Pwll

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Pwll
Part of the Village of Pwll Near Llanelli - geograph.org.uk - 56782.jpg
A view of Pwll
Pwll is located in Carmarthenshire
Pwll
Pwll
Location within Carmarthenshire
OS grid referenceSN473010
Community
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLLANELLI
Postcode districtSA15
Dialling code01554
PoliceDyfed-Powys
FireMid and West Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
UK
Wales
Carmarthenshire
51°41′15″N 4°12′33″W / 51.687589°N 4.209093°W / 51.687589; -4.209093Coordinates: 51°41′15″N 4°12′33″W / 51.687589°N 4.209093°W / 51.687589; -4.209093

Pwll is a small coastal village, located between Llanelli and Burry Port. It has a local shop, pet shop, Post Office located in The Blue Anchor (Wednesdays and Fridays 12:00 until 15:00), a few pubs, a primary school and local football teams senior and junior and previously cricket until the team folded. The village is concentrated along the north of the A484. The land rises away from the coast providing a view of the Gower Peninsula (Penrhyn Gŵyr). The area is also where the The Millenium Coastal Path runs through allowing cyclists to get between Burry Port and Llanelli without the need of Cycling on the congested road during commuting hours.

Aviation history[edit]

On 17 June 1928 pioneering aviatrix Amelia Earhart landed near the village in a Fokker F.VIIb/3m after flying exactly 20 hours and 40 minutes non-stop from Trepassey Harbor, Newfoundland. She became the first woman to fly non-stop across the Atlantic. A commemorative blue plaque now marks the site.[1] As most of the flight was on instruments and Earhart because had no training for this type of flying, she did not pilot the aircraft. When interviewed after landing, she said, "Stultz did all the flying—had to. I was just baggage, like a sack of potatoes." She added, "... maybe someday I'll try it alone."[2] In 1932 she completed her solo Transatlantic solo flight.

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Dorrell, Richard. "Amelia Earhart memorial, Pwll." Archived November 2, 2017, at the Wayback Machine geograph.org.uk, July 4, 2013. Retrieved: July 9, 2017.
  2. ^ Goldstein, Donald M.; Dillon, Katherine V. (1997). Amelia: The Centennial Biography of an Aviation Pioneer. Brassey's. p. 54. ISBN 978-1-57488-134-9.