Llanreath Sunset, Pembroke Dock, 14th May 2016
Llanreath is a small settlement in the town of Pembroke Dock. If you are local and know some history the name of the settlement is more in common with the bombing of the oil tanks in Llanreath on 19th August 1940. Eleven of the eighteen tanks had been destroyed when three German Junkers, escorted by two ME 109 fighters targeted the area. An estimated 33 millions gallons of oil was lost including a blaze which lasted eighteen days. In total there were 1,100 injuries & 5 deaths (all from Cardiff). A total of twenty-two brigades consisting of six hundred and fifty men from as far away as Birmingham was called upon to calm the fire.
Returning to the present day, Llanreath oil tanks is now a local golf club. At the bottom of Llanreath is a small bay which is only half a mile from where the oil tanks were placed. It is a rocky small bay with residential properties nearby, a lovely peaceful area. All the images below were taken during a sunset at mid tide.
Images from Llanreath Sunset
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