The village of Aberporth, on the magnificent Ceredigion coast in West Wales, is sprawling, windswept and a good 50 minutes’ drive from the nearest train station. For centuries, it was a bustling fishing village; a launchpad for herring fisherman and seafaring heroes. Today, there is just one fishing boat left — a sunshine yellow trawler called ‘Shaun the Prawn’ — a graveyard full of mariners, a couple of shops, a deserted-looking hotel, one pub and an ever-shrinking population. In summer, this is an exquisite spot, but on a winter afternoon, with villagers hurrying against the chill in knitted jumpers, it is not at its best. It smells of coal smoke and sea spray. The gulls are squealing, the beach is empty and the cafes are closed until Easter. Jane Fryer with some of the glass bottles of milk at the local convenience store in Aberporth, west Wales Gethin James who owns a local take away cafe with some of the items he will be swapping to non-plastic in Aberporth, west Wales So it doesn’t seem like the plucky pioneer, the leader, even, of Britain’s anti-plastic campaign. Or the sort of place that could turn the tide on the millions of… Read full this story
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