|Pembrokeshire Herald General Advertiser, 8 November 1850, pg2, col 5 - available to view online from the National Library of Wales, Welsh Newspapers Online, http://welshnewspapers.llgc.org.uk/en/page/view/3053280/ART16|
Peter Crane, archaeologist for the Pembrokeshire National Park, has been in touch about a wreck reported by local people on the beach at Whitesands Bay, near St Davids. A check of the maritime record of the National Monuments Record of Wales, and a quick site visit to confirm the size of the timbers, suggests that the remains may be that of the ALADDIN.
|Is it a wreck? Local families are enjoying having this new feature on their favourite beach.|
The wreck is proving to be of great interest to local people.
|The tops of what is believed to be the forepart of the vessel are now showing above the sand.|
Also visible on the beach at the moment are the massive fallen timbers of an ancient forest and their associated peat deposits, dating to some 5500- 4500 years ago (NPRN 524782).
|Fallen trees and small expanses of peat and tree roots in amongst the large beach cobbles.|
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