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    Default A mystery place in Wales - Craigwen?

    Hi all,

    I would like to ask for help with finding a place in Wales where a body of Czech airman was washed ashore after the crash in Cardigan Bay.
    My source says: Craigwen near New Quay, Cardigan, Wales.
    I was able to find New Quay but not Craigwen - possibly it is spelled other way?

    Any ideas?

    TIA

    Pavel
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    Could it be Ceinewydd? that's the Welsh name for New Quay.

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    Perhaps the cliffs below Gaer-Wen at grid reference SN 344 565.
    Welsh cliffs tend to be called Craig followed by the nearest habitation hence Craig Wen.

    Sean.

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    Hi Jim and Sean,

    many thanks for prompt reply.
    As New Quay is listed in the source in English I suppose Sean is right.

    Sean - if I am right your grid position is here?
    http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=234450&y=256550&z=0&sv=sn344565&st=5

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    Hi Pavel,

    A useful tool for locating place names is Bing Maps, you can switch the map view from a Google Maps style view to the Ordnance Survey view which provides a lot more detail, inc minor place names, contour lines, forests and woodland etc.

    You'll need to zoom in to see it switch from standard map to the ordnance survey 1:50,000 scale, zoom further to get even more detail with the 1:25,000 maps which include fence boundaries etc.

    Hope this helps.

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    Spot on.
    There are two Gaer-wens, the one nearest the sea is an old fort and behind it is a farm of the same name.

    Sean

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    Sean many thanks, I am pretty sure it is the place I was looking for.

    Jim thanks for advice Bing Maps looks useful.

    Pavel
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