Tenby's Welsh name, Dynbych y Pysgod (Little fortress of the fish) reflects its origins as a coastal fort. Although there is evidence of human habitation in the area dating back over 10,000 years, Tenby's history really began following the Norman invasion when they built a garrison town complete with St. Mary's Parish Church, the largest of its kind in Wales.
Attacks on the town by the native Welsh in the 13th Century resulted in the building of the town walls by William De Valence, Earl of Pembroke, and the town is one of the founding members of the multi-national Walled Town Friendship Circle.
Tenby's importance increased as trade with Europe flourished in late medieval times, and in 1566 Portuguese seamen landed the first oranges to be brought to Wales at Tenby harbour.
Civil War to the Plague in the 17th Century ravaged the town, but by the Georgian and Victorian eras Tenby was again flourishing as it became renown as a health resort and centre for botanical and geological study.
With its miles of European Blue Flag winning beaches, picturesque working harbour and rich heritage, Tenby continued to be known throughout the world as a fashionable and fun seaside resort.
Name of Clerk : Andrew Davies
Address : De Valence Pavilion, Upper Frog St, Tenby, Pembrokeshire. SA70 7JD
Telephone Number : 01834 842730
Fax Number : 01834 849094
E-mail Address : email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Website Address : www.tenbytowncouncil.co.uk
Town Council Office Opening Hours :
9am - 5pm Monday to Thursday
9am - 4.30pm Friday
Current Mayor : Cllr Mrs. Julie Evans
Town Councillors :
Cllr. Mrs. C Brown
Cllr. M Evans
Cllr. Mrs. J Evans
Cllr. Mrs. T Rossiter
Cllr. P Rapi
Cllr. Mrs. S Lane
Cllr. Mrs. T. Putwain
Cllr. Mrs. C Thomas
Cllr. T Hallett
Cllr. D Morgan
Cllr. Mrs. S. Williams
Citizen's Advice :
Community Education Centre, Greenhill Road
10a.m - 12 noon.
Market and/or Market Days :
Tenby Market Hall (Daily)
Tenby Veterinary Surgery, Marsh Road.
Job Centres :
JobCentre Hot Phone at De Valence Pavilion
Post Office :
Car Parks : North Beach, South Beach, Rectory, Salterns, Multi Storey
Public Toilets : South Beach, North Beach, Butts Field, The Salterns, Castle Beach, Multi storey, Upper Frog Street
Yorkshire Building Society
Inside John Francis Estate Agents
Venues for Hire :
Augustus Place Community Centre
Tenby Leisure Centre
Annual Events :
Tenby Firemen's carnival – first Wednesday in August.
Tenby Round Table Summer Spectacular – July August.
Tenby Folk Festival - August
Tenby Arts festival – September.
Tenby Blues Festival - November
Tenby Winter Carnival – December.
Tenby Bowling Club Gold Cup Week – August
Tenby in Bloom Flower Festival – July
Tenby Sailing Club Regatta – June.