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     Ted Goddard, Frank Harries and David James                                                                                                                The event drew a large audience to the Town Hall


Pembroke & Monkton Local History Society’s 'Year of the Sea' event in Pembroke Town Hall proved very popular – around 90 people attended which demonstrates a very great interest in our maritime history!

This was a joint event with West Wales Maritime Heritage Society, a Society we are pleased to work with and which has made a great contribution to Pembroke Museum.  There were two speakers.  First Ted Goddard gave a fascinating account of the Early Days of the Dockyard and some of the ships which were built there. It is amazing to learn what was achieved by this town of Pembroke Dock – it is hard to believe now that it was a world leader in shipbuilding in the 19th century.  It built Royal Yachts and many famous ships. One of these, Ted told us, was HMS Erebus, one of Sir John Franklin's ships on his fateful last expedition.

A ship that is very dear to local people is the Warrior and David James of West Wales Maritime Heritage Society shared his memories of the ship when she was a moored off Llanion where she was used as an oil fuel hulk.  He remembered fishing off there as a boy while others in the audience joined in with their memories.  One of these was Frank Harries who worked there and had amusing anecdotes to share. 

In 1976  Warrior was towed away for renovation at Hartlepool.  Now restored to all her former glory, she can be seen in the Royal Dockyard, Portsmouth.

Warrior at Pembroke Dock                                                Warrior restored at Portsmouth



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

WE NEED YOUR HELP! We are researching the people behind the names on Pembroke Cenotaph, a project in which we hope to engage the whole community.  Go to our Projects Page to find out more.


NB. There will be no Saturday meeting in April because of Easter. Likewise in May because of the Bank Holiday.



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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

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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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