Marloes and St Brides

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MAY PENINSULA PAPERS

Closing date for the

JUNE 2016 edition is

Wednesday 18th May 2016

PLEASE SEND ALL CONTENT FOR JUNE TO HARRIET BISHOP hcbishop@btinternet.com

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MARLOES VILLAGE STORES NEWS

THE POST OFFICE IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS!

We will have someone helping us with its operation until Wednesday 4th May.  The more business we can do by then the better, so that we can get used to the systems. So please come and carry out your Post Office business and give us a chance to learn!

The new cafe kitchen is now finished, so please come and have a look. The next phase is to knock thru into our house hallway, which will become part of the shop. This will give more shop space and give access to the toilet, which is required for the cafe users.also have external works to complete before we can open, involving demolishing the front wall for additional parking and making a rear courtyard garden. So lots to do but hopeful to open in May/ early June.

Opening times will remain the same as winter, to enable building works.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE STORE CLICK HERE

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MARLOES PENINSULA VIDEOS

Click on the title above to see a number of videos about the Marloes Peninsula made by the National Trust in conjunction with some familiar local faces!

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MARLOES SANDS IS THE BEST BEACH IN THE UK - click here to read - page down to number 23

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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SITE MAP

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MARLOES PUBLIC ACCESS DEFIBRILLATORS

The following two Defibrillators have now been installed:

Dale: On the castle wall near the gate leading to West Dale

St Ann’s Head: At the Old Lighthouse

Others are at:

Marloes Centre: on the toilet block wall next to the public telephone

Marloes Sands: On the toilet block on the old YHA building at Runwayskiln (by the Marloes Sands car park) See Defibrillator Map.