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Ship at Amlwch, Anglesey, exporting copper

Elizabethan shipping records from the Welsh ports show an increasing trade in rough cloth and in minerals: copper from Anglesey, coal from Glamorgan. Imports were luxuries like wine and raisins from France and Spain, and building materials from Ireland. Much trade was transhipped on to smaller ports, or to the great entrepĂ´t of Bristol, like the 30,000 oranges that came into and out of Milford Haven in February 1586.

Catalogue reference: MPF 1/11 (date: 16th century)

Ship at Amlwch, Anglesey, exporting copper. Cat ref: MPF 1/11
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