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Aug 17, 2013

Shipwreck showed Cardi generosity

Ceredigion residents are stereotyped as misers, but when a collection was held in Aberystwyth in 1861 for the ...
Category: General
Posted by: RhodriClark

local people who rescued the crew of the schooner Aquila the tally came to well over £23. The money was distributed to the rescuers including a Mrs Rees, who had gone into the sea to save a man after one of the rescue boats capsized. The incident led to the formation of the RNLI's Aberystwyth branch. The RNLI keeps a lifeboat there to this day. To read the story of this heroic rescue, scan the QR codes on the prom, near the pier. Or click here.