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Civil War cannonball discovered by teens

3 Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi friends’ unusual find: George Monders, Iestyn Evans and Taylor Harries discover a Civil War artifact
3 Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi friends’ unusual find: George Monders,
Iestyn Evans and Taylor Harries discover a Civil War artifact

THREE LOCAL Cardigan teenagers recently stumbled upon a 400-year-old surprise while they were beachcombing at Patch.

13-year-old Ysgol Uwchradd Ab­erteifi classmates George Monders, Iestyn Evans and Taylor Harries, man­aged to find a cannonball which was discovered to date back to the Civil War.

George said: “We saw this big, round lump covered in barnacles and thought that it looked cool. We broke it apart and the cannonball rolled out.”

The three young people took their find into Cardigan Castle, which hous­es its own cannonball relic.

Sue Lewis, Facilities Officer for Cardigan Castle, said: “The castle was pounded with cannonfire by Crom­well’s troops in the Civil War. They were stationed opposite the castle across the River Teifi and bombareded the castle walls for days.

“Many of the cannonballs ended up in the river so I wouldn’t be sur­prised if the boys’ find was one that took centuries to migrate down the river bed.”

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