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Marloes and St. Brides in Pembrokeshire

Welcome to our community website

The communities of Marloes and St Brides (population 323 in 2001) are situated west of Haverfordwest on a peninsula on the southern shore of St Brides Bay, within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.


Marloes & St Brides are surrounded to the north, west and south by sea, with 10 km of beautiful cliff scenery and beaches such as St Brides Haven and Marloes Sands. The parish also includes the island of Skomer, famous for it large populations of seabirds, including Puffins and Manx Shearwaters. Skomer is accessed by boat from Martin's Haven at the tip of the peninsula. Also included are the small islands of Grassholm (home to a large population of Gannets) and Gateholm. (See Maps)


Marloes itself is a small village perched in the high land in the centre of the Marloes peninsula. It is usually pronounced “Mar-lows” but locals often say "Marlas". The name appears to derive from Old Welsh mail = "bare" and ros = "moor" or "promontory", identical to Melrose in Scotland. The residents of Marloes have traditionally been known as “GULLS” - based on the the tradition of harvesting gulls eggs from Skomer.


In the centre of Marloes is the well known landmark - the Clock Tower. This was built in 1904 by members of the Pembrokeshire Liberal Association as a memorial to the 4th Baron Kensington. For more information look at the Clock Tower on the Coastlands Local History web site


An interesting poem about Marloes written in 1927 can be read here Marloes Village”.


St Brides comprises a number of scattered farms and dwellings, with a delightful old church situated behind St Brides Haven, a sandy cove on the north coast of the peninsula. The picturesque St Brides Castle (a Holiday Property Bond property) overlooks the haven.


Details of local services such as accommodation, restaurants, bus services and the shop can be found by following links to on the left of the page or from the menus above.


For more on the traditions and culture of the area have a look at the TRADITIONS AND CULTURE page. For more on the history of the area look at the HISTORY page.

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WHAT’S

NEW


NOVEMBER 2014 PENINSULA PAPERS

Closing date for the

combined Dec/Jan edition is

21st November 2014

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LOCAL ARTISTS HOLD EXHIBITIONS


“Salty Watercolours & Sandy Sketchbooks” Chris Jessop & Martin Crowdy at the Cloister Gallery, St David’s Cathedral, 1030-1630 until Nov 3rd


Jo Kimpton Oil Paintings at the Joanna Field Gallery at the Torch Theatre, Milford Haven Nov 3rd - 29th


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PICTURES OF ROBIN BLACK AND FRIENDS AT THE LOBSTER POT ON 18TH OCTOBER

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Marloes Village

Hall

Work on our Village Hall will start on June 2nd 2014, and is expected to continue until December, reopening in January 2015

Marloes Hall Committee

Reset 10/7/14 at 12000


Marloes Public Access Defibrillator

is located in the bright yellow box on the toilet block wall next to the public telephone and is accessible at all times.

The Martins Haven defibrillator has now

been installed

See Defibrillator Map.