Nine Pubs
There were nine Public Houses in Moylegrove during the nineteenth century. Two of these were at Ceibwr. 
At Ceibwr small flat bottomed boats carrying cargos of Limestone and Culm would come in at high tide, as the tide went out the boats would be left on the shore for frantic unloading of their cargo into waiting horse drawn carts. The Limestone was converted in the Lime Kiln to burnt lime for spreading on the land to improve the soil.There were two kilns, but only one remains now. Culm, a mixture of coal dust and clay, was brought from Swansea as a low cost fuel.
Smuggling of French cognac at Ceibwr was said to be the "last invasion" of this country. 
Improved transport at the end of the nineteenth century, led to the demise of Ceibwr as a port. The last ship arrived in 1926, large numbers turned up to witness the end of an era. The railway at Cardigan brought prepared lime and coal, Motor vehicles soon became popular for haulage, although it is said that early models were slower than a horse and cart. The pubs soon closed with the New Inn hanging on until 1904.
The unspoilt beauty and remnants of history will now be preserved as Ceibwr belongs to the National Trust, kindly donated by Wynford and Charlotte Vaughan Thomas in 1983. 

 

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