Nothing much happens, say the locals, in the tiny village of Clynderwen in Pembrokeshire (population 550 and falling).But all that changed this week when an FBI team swooped, at the end of a fraud investigation spanning three continents, to arrest two 18-year-olds.He was first educated at the Coronation School in Pembroke Dock where his grandfather was the deputy head, then at the Grammar School and then onto Swansea College of Art for his degree.As a young man he was athletic, played rugby, tennis, squash and fenced but primarily he was an artist, a talent also evident in his mother and grandmother.
They were interviewed in the presence of their parents before being released on bail.Mr C Palmer Formerly of Pembroke Dock COLIN Palmer died peacefully at his home in Porthmadog on March 12 and, although he had lived in North Wales all his working life, in recent years there was an irresistible urge to return to his Pembroke Dock roots which he did catching up with some of his old school contemporaries.He was born in 1931 and had an idyllic pre-war boyhood during which he was involved in some rather exciting but dangerous escapades not least of which was a very daring swim across the Cleddau to Neyland.The village of Cenarth, a few miles away on the borders of Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire, is famous for its small waterfall Cenarth Falls and for its salmon fishing.The National Coracle Centre, a museum devoted to the small traditional boats, overlooks the Falls along with the old flour grinder Cenarth Mill.He did this successfully for over 60 years exhibiting widely.To this day, his ex-students speak of their Art classes with him as being different and great fun.The Wales national botanic gardens is set in parkland dating back about 400 years.The garden is both a visitor attraction and a centre for botanical research.A detective working on the case said: "It is a major fraud across the major continents of the world.The boys' motivation may not have been money - more the challenge of pulling something like this off."We have taken a pile of stuff from their homes and it is being photographed at police headquarters."Simon Fussell, landlord of the Iron Duke hotel in the village, said: "People living around here aren't switched on enough to know much about computers, so everyone is shocked."It's the last thing you would expect in a quiet ruralvillage like this."Another villager said: "I'm amazed.At one time it had a population higher than Cardiff. Peter\'s church is the largest parish church in Wales and also has the longest nave.The Welsh language is still spoken in most of the region.The amenities at Dolbryn are well thought out: original and refurbished farm buildings with separate heated wash facilities for ladies and gents; a family room with disabled access, a large fridge freezer for guests’ use and a laundry room with two washing machines.