Pembrey was generally dominated by the Ashburnham family; the Earl lived at Pembrey house until the 1920s. The family's wealth was substantially drawn from Pembrey; as late as 1873 the Earl owned 7,568 acres in Wales.
Amelia Earhart Stayed at the Ashburnham Hotel in 1928!
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Just after noon on 18 June 18 1928, inhabitants of the nearby town of Burry Port in Carmarthenshire caught the heavy drone of aircraft engines. Looking skywards they were soon able to pick out the graceful lines of a small orange aeroplane making its way to them. The aircraft, named "Friendship," landed in the Loughor estuary and just after 12.40pm.
Inside the aeroplane was Miss Amelia Earhart who became the first woman ever to fly across the Atlantic ocean. Amelia Earhart was not the only person on board; with her in the plane were the pilot Wilmer Stultz and mechanic Lou Gordon, who had intended to leave Burry Port that same night, heading on to Southampton. However, they postponed their departure and spent the night in the Ashburnham Hotel.
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Our daughter had her wedding at the Ashburnham recently. As a family we cannot fault the service from all the staff. We stayed the whole weekend and nothing was too much trouble. Sue the wedding planner ensured all the plans ran smoothly, the rooms looked amazing, the food was delicious and all quite honestly at a very reasonable rate compared to over venues, plus when they say exclusive use they mean it, not just a portion of the hotel. We have been back for food with my parents and it was equally lovely. Please don't overlook this little gem."
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