Pwlldu Bay photo
Pwlldu Bay, Gower
What an impressive bay; sloping golden sands, high storm beach of bluey-white pebbles, almost a lagoon behind the storm beach, thickly wooded cliffs and valley and a few small cottages. A peaceful haven. But in the 19th century this spot was a hive of industry; the cliffs were quarried for limestone, the limestone was burned and shipped here to North Devon fields to be spread on the land, ships carrying this were beached awaiting their cargoes, and workers and sailors crowded the public houses, which is what these white cottages once were.
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