"I went a mile farther on the hills, and so came where they were digging in the tin mines.There were at least twenty mines all in sight, which employ a great many people at work almost night and day, but constantly all and every day, including the Lords Day, which they are forced to prevent their mines being overflowed with water".
"If the tin mines shut, it will be the end of places like St Just and Pendeen because they will become ghost towns".
"First and formost upon the shore descending southwards, Tenby, a proper fine towne well governed by a major, and strongly walled toward the land, looketh down into the sea from a drie cliffe, very famous for its commodious road for ships, and abundance also of fish there taken..."
(William Camden 1610)
"Before we quitted the coast, we saw Tenbigh, the most agreeable town on all of the sea coast of South Wales, except Pembroke, being a very good road for shipping and well frequented."