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THERE BUT NOT THERE TOMMY

                        

Friday October 19th saw the installation of our 'Tommy' and the opening of our Remembrance Art Display - Field of the Fallen. Invited guests included the Leader of Pembrokeshire County Council, Cllr Aden Brinn and Mayor of Pembroke, Cllr Linda Brown as well as the Vicar of St Mary's, Rev Peter Jones. 

The poppy will always be a symbol of remembrance, inspired by the poem ‘In Flanders Fields’ written by Canadian physician Lt Colonel John McCrae. In commemorating the Fallen of WW1, therefore, we have created a field of poppies represented by candles, each painted with a poppy and each bearing the name of one of Pembroke’s  WW1 Fallen Heroes. Pembroke & Monkton Local History Society worked with the VC Gallery, Pembroke Dock, to create this art installation. During a community workshop at the Gallery, 97 candles were decorated with poppies.    

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Pembroke Cenotaph bears 86 names: our research has revealed 11 more who are not there but are honoured on the Church Memorials.  Placed together, the candles will serve to highlight the large numbers who gave their lives from just one small town during that War, a war which resulted in deaths and casualties on a massive scale.

 

‘Field of the Fallen’ is part of a larger project of the History Society: ‘Pembroke Commemorates the end of WW1 in Words, Pictures, Art and Film’, funded by Heritage Lottery.  The candles have been sponsored by local people to help fund our ‘There but not there Tommy’ which now stands by the Church Gate. Money was also raised through a ‘Local Giving’ appeal.

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See also our WW1 Exhibition in St Mary's Church  

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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.         

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Join us at our Commemoration Event on Saturday, November 10th in Pembroke Town Hall from 10am.

Also in November

 

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

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Pembrokeand Monkton History Blog

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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

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The Pembroke Story

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

Projects

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

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and much more...

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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.

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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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