Burry Port

Burry Port (Welsh: Porth Tywyn) is a small town five miles (8 km) outside the larger centre of Llanelli in Carmarthenshire, Wales, lying on the Loughor estuary. The town's population was 4,209 in the 2001 census.

The town is home to a harbour and is where Amelia Earhart landed as the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. The Pembrey Burrows sand dune and wetland system, home to a country park and the Cefn Sidan sands, lie nearby. The town also has a proud musical heritage and is also home to Burry Port Opera, Male Choir and Burry Port Town Band

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Burry Port Tidal Range
... The current sea level depths in the shipping year at Burry Port are the following Tide Height Mean High Water Springs (MHWS) 8.6 metres (28 ft) Mean High Water Neaps (M ...
Burry Port And Gwendraeth Valley Railway - Route
... and then followed the same general path as the main line with stations at Burry Port, Pembrey (both separate to the mainline stations), before turning up the valley ... met the south Wales main line through Ty Coch, where it became the Burry Port and Gwendraeth Railway ... Various small branches from the Burry Port and Gwendraeth Valley Railway fed out to the collieries and small villages like Rhiwlas and Llandyry ...
Kidwelly And Llanelly Canal - History - James Green's Extensions
... Another tramway was built from Burry Port to the coal levels at New Lodge, with a branch to Kilrhos ... link New Lodge to Pwll in due course, so that there would be a tramway link from Burry Port harbour to Llanelli the connection was eventually opened on 8 July 1837 ... At the southern end, access to Burry Port harbour required a deep cutting to be constructed, and this was completed by March 1835 ...
Burry Port RFC
... Burry Port Rugby Football Club is a rugby union team from the village of Burry Port in West Wales ...
Kidwelly And Llanelly Canal - Subsequent Development
... Most of the traffic was anthracite coal, which was shipped through Burry Port ... a new Act of Parliament, and became the Kidwelly and Burry Port Railway Company in 1865 ... The following year, the Burry Port and Gwendreath Valley Railway company was formed, by amalgamating with the Burry Port Harbour Company ...

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