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We made an appeal to raise £750 to purchase the 6 foot version of the ‘There but not There Tommy’ logo to be installed outside St Mary’s Church in remembrance of the Fallen.  I am pleased to report that the money has been raised and we have now ordered our Tommy.  Participating in this national scheme raises money for Help for Heroes and other military charities which assist soldiers in need – so appropriate in this Year of Commemoration.  Thank you to everyone who contributed to this most worthy cause.


Unveiling of Pembroke Cenotaph June 1924 Unveiling of Pembroke Cenotaph June 1924

Pembroke Commemorates the centenary of WW1: in words, pictures, art and film


See our WW1 Exhibition in St Mary's Church  




We will add to this over the following months - If you have any information, photographs which may help us, please get in touch. The photographs and stories we collect will be published in a book 'Pembroke Commemorates' which will be funded by Heritage Lottery. This will be an important resource for the future.         


October Events


We continue with a maritime theme for our October talk on Saturday October 6th at Monkton Church Hall at 10.30am. Doors open from 10am for the Coffee Morning.  Keith Johnson will first give a talk entitled ‘From Pugwash to Pembroke: the Hurlows of Monkton’ and this will be followed by another opportunity to hear David James give an introduction to his book (following the successful book launch at Hancock' Yard ) and obtain a signed copy.

WW1 has been the dominant theme of this years' research and we are expanding our exhibition in St Mary's Church with an art installation.  We have arranged a drop in workshop with the VC Gallery, Pembroke Dock and encouraging people to paint a candle for a Fallen Hero.  We are creating a field of poppies painted on candles - each candle to bear the name of one the soldiers on Pembroke Cenotaph.  These will then be installed in the Church to bring home to people the large numbers of soldiers who died from one small town.

Finally this month, we have an evening talk by Terry John entitled 'The Tudor Spice Box: an insight into the variety of herbs and spices in a Tudor kitcnen and the weird and wonderful ways in which they were used'.This will take place in Monkton Church Hall at 7.30pm and entry is free. 


Lots to see on this site!


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Pembroke Museum

Situated in the old Courtroom of Pembroke Town Hall, our museum is a community project.

Free entry - organised and run by volunteers, Supported by PTC

Pembroke Museum

What's New?

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Pembrokeand Monkton History Blog


Through My Eyes: a community history of Pembroke & Monkton      

Our major digital story project, now complete and published with funding from HLF

The Project Team

Visit the Town Hall Murals

- a wonderful journey through time in pictures by George & Jeanne Lewis


George and Jeanne Lewis creators of the Pembroke Murals


The Pembroke Story

Follow 10,000 years of Pembroke's prestigious history through our History Pages.


Take a look at the many projects we are involved with..



and much more...


We are a voluntary group dedicated to raising the awareness of our history and preserving the memory for future generations.  So join us if you like - through popular demand we now have a membership at the nominal fee of £3 and welcome new members.  If you do not wish to join, our events remain free unless otherwise stated as for our fundraising quizzes.


All work carried out by members of this Society is voluntary  and there are plenty of volunteering opportunities.  We organise many events to promote our history and run Pembroke Museum.  We put up exhibitions and displays in support of community events and also support other voluntary organisations' fundraising efforts. We give talks, arrange walks and write articles.  And more.





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Pembroke Museum Logo by George Lewis



Henry VII Statue


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of old Pembroke