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Apr 21, 2022

A lucky mistake near Solva

Navigational errors in boats were often unlucky - but not for palaeontologist John Salter in 1862. Making a wrong turn on the approach to Solva, Pembrokeshire, led him to identify fossils of a giant type of trilobite which he later got to name. For ...

more about his discovery and a photo of a fossil of the type, use your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes by the coast path at Porth y Rhaw. You'll also learn about the remnants of the prehistoric promontory fort near the path. The information is also available here