I DON'T know about you, but I believe that our TRM page is so popular because of the thoughts, comments and feedback from readers, (I try to include them all) plus, of course, all the evocative photos offering us the chance to wallow, weekly, in memories of Milford, and sometimes beyond.

First this week, is a Facebook message from Richard Barnes.

"Hello Jeff, your photo of point-to-point reminded me when I stayed in Glenowen House in the 1970s. Allen George Richards owned the large house and extensive gardens. He had a kind nature and he showed me the stables and piggery, along with the apple orchard.

“During the point-to-point races at Scoveston, they would borrow some chairs for spectators to watch.

“His father also used to run in the old days. They came from Bicton Farm in St Ishmaels, where Allen used to visit his family."

Thanks Richard...your mention of Bicton Farm reminded me of my mum, one of the hardworking stalwarts of ‘spud-bashing’ in the 1950s and 60s, as I recall this was one of the farms she worked on.

I had a call this week from Ivy Smith, another old employee of the town hall, who after our recent coverage of it, said that about 18 months ago, she gave a pamphlet to the Milford Museum, which included full and precise details of all the town hall's furnishings etc...so, if anyone ever wanted to check it out, there you go.

Thanks Ivy.

Here's another recent email, this one comes from Suzanne Scoble.

"Could you please find out for me when and why Milford's station was demolished? I know other people are puzzled as well, and I have heard it was a beautiful building.

“I would appreciate it if you could find a picture and put it in your column."

Cheers Suzanne...if anyone can help, please get in touch.

I'm including three photos of the station, two of which were kindly provided in an email by Milford's Eddie Setterfield, who also had these few thoughts to share.

"Hi Jeff…here are pictures of Milford Railway Station. You can see the second rail that was made for the fish train coming from the fish market going to London, Billingsgate.

“It took four hours non-stop running, twice a day, with fish boxes all numbered, ready to sell.

“Where the new sewer works is on Goosepill side, were two railway lines, running from the docks, that the coal arriving from the coal mines around St Brides to Broad Haven was stored, ready to be brought down by one of the two small docks steam engines, that ran all over the docks supplying coal, plus moving the railway trucks to and from the docks to the outside line, ready for Great Western Railway's steam engines to take to London, full of fish, all packed in ice from one of the three ice factories on the docks.

“You may be interested to know that at the very start of the docks fishing industry, it was decided to build a new reservoir at Thornton, to not only supply the town of Milford Haven, but also the town as well.

“This was done by the-then Milford Haven District Council. A very progressive town, that, at the same time, also built the first gas and electricity plant at what is now known as the Milford laundry.

“The reservoir at Thornton became redundant as the town grew, so MHDC decided to build Rosebush Reservoir in the Preselis. At the time the MHUDC asked H/west DC to join them in this venture, but they declined.

“We had mountain spring water on-tap throughout the town of Milford Haven. This was to finish when the old Pembs Water Board decided to cut Milford town off from its piped water system, and use Preseli to supply the north of the county. So now our water comes from the dam at Llysyfran, coming down stream to Canaston Woods, where they have two large settlement ponds, then it is piped to Bolton Hill water treatment plant, then piped to Milford Haven. We no longer say we drink spring tap water.

“Milford did treat all its incoming water at Lower Priory, this was from the old Thornton reservoir, then they built a very large treatment plant at Rosebush village.

“I had a book given to me by ex-councillor Eddie Gough, it was a hard cover book on the water rights from Rosebush to our town, showing all the farms and villages who had been paid for the town of Milford Haven to have fresh piped water on tap.

“The old Thornton reservoir, after it was made redundant, was leased by a local fishing group who stocked the lake with trout."

Thanks Eddie.

Now teaser time.

Last week's answer was 12 (included the deceased birds) and was well spotted by Les Haynes, Gerry Thomas, Margaret Jones, Anne and Jets Llewellyn, Elinor Jones.

Many thanks to all who got in touch.

I'll leave you with this one, and advise you to read it carefully.

What building has the most stories?

That's all for now folks.