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The Battle of Fishguard, 1797

Postby Mark » February 22nd, 2013, 11:26 pm

Today is the 216th anniversary of the Battle fo Fishguard which was a short and minor campaign fought between 22nd and 24th February 1797. Although minor and now almost forgotten it is perhaps still important to remember since it was the last time Britain was invaded by a foreign hostile force. Learn more about the battle by visiting the following Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fishguard

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Re: The Battle of Fishguard, 1797

Postby unclearthur » February 24th, 2013, 8:48 am

Aye. If you ever come across a Welsh woman with a tall hat and a pitchfork, you'd better start running, buttie ;)
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Re: The Battle of Fishguard, 1797

Postby PunkReaper » February 26th, 2013, 3:20 pm

Well you learn something new everyday.....
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Re: The Battle of Fishguard, 1797

Postby John Waller » February 28th, 2013, 1:31 pm

I was in Fishguard a couple of years ago when on holiday. There is a splendid embroidary work, in a Bayeaux Tapestry stylee, in the Town Hall which is worth a look. http://www.fishguardartssociety.org.uk/ ... estry.html

Follow with a visit to the Royal Oak pub where the French surrendered.
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Re: The Battle of Fishguard, 1797

Postby Mark » February 28th, 2013, 3:41 pm

John Waller wrote:Follow with a visit to the Royal Oak pub where the French surrendered.


Now that sounds like a great plan! ;)

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