the inspirational Jemima Nicholas. According to legend, the bedraggled invaders were fooled into thinking the women’s red blouses were a mass force of advancing redcoats. Now Cllr Alec Allison says the courage of the women should be recognised by the granting of a Royal Charter to boost the twin towns’ status as well as the local tourism industry. “No-one to my knowledge has ever formally said thanks to those women, including the British monarchy,” Cllr Allison told the County Echo. “If they hadn’t done what they did, the invasion probably would have spread. “The French thou... read on

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A FISHGUARD teenager has been given a key role in helping develop hockey in Wales. Fifteen-year-old Amelia Davies has been chosen as one of six hockey ambassadors to sit on a national Hockey Wales ambassador focus group. Amelia, who attends Ysgol y Preseli and plays for Fishguard and Goodwick Hockey Club, is already a Gold ambassador for the sport.Sport Pembrokeshire’s Angela Miles said she was delighted that Amelia was given the opportunity. ... read on

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