The Last Invasion Tapestry Gallery, Fishguard

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The internationally famous tapestry has been viewed by visitors from all over the world. It was commissioned by the Fishguard Arts Society to commemorate the Bicentenary of the Last Invasion of Britain in 1997 and is on display at Fishguard Town Hall in The Last Invasion Tapestry Gallery. Entry is free.

The tapestry is 30.4m long by 53cm deep and took four years to complete by seventy-seven local people.178 different colours of wool were used in the embroidery and more than 40,000 hours went into the stitching. The tapestry incorporates actual events and local legends of the historical facts. The colours of the tapestry flow from day to night to day. The main events are described briefly in Welsh and English lettering in the borders.

The first character in the tapestry is Nelly Phillips, a nine year old, who was the first to sight the approaching ships.

It was designed in a similar format and is the same depth as the Bayeux Tapestry which tells the story of the Norman Invasion of Britain in 1066.

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  • The tapestry shares an important and little known piece of local history. As well, the tapestry was an amazing project to undertake. Good to combine a visit to the tapestry with a visit to the Fishgua...  more »
  • The tapestry is a wonderful piece of work from local sewing people and historians. Well worth a visit. We were allowed to take our well behaved dog in, which was helpful as otherwise one of us would h...  more »
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