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Marine Hotel, Southerndown

In 1853, my great-great grandfather, Samuel Howells, moved from Marcross to Southerndown to be the first proprietor of the newly built Marine Hotel. His daughter, by then Margaret Davies, continued his work into the 20th century. In 1990, on a visit to Southerndown, I saw the building--by then a residence. Now, when I look at satellite views, I find a tennis court where I thought I had seen the old ediface. Am I disoriented, or has the building been torn down? . . . Incidently, my great-grandfather, John Jenkin Howell, married Mary Ann David (who inherited Penylan Farm in St. Bride's Major from her father, David David), and they operated the farm until they emigrated to Pennsylvania in 1886. Needless to say, a big part of my heart is strongly attached to the beautiful Marcross-Southerndown-St. Bride's Major triangle--and I often "visit" the area via Internet. Cheers.

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Re: Marine Hotel, Southerndown - by Terry Morgan - Aug 7, 2011 2:41am
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