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Pembrey and Pendine Weekend

Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th September 2010.

A fantastic weekend at Pembrey Country Park organised by Aled, with a trip to see BABS at Pendine Sands and a bit of culture visiting Dylan Thomas Boathouseand his writing shed at Laugharne. The park consists of some 5.2 square kilometres of land, there are seven miles of sandy beach with views of the north of the Gower Peninsula. The inland areas of the park contain a number of visitor attractions, ski slope, tobogan run, go ape. The park served as a railway and an airport during World War II, and bunkers and pill boxes still remain today on view.

8 Imps attended

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Hillman Imps at Pembrey Country Park our camp in the background

at Laugharne

Pendine Sands


Impers young and old having fun

The Gurns and Keith relaxing

Impers arriving at Laugharne

Little Imps on bigger Imps at Pendine Sands

On the Model Train at Pembrey Country Park



Laugharne Castle

Dylan Thomas Boathouse and his writing shed at (Laugharne)

BABS Pendine Museum         J G Parry Thomas  christened the car 'Babs' and after carrying out considerable amount of work took it to Pendine for a crack at the land speed record. In January 1927 he achieved a top speed of 174.883 mph. In March he tried to regain the record from Malcolm Campbell but there was a horrific accident and he was killed at Pendine. The car was buried in a big hole on the beach. Forty years later, Owen Wyn-Owen, an engineering lecturer form Bangor Technical College was keen on the idea of digging up Babs from the sand with a view to a complete restoration.  In 1969 the car was excavated and so began 15 years of painstaking restoration work to make Babs run again.

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