4:00pm Friday 27th September 2013
MILFORD Fish Docks is inviting people to help celebrate its 125th anniversary this weekend.
To mark the special occasion, The Port of Milford Haven has joined forces with Milford Museum to allow free entry for all visitors tomorrow (Saturday, September 28) from10am until 4pm.
It was 125 years ago, in September 1888, when Milford Fish Docks welcomed its first vessel, the Sybil. Her arrival marked the beginning of 70 years of prosperity for the town, as it became renowned around the world as a major fishing port.
To this day, the Port of Milford Haven is Wales’ largest fishing port and is located in one of the deepest natural harbours in the world. It operates a 24/7 service to the fishing industry and handles 29% of Britain’s seaborne trade in oil and gas.
Widely recognised as an energy hub, its future is also looking bright with the launch of the Milford Dock Master Plan.
It will see investment of more than £60 million to redevelop the area, creating a unique waterfront destination that will benefit the marina and fishing industry as well as the centre of Milford and the wider community. It will also support local jobs and attract thousands more visitors each year.
For more information on the Master Plan and to take part in a quiz on Milford Haven’s history, visit: http://www.mhpa.co.uk/
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