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HENRY TRIUMPHANT !

The unveiling of the statue of Henry VII in Pembroke June 10th - picture by Martin Caveney

A statue of Henry VII - for so long an aspiration for so many - became a reality on June 10th when the Lord Lieutenant of Dyfed unveiled Henry's statue on Pembroke Mill Bridge.  Despite the rain, large crowds assembled to witness the event and view the stunning statue created by Harriet Addyman.

Following the unveiling a programme of activities took place on the Quay, organised by Pembroke Town Council and from 5pm bands played in the marquee throughout the evening until 10.30pm. All agreed it was a day to remember!

photographs by Martin Caveney

 

THE LAUNCH OF OUR DIGITAL TOWN TRAIL!

The launch of the Town Trail with members of Pembs County Council, Town Council and Civic Trust

Cover of Pembroke Town Trail

Linda Asman and George Lewis who between them produced the booklet

Last year saw the launch of the new Pembroke Town Trail, a project of Pembroke Town Council and match funded by Pembrokeshire County Council's Town Centre Support Programme.  The Trail starts at Pembroke Town Hall which houses the Museum and Pembroke Murals and the route is marked out in 30 bronze plaques.  The Town Trail booklet can be obtained from Pembroke Town Hall, the Castle, Information Centre and various shops in the town and costs just £1.50. The beautifully produced book, designed as a keepsake, is illustrated with line drawings by local artist George Lewis and has a fold out map. All proceeds in support of Pembroke Museum.

Now with funding from the Heritage Lottery, our Society has launched a Digital Town Trail.  Working with Modern Print, Pembroke Dock a new website has been made which will enable you to explore Pembroke digitally - it can be accessed via plaques bearing QR codes sited around the town. It is bi-lingual in Welsh and English.  To find out more, go to https://www.pembroketowntrail.wales/

 

THE MONKTON SOUND PROJECT

Some of the participants of Saturday's 'memory lane' with Wayne Boucher (left) 

and  Diana Ford (2nd right) of the National Theatre Wales TEAM

Pembroke & Monkton Local History Society met on Saturday morning, January 7th at Monkton Church Hall for a New Year’s Get-together.  This was a time for reminiscing, looking back on times past with old photos and film clips. It was an opportunity also to meet Diana Ford of the National Theatre Wales TEAM who introduced the Monkton Sound Project which aimed to record stories of Monkton people. The TEAM is an outreach branch of the National Theatre Wales, offering a platform to connect with communities across the country through events and projects.  The Sound Project involves getting people to tell and record their stories and recall stories of local characters, past or present, who have perhaps done something extraordinary or funny and become local legends.

Following on from this, the TEAM will be holding meetings in Monkton Swifts and offering free script and performance workshops.  Having collected and recorded stories, some will be turned into scripts to be adapted into plays which will be performed.  The History Society is happy to help with this exciting project. 

 

OUR NEW PUBLICATION NOW ON SALE!

From Mummer's Booth to Silver Screen: the Life and Times of the Haggar Family

 

FOR SALE AT PEMBROKE TOWN HALL, CASTLE SHOP, PEMBROKE LONDIS, GOVAN CENTRE PDOCK

@ £9.99 BY POST £12.50 (INCL P&P). 

Cheques payable to Pembroke&Monkton Local History Society, 28 Rocky Park, Pembroke, SA71 4NY.

Email: pembrokehistory@live.co.uk

 

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?

Follow our Blog to follow the activities and events of the P&M Society

 

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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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 and Monkton Local History Society

Registered Charity no: 1158530

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Home Page

Henry VII maquette

Henry VII Statue Appeal

 

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for a complete account of our activities

 

 

Programme

of Events

Jan to May 2017

 

 

find out more about Pembroke's maritime history

 

Go to our Publications Page for a downloadable copy of our leaflet

 

James Spooner and Vicki Haggar

 

The stunning

landscape of the

Castlemartin

Peninsula