on 28/3/02 11:05 am, SiusaidhC(a)aol.com at SiusaidhC(a)aol.com wrote:
I have joined this list in an effort to find out more about The Bay Hotel in
Fishguard. I understand from some information from the owners that it was
used as a rest home during the first world war for officers?
Can anyone amongst you tell me when it ceased to be used as this and returned
to being a hotel? Was it still being used as a rest home in April of 1919?
How can I find out? My grandmother is listed as 'resident' there on April 8th
1919, I just wonder if she was a nurse or on the staff in some form?
I hope someone can help me,
I can't answer your specific question, but can give a little information
The Fishguard Bay Hotel started life as Wyncliffe House. In the 1891 census
the head of household was Alfred Morrison, and 26 people lived in the house
including 19 servants and 3 visitors.
I have a book with a photograph of the Fishguard Bay Hotel which refers to
it as being "previously the Wyncliff Hotel".
The Fishguard Bay Railway and Pier Company purchased the house in 1896 and
it opened in 1898 as the Wyncliffe Hotel. It later came under the aegis of
the Great Western Railway and this is when it probably became the Fishguard
The February 1921 issue of the Great Western Railway Magazine has a picture
of the hotel with the information "This hotel is under the management of the
Great Western Railway Company".
With the hotel's close connections with the GWR, perhaps the GWR records at
the PRO Kew will provide the answer.