Old Images of Tenby, Wales

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old postcard of Tenby
Vintage postcard of Tenby, showing the beach and sea front from an elevated position, with glimpses of the town beyond.

Glimpse history through old images of Tenby, in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

Tenby Before 1900

old picture of Tenby Castle
Old illustration of Tenby Castle, by John Grove Spurgeon, published in 199
old photo of St Catherine's Fort and bathers at Tenby in 1854
Old photo of St Catherine’s Rock and the horse drawn bathing huts on Tenby beach, taken about 1854.
old photo of Tenby from St Catherine's Rock
Old photo of Tenby from St Catherine’s Fort, showing the horse drawn bathing huts along the beach.
old picture of bathing carriages at Tenby
Victorian era postcard showing horse drawn bathing huts at the water’s edge in Tenby, With St Catherine’s Fort in the background.

Tenby in the Edwardian Era

View of Tenby Harbour and town
Black and white vintage postcard of an elevated view of Tenby Harbour and town, Wales
old photo of Tenby
Vintage postcard with an elevated view of Tenby, with a large fishing boat visible in the water below.
old photo of the bathing huts at South Sands Tenby
Old photo of the South Sands at Tenby, with horse drawn bathing huts on the beach. The photo was taken sometime between 1890 and 1905.
old photo of Tenby's Castle Hill
Old photo of Castle Hill at Tenby, with a line of horse drawn bathing hits parked neatly on the beach. The photo was taken sometime between 1890 and 1905.
old photo of Tenby Harbour
Old photo of Tenby Harbour, with many fishing boats in full sail. The photo was taken sometime between 1890 and 1905.
old photo of Tenby Harbour
Old photo of Tenby Harbour from a distance. The photo was taken sometime between 1890 and 1905.
old photo of St Catherine's Fort
Old photo of St Catherin’es Fort at Tenby, with sailing boats in the distance. The photo was taken sometime between 1890 and 1905.
old picture of North Sands at Tenby
Old picture looking down on North Sands at Tenby, with Goscar’s Rock in view
old photo of tenby wales
A photochrom of Goscar’s Rock and the beach at Tenby, Wales. Taken between 1895 and 1905. Part of the Detroit Publishing Company’s catalogue of 1905, which is now held at the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division archive.
old postcard of the church parade at Tenby
Everyone is out in their Sunday best clothes in this old postcard of the church parade in Tenby, Wales
Old postcard of a couple gazing out the window at Tenby's beach
“I am holding my own at Tenby” – an Edwardian era postcard showing a couple sitting in chairs, with one of them supposedly infirm, gazing out the window at people on Tenby’s beach by Goscar Rock
old photo of the steamer and pier at Tenby
Edwardian era postcard photo of the steamer at Tenby Pier, Wales. Crowds of people are assembled at the both ends of the pier, waiting for passage on the steamer, which is seen crowded with people
old photo of Tenby pier
Edwardian era postcard photo of the steamer leaving Tenby Pier, carrying many passengers. Crowds of people watch from the other side of the pier.
An old photo of the pier at Tenby
Edwardian era postcard photo of the steamer at Tenby Pier, Wales. Crowds of people are assembled at the pier, waiting for the steamer, which is seen crowded with passengers.
old photo of the pier at Tenby
Vintage postcard from the Edwardian Era, showing two women walk towards the pier at Tenby, Wales.
old photo of the Seamen's Mission at Tenby
Vintage postcard with a photo of the Seamen’s Mission in Tenby in 1913.
old photo of visitors at Tenby Castle
Vintage postcard from the Edwardian era, showing visitors at Tenby Castle.
old photo of children playing at Five Arches in Tenby
Vintage postcard photo of Five Arches at Tenby during the Edwardian era. There is a red letter box to the left. Along the quiet street there is one man walking, and ahead of him two girls play with a bicycle. Another cyclist rides along the deserted pavement.
old photo of the Five Arches at Tenby, including local people and businesses
Edwardian era photo of the Five Arches at Tenby in Wales, showing a small group of local people and nearby businesses
old photos of the Tudor Merchant's House in Tenby
Two vintage postcard photos of the Tudor Merchant’s House in Tenby, which used to be called The Old House. The first photo is from 1918. The second was taken after restoration work to the stone front, but is also a very old photo.
old photo of De Valance Gardens in Tenby in 1918
Vintage postcard photo of De Valance Gardens in Tenby, Wales. It appears to be the summer of 1918, during the final months of the Great War (later known as World War I). The ladies in long skirts are standing in front of a Union Jack flag.
old photo of Tenby Milk Supply merchant horse and cart
Vintage postcard with a black and white photo of the Tenby Milk Supply on horse and cart.
Old postcard of three Tenby lifeboat men
An old photo of three Tenby lifeboat men, wearing and carrying their sea rescue safety equipment.
old photo of a hunt meet at Tenby
Vintage postcard photo showing a fox hunting meet at Tenby, Wales. The crowds part for a formal horse driven carriage, making its way towards the group of beagles and riders. It’s also a great shot of the street and its buildings.
old photo of the High Street at Tenby
A vintage postcard shows horses and carts travelling down the High Street in Tenby, Wales.
old photo of fishing boats at Tenby
Vintage postcard photo of fishing boats at Tenby, Wales.
Old photo of the sepulchral slab of Isabella Verney
Old photo of the sepulchral slab of Isabella Vernal, located in Tenby Church, which was taken by H. Mortimer Allen, a resident of Tenby many years ago.

After WWI

old photo of the seaside at Tenby
Vintage postcard of Tenby, showing the North Beach from Castle Hill. Good view of the stone jetty and many of the town’s sea-front buildings.
old photo of Tenby
Vintage photo postcard of the jetty at Tenby, Pembrokeshire, at low tide.
old postcard of tenby at Goscar Rock
Vintage postcard of Goscar Rock at Tenby, Wales. Two structures have been built on the promenade – to provide shelter if it rains? In the background, there seem to be windbreaks or canvas bathing huts on the beach.
old photo of fishing boats at Tenby Harbour
Vintage postcard of a black and white photo of fishing boats at Tenby Harbour, with nearby buildings in the background.
old photo of the bathing huts at Tenby
Vintage postcard photo of the beach at South Sands in Tenby, Wales. There are several rows of wooden beach huts.
old photo of Tenby from the fort
Vintage postcard of Tenby from St Catherine’s Fort
old cigarette card with a photo of Tenby beach
Old cigarette card with a photo of Tenby beach.
old cigarette card of Tenby
Old cigarette card with a picture of Tenby Castle.
Old black and white aerial view of Tenby Wales
Old black and white aerial view of Tenby in Wales, printed on an old postcard
Old black and white postcard of fishing boats at Tenby's Harbour, Wales
Old black and white postcard of fishing boats at Tenby’s Harbour, Wales
Old picture of Tenby Harbour and Castle Hill Tenby
Old postcard showing Tenby Harbour and Castle Hill, with the Royal Pier, stone jetty, and traditional sailing boats
Old postcard of Tenby from the North Cliffs
Vintage postcard with a photo of Tenby from the North Cliffs, showing the pier, jetty, and some of the town’s buildings.
old postcard of the Five Arches in Tenby
Vintage postcard of the Five Arches in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales. You can glimpse one of the shop windows in the street beyond.
old photo of the Catholic Church in Tenby, Wales
Vintage postcard with a black and white photo of the Catholic Church in Tenby, Wales.
old photo of the beach at Tenby
Vintage postcard of the beach at Tenby, which appears to have some canvas bathing huts lined in a row.
old photo of the town walls and Five arches at Tenby
Old photo on a vintage postcard showing an old-fashioned car driving along the road next to the town walls, with Five Arches in the background.
old photo of a Tenby Street
Vintage postcard of Tenby. An old-fashioned car is parked on the side of the road, while groups of people walk along the street looking in at the shop windows. We can also see a pretty street lamp, and the sign for a hotel which is just out of sight.
Old postcard of Tenby, showing the harbour town in its setting
Old postcard of Tenby, showing the harbour town in its seaside setting
old postcard photo of Tenby Harbour
Vintage postcard photo of the boats at Tenby Harbour, looking up towards the sea front hotels and buildings.
old postcard of Tenby
Vintage postcard of Tenby Harbour, with old-fashioned cars parked near the boats, and nearby buildings in the background.
old photo of Tenby Harbour
Vintage postcard photo of Tenby Harbour, with old-fashioned cars parked on the quayside. Local streets and buildings rise up in the background.
old postcard of Tenby Harbour in Wales
Vintage postcard photo showing fishing vessels and rowing boats at Tenby Harbour, with sea-front hotels and buildings in the background
Old postcard of Tenby Harbour
Old postcard of Tenby Harbour, with an old-fashioned lorry parked by the arch.
old photo of a street in Tenby
Vintage postcard photo showing a street in Tenby, an old-fashioned car travelling along it, and the Castle Hill streets and buildings rising up into the distance
old photo of a street in Tenby
Vintage postcard photo of a street in Tenby, Pebrokeshire
old photo of Tenby High Street
Vintage postcard with a black and white photo of the High Street in Tenby. Old-fashioned cars are parked across both sides of the road.
old photo of the High Street in Tenby
Vintage postcard with a black and white photo of the High Street in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales. I’ve added a closeup of the same photo to display more details. Old-fashioned cars are parked at each side of the road, and a number of people walk along the pavements. In the distance, a man on a motorbike passes a building advertising ‘Gold Flake’.
old photo of the Campbell steamer at Tenby
Vintage postcard of the Campbell steamer at the jetty in Tenby Harbour. A long line of old-fashioned cars are parked on the other side of the harbour.
Old postcard of Five Arches at Tenby
Old postcard of Five Arches at Tenby, Wales, showing three blurry figures in the foreground, and nearby buildings in the background
Old postcard of St Mark's Church in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, showing old fashioned cars parked outside
Old postcard of St Mark’s Church in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, showing old fashioned cars parked outside
old photo of Tenby Harbour
Vintage postcard of Tenby Harbour, with a black and white photo of the harbour buildings and moored boats. In the background is Goscar Rock, the end of the stone jetty, and a glimpse of some of the buildings in town.
old photo of Tenby Harbour
Vintage postcard photo of Tenby Harbour. One of the old fishing boats lies in a ruinous state, reduced to a wooden skeletal outline of its former self.
old photo of fishing boats at Tenby
Vintage postcard photo of fishing boats at Tenby, with local sea-front buildings in the background.
Old postcard of a man rowing out to fishing boats at Tenby Harbour
Old postcard of a man rowing out to fishing boats at Tenby Harbour, Wales
old photo of tenby from the fort
Vintage postcard photo of the beach at Tenby, with hotels and other building behind it. Taken from St Catherine’s Fort.
old postcard of people at the beach in Tenby
Vintage postcard photo showing holidaymakers enjoying the each at Tenby in Wales. There appears to be a row of beach huts between the beach and the promenade.
Black and white vintage postcard showing Tenby's beach
Black and white vintage postcard showing Tenby’s beach by Goscar’s Rock busy with holidaymakers
old photo of boats at Tenby
Vintage postcard showing the boats of Tenby Harbour at low tide, with seafront buildings in the background.
old postcard of Tenby Harbour
Vintage postcard with a black and white photo of Tenby Harbour. Old fasioned cars are parked on the jetty and across the water, while families play down at the water’s edge.
old photo of Tenby Harbour
Vintage postcard with a black and white photo of boats in Tenby Harbour, with nearby buildings.
old photo of Tenby
Vintage postcard of a black and white photo of people enjoying a boat ride at Tenby, with many seafront buildings in the background.
old photo of St Catherin'e Isle
Vintage postcard photo of St Catherine’s Fort at Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales
old photo of St Catherine's Fort at Tenby
Vintage postcard photo of St Catherine’s Fort at Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales. A man and two children stand next to a wooden boat on the beach.
old photo of the Atlantic Hotel in Tenby Wales
Vintage postcard with a photo of the Atlantic Hotel in Tenby, Wales.
Old postcard of a steamer, boats and cars at Tenby, Pembrokeshire
Old postcard of a steamer, boats and cars at Tenby, Pembrokeshire
old photo of holidaymakers at South Shore in Tenby
Vintage postcard photo showing holidaymakers relaxing in deck chairs on the beach at South Shore, Tenby, Pembrokeshire
old photo of the sands and Goscar Rock Tenby
Vintage postcard of Goscar Rock at Tenby, Pembrokeshire.
old postcard of Tenby
Vintage postcard of the boats and buildings at the seafront in Tenby, as families paddle at the water’s edge.
old photo of the beach at Tenby
Vintage colour postcard showing people enjoying a day at the beach at Tenby, with St Catherine’s Fort in the background.
old aerial view of Tenby
Old postcard photo showing Tenby from the air, including the Harbour, Castle Hill, and part of the town. The cross presumably marks the location where the postcard sender was staying.
old postcard of Five Arches tenby
Vintage postcard photo showing the Five Arches at Tenby, Pembrokeshire. Cars are parked on both sides of the road, and we glimpse other nearby buildings.
old photo of Five Arches in Tenby
Vintage postcard of the Five Arches at Tenby, Pembrokeshire.
old photo of St Catherine's Fort at Tenby
Vintage postcard showing St Catherine’s Fort from the Tenby seafront.
old back and white photo of children playing on the beach at Tenby
old back and white photo of children playing on the beach at Tenby, Pembrokeshire

Tenby in the 1980s

1980s postcard showing the Tudor Merchant's house at Tenby, Pembrokeshire
1980s postcard showing the Tudor Merchant’s house at Tenby, Pembrokeshire
old photo of two children in a Tenby alleyway
Vintage postcard of two children walking down an alleyway in Tenby. The Tudor Merchant’s House is behind them, with a glimpse of the sea.
old aerial photo of Tenby
Vintage postcard with an aerial view of Tenby Harbour, Castle Hill, and some of the town.
old aerial photo of Tenby and Castle Hill
Vintage postcard with an aerial view of Tenby and Castle Hill.
old photo of Tenby Harbour in the 1980s
Vintage postcard photo of Tenby Harbour and the Red Dinghies, probably in the 1980s.
Vintage postcard of Tenby Harbour
Vintage postcard of Tenby Harbour, Pembrokeshire, probably in the 1980s
old photo of Tenby Harbour's Red Dinghies
Vintage postcard with a colour photo of the red dinghies at Tenby Harbour.
1980s postcard of tourists on a pleasure boat at Tenby Harbour
1980s postcard of tourists on a pleasure boat at Tenby Harbour, Wales

Tenby Through Time

The Time Travel Artist on YouTube cleverly used old pictures and photographs to transform Tenby’s streets back to the way they were many years ago.

Wales: Tenby Harbour Through Time (2020 to 1820): The Time Travel Artist (YouTube)

High Street Tenby

old photo of the High Street at Tenby
A vintage postcard shows horses and carts travelling down the High Street in Tenby, Wales.
old photo of a Tenby Street
Vintage postcard of Tenby. An old-fashioned car is parked on the side of the road, while groups of people walk along the street looking in at the shop windows. We can also see a pretty street lamp, and the sign for a hotel which is just out of sight.

Tenby Harbour

old photo of Tenby Harbour
Old photo of Tenby Harbour from a distance. The photo was taken sometime between 1890 and 1905.

old photo of Tenby Harbour in the 1980s
Vintage postcard photo of Tenby Harbour and the Red Dinghies, probably in the 1980s.
old photo of fishing boats at Tenby Harbour
Vintage postcard of a black and white photo of fishing boats at Tenby Harbour, with nearby buildings in the background.
old photo of Tenby Harbour
Vintage postcard photo of Tenby Harbour. One of the old fishing boats lies in a ruinous state, reduced to a wooden skeletal outline of its former self.
Old postcard of Tenby Harbour
Old postcard of Tenby Harbour, with an old-fashioned lorry parked by the arch.
old photo of Tenby Harbour
Vintage postcard photo of Tenby Harbour, with old-fashioned cars parked on the quayside. Local streets and buildings rise up in the background.

Five Arches at Tenby

old photo of children playing at Five Arches in Tenby
Vintage postcard photo of Five Arches at Tenby during the Edwardian era. There is a red letter box to the left. Along the quiet street there is one man walking, and ahead of him two girls play with a bicycle. Another cyclist rides along the deserted pavement.
old photo of the town walls and Five arches at Tenby
Old photo on a vintage postcard showing an old-fashioned car driving along the road next to the town walls, with Five Arches in the background.
old photo of Five Arches in Tenby
Vintage postcard of the Five Arches at Tenby, Pembrokeshire.
old photo of the Five Arches at Tenby, including local people and businesses
Edwardian era photo of the Five Arches at Tenby in Wales, showing a small group of local people and nearby businesses

Tenby’s Old Picture Postcards

Old cigarette card of Tenby's Five Arches
Old cigarette card of Tenby’s Five Arches, showingmen admiring the structure and a lady in traditional Welsh costume approaching it
old picture of the Old Ice House at Tenby
Vintage postcard with an artist’s painting of the old ice house at Tenby, Wales.
old painting of the Imperial Hotel in Tenby
Vintage postcard with an artist’s picture of the Imperial Hotel in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
picture of tenby
Vintage postcard with an artist’s picture of Tenby’s Harbour.
vintage postcard painting of the Five Arches at Tenby
An artist’s picture postcard of the Five Arches at Tenby, Pembrokeshire
old painting of Tenby seaside
Artist’s picture of the seaside at Tenby, Wales, printed on a vintage postcard
old painting of Tenby Fair
Painting of Tenby Fair, printed on a vintage postcard
Old painting of the Five Arches in Tenby
Old painting of the Five Arches in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, probably from the mid-20th century

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