As an 82-year-old Fishguard born ‘herring,’ and Cardiff resident, your report on the subject caught my eye.

I must start by saying that the present day ‘Twin Towns’ resemble nothing like those in which I grew up, and where my parents, Will and Greta Griffiths, ran two businesses started from scratch a few years after Will had returned from the Second World War.

Those were the days when RNAD Trecwn thrived, and, via the Harbour and direct railway connections to London Paddington, the towns were a stepping-stone between Eire and the UK. Will had participated in constructing ‘the Depot’ before being ‘called up’ to serve in the Royal Artillery. This, almost heavenly, state of affairs in the twin towns continued for a long time after I left for university, heavily funded by the investments my parents made there from very humble beginnings: as servant and maid respectively.

The same investments would later open up the world for me: this resulted from my skills not being conducive to the services of the private practice solicitors firms in Fishguard: nor, as I would find out, anywhere else for that matter.

I cannot pin-point when precisely the decline in the twin towns' prosperity began, but I witnessed the results, as, via a disgraceful rail transport system, I travelled home until my age caught up with me.

Their sight now compared with the glory days is sad and shameful What one earth have their elected representatives being doing to arrest a decline that started quite some time ago? DEREK GRIFFITHS, By email