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Jemima Nicholas: Auditions for invasion heroine role

A search has begun to find a new actress to play the part of an 18th Century heroine said to have repelled the last invasion of Britain.

Jemima Nicholas reputedly led a group of Welsh women in traditional costume to capture French soldiers who landed at Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, in 1797.

Yvonne Fox, who portrayed her at local events, died in 2010 after falling ill.

Fishguard and Goodwick town council said there was "huge support" for their efforts to find a new Jemima Nicholas.

Cemlyn Davies reports from the auditions in Fishguard.

Search launched for invasion heroine

  • 10 Apr 2013
  • From the section Wales