Porthgain Pembrokeshire Original Artwork Mounted Greeting Card
Porthgain Coast as sketched out by a local Pembrokeshire artist. Porthgain was once the centre of the building industry in North Pembrokeshire, where granite and slate were quarried in close proximity fro c. 1850 and bricks were made from c. 1870.
From the first phase survives the terrace of single stores cottages (Y Stryd) and of the second, (Ty Mawr), the prominent warehouse in the centre, originally the brick making shed, originally accompanied by vast kilns.
From c 1900, with the decline of the slate industry (due to cheaper and better slate form North Wales, the granite was crushed for road-stone and of this phase survives the huge brick built hoppers housing the different grades of road-stone for unloading into the harbour.
Note the two whitewashed navigation beacons leading ships into the rather narrow harbour. From c 1930, industry suddenly declined and several of the buildings were cleared. The remainder are now mainly listed buildings or scheduled monuments.
- A5 Backing
- 6 x 4 image printed using fade resistant inks
- Design my local artist J. Fells
- Ships flat with cellophane and envelope
- Individually signed by the artist.