Green Banks

Geese and cocklers' donkeys used to graze here until the 1960s. In the 19th century there were donkey derbies; the victor saluted with Handel's, 'See The Conquering Hero Comes'. Every June dozens of cars park up as part of the annual Under Milk Wood Run for classic cars which journey to Laugharne from the Gower. Dylan Thomas once said he wanted to be buried on the Green Banks and it's the location of the 'crystal harbour vale' in his poem, Over Sir John's Hill. A 1904 Tourist Guide said, 'There is one important drawback: there are no bathing machines. They would add to the attraction... in addition to their advantage from a moral point of view. However, several caves are used for this purpose.'



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