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Nov 4, 2012

Flattery got Milford Haven nowhere

Emma Hamilton, wife of Milford Haven's founder, had already borne Lord Nelson's child when the naval hero ...

was invited to the settlement in 1802. Nelson gave a speech at the New Inn - which was soon renamed the Lord Nelson Hotel - praising Milford's port facilities. Sir William Hamilton and his agent had calculated that this would encourage the Royal Navy to set up a dockyard at Milford, but their plans came to nought. To read the story, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes at the Lord Nelson Hotel. Or click here.