Talk:Milford Haven/Archive 1

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Are there any references to the fact, that locals call the town "Milford" and the waterway "The Haven"?

If it could be proven it would be worth putting in the article Agathoclea 13:06, 28 January 2006 (UTC)

Population (Haverfordwest/ Milford Haven rivalry)

Just thought I'd say something about the population issue which has been edited and re-edited. Milford Haven is officially the largest town in Pembrokeshire with a population a few hunder greater than that of the county town of Haverfordwest. This is because Merlin's Bridge lies outside of the official Haverfordwest town boundary and has it's own community council (despite being seen by many as a borough of that town). Therefore, Milford is Pembrokeshire's largest town whilst Haverfordwest and the neighbouring Merlin's Bridge is the largest settlement area. The difference in population between the two towns is very slight and hence the technical exclusion of Merlin's Bridge from Haverfordwest's boundary makes all the difference. Hope that explains everything. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:27, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, I started a new section not noticing your contribution here. Milford Haven is the second largest settlement in Pembrokeshire, according to the ONS 2001 census stats (download the Excel file from here[1]). I'm not sure whether their definition of Haverfordwest includes or excludes Merlin's Bridge, either way Haverfordwest is listed as slightly larger. Pondle (talk) 20:27, 27 March 2009 (UTC)
Ah, I apologise, I see your case - Milford Haven community has a population of 13,129, and Haverfordwest community has a population of 10,809.[2] Of course, these definitions are different to the "settlement" areas used by ONS, whereby Haverfordwest is more populous than Milford Haven! I will add a note to the lead to clarify. Sorry. Pondle (talk) 21:02, 27 March 2009 (UTC)


A whole chunk of text has been added to this article from [3] which I have deleted, but a lot of that information could be used if someone has the time to write it himself rather than copying. Agathoclea 21:38, 20 May 2006 (UTC)

If it was founded in the eighteenth century, how could Shakespeare have used it as a setting? - he was referring to the waterway, not the town.

Why no mention of the new Dragon and South Hook LNG facilities? (MrSumner) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:02, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

I know it may not be an 'official' translation but should some mention be made of the fact that Aberdaugleddau could be translated as "The mouth of the two swords", or "The mouth of the two sword rivers"? References can be found on this BBC page [4] and almost at the bottom of the page on this site [5]. Just wondering... (talk) 22:05, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

The lead, 27/03/09

This edit[6] gives undue weight to Haverfordwest - this is an article about Milford Haven. Also, the Wales Transport Strategy reference supports the claim re: the port's importance, the source doesn't say anything about the size of the LNG terminal. So I'd be grateful if the IP editor would please leave the cite note where it is - and ideally find a new one for the LNG terminal. Thanks. Pondle (talk) 20:23, 27 March 2009 (UTC)