Orchard Park

Commanding wonderful views over Laugharne and the estuary, Orchard Park was built in 1950/51. Bones of a Beaker Folk who flourished c.2500 BC were discovered: the shoebox containing the bones is in St Martin's Church. Chips Jenkins, said - 'Orchard Park was commissioned by Carmarthen Rural District Council and the 56 houses are in the 'Cornish' style. The first house completed was No. 7 and my parents lived at No. 27. There are two original tenants left. Dodo Morgan (No. 6) had the first TV and used to let kids watch through the open window. Rents were 19 shillings a week, and if you couldn't pay you were given immediate notice to quit. For most residents this was the first time they'd had electric power, central heating, running water and inside loos. No more burying shit in the garden!'

View from the estuary

View from Orchard Park

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