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Stories Sought for South Wales Marina As it Celebrates 30 Years on Milford Haven

24th March 2021
In south Wales the Milford Marina in Pembrokeshire, celebrates its 30th anniversary. The marina are seeking from local people and berth holders, past and present, to submit their stories to help capture the rich history of the development. In south Wales the Milford Marina in Pembrokeshire, celebrates its 30th anniversary. The marina are seeking from local people and berth holders, past and present, to submit their stories to help capture the rich history of the development. Credit: Port of Milford Haven-twitter

On the south west coast of Wales, Milford Marina is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and, to celebrate, the team are asking for local people to participate in marking the event.

Berth holders, past and present are invited to submit their stories to help capture the rich history of the development of the 225 berth marina built in 1991. Milford Marina has evolved and expanded to now offering over 300 berths.

The location of the marina on Milford Haven Waterway, is steeped in rich history and the team are celebrating this milestone by collating stories from the last 30 years to be used in the celebration campaign #MilfordMarina30.

Lucy Wonnacott, Marketing Manager for the Port of Milford Haven commented: “We are so proud and excited to be able to celebrate 30 years of Milford Marina! It is a key element in the exciting Waterfront development here in Milford Haven, and is home to so many brilliant stories. We want to celebrate those stories, and the community that have helped make it so successful. Please do get in touch with us, we hope you will join us on a historical voyage as we celebrate 30 years of Milford Marina!”

Milford Marina forms a central part of the Milford Waterfront development, which aims to create a vibrant destination in Pembrokeshire. You can find out more about Milford Waterfront here

If you have any memories or photos of Milford Marina from the last 30 years, please contact Naomi Hunt at [email protected] or call the marina on 01646 696 312

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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