HistoryPoints News

May 29, 2023

Making a fast profit in Tenby

Evan Jones of Llanelli offered the government £500 for St Catherine's Island, Tenby, and was astonished when his bid was accepted, as the authorities had spent far more on fortifying it. Seven years later, in 1914, Evan sold the island ...

to a Monmouthshire industrialist for four times what he'd paid. For more on the island's varied story - which encompasses a medieval chapel, Roman coins and a zoo - use your smartphone to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes by the bandstand on the mainland, from where you get a good view of the island. Or click here