ABERAERON - acrylic on canvas - SOLD

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The town has a long history as a fishing port with many local people supplementing their meagre living from the land by fishing for herring during the season
In 1805 plans were laid to construct the harbour at the mouth of the Aeron River. This resulted in the town being greatly expanded with many fine houses being built. The great classic architect John Nash who built the near by Llanerchaeron mansion was reputedly involved in the planning of the new town.
Shipbuilding also flourished with over 60 sailing vessels being built including 35 schooners “the greyhound of the ocean” Aberaeron became a thriving and prosperous town.