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Welcome to the Pembroke & Monkton Local History Society Website!

BEST WISHES FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR!

Left - our stand in the Christmas Market and right Vicki and her 'snowman' - our shop window competition entry.

A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our members, supporters and visitors! 

                              

We will be starting off the year with a New Year's get-together at Monkton Church Hall on Saturday morning January 6th.  

2018 is an important year marking the centenary of the end of World War One and we are making plans to properly commemorate this. It has also been designated Year of the Sea.  David James (West Wales Maritime Heritage Society) will introduce this at the meeting, looking in particular at the Pembroke /Japanese Connection and talking about his efforts to restore the Japanese graves in Angle Churchyard.  David has also just published a book ‘Ye Mary Fortune’, the story of building his replica of the Newport ship which is displayed in Pembroke Museum.  Copies of the book will be available should you wish to purchase a signed copy. Starts at 10.30 but we will be open for coffee, cakes and a chat from 10am.

 

We will follow this with a joint event with West Wales Maritime Society in Pembroke Town Hall on Saturday morning February 3rd 10am when Ted Goddard will be talking about the ‘Early Years of the Dockyard’ and David James on ‘Memories of the Warrior’.  We are hoping for contributions to this so come along and share your memories and photographs if you have any. There will be a coffee break in between talks.

 

These are free events and all are welcome.

 

We also have a Quiz Night and Buffet on January 19th at Monkton Church Hall at 7.30pm.  Tickets at the door cost £4, which includes the meal.  Bring your own bottle if you wish

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

   

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

Pembroke Museum volunteers try out the new digital trail

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/

 

 

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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Registered Charity no: 1158530

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Home Page

Henry VII Statue Appeal Page

 

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for a complete account of our activities

 

 

Programme

of Events

2017-18

 

 

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