Bertie, lobsterman to The Queen, dies aged 80

A former Cardigan Bay fisherman who made world news when the Royal Yacht Britannia stopped and The Queen purchased lobsters from him, has died at his Poppit Sands home. Boat owner Bertram Wynn, popularly known as Bertie, along with crew member and close friend Robert ‘Tonka’ Rees, made daily trips to sea from their Cei Bach base near Poppit to pick up and set strings of lobster pots.  In the summer of 1989 they were a few miles off Cardigan Island when to their amazement the Royal Yacht, conveying The Queen for her annual holiday at Balmoral in Scotland, stopped and the royals waved to them.  click here to read the story 08:39

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