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RAISING AWARENESS OF PEMBROKE'S HERITAGE

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LAUNCHING OUR LATEST PROJECT -

PEMBROKE COMMEMORATES THE CENTENARY OF WW1:

in words, pictures, art and film.

Keep up to date on our Facebook page - PEMBROKE COMMEMORATES

Society Chairman Linda Asman with Mrs Dilys Hanmer MBE and project leaders Sharron Harris & Pauline Le Britton

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a Heritage Lottery grant in support of our World War One project: ‘Pembroke commemorates the WW1 Centenary: in words, pictures, art and film’.

The Society members have been researching information on the people named on the Cenotaph and War Memorials, ultimately to produce a Book of Remembrance to be placed in St Mary's and Monkton Priory Churches. We also aim to raise awareness of the impact of the Great War on Pembroke and district, collecting stories of the people who lived through the conflict both at home as well as those who died in combat.

We are appealing to the community for information for photographs artefacts and memories. Mrs Dilys Hanmer MBE, pictured above, was pleased to contribute with information about her uncle, Edward M Morgan, whose name is recorded on the Cenotaph.  As well as photographs, she still has some of his letters and postcards sent from the front.

It is an important part of the project that we engage young people.  Artists Pauline Le Britton and community film maker Sharron Harris are working in partnership with the History Society to engage local school children in a multi media project to celebrate and explore the names of the young men who went to war in and around Pembroke. Classes have been taken to the 'Back to the Front' experience at Morfa Bay - a marvellous WW1 resource on our doorstep.

The stories, photographs and artwork will form an ongoing exhibition in St Mary’s church, and we are liasing with other groups and organisations which are holding commemoration events.  The Society will also be publishing a commemorative book to document the events of the year and the stories which emerge.

 

OUR DIGITAL TOWN TRAIL - A BIG SUCCESS

The HLF grant just received is our 3rd successful application to the Heritage Lottery.  Thanks to a 'Sharing Your Heritage' grant from the HLF,last year we were able to create a Digital Town Trail. 

2015 saw the launch of the new Pembroke Town Trail, a project of Pembroke Town Council Regeneration Committee and match funded by Pembrokeshire County Council's Town Centre Support Programme. Originated by Pembroke Civic Trust, the Trail starts at Pembroke Town Hall which houses the Museum and the Pembroke Murals and is marked out in 30 bronze plaques set into the pavements along the route.  The attractive Town Trail booklet was produced by Society Chairman Linda Asman, on behalf of the Civic Trust, with illustrations and fold out map by local artist and Society President George Lewis. It can be obtained from Pembroke Town Hall, Castle, TIC and costs just £1.50. All proceeds in support of Pembroke Museum

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

Pembroke Museum volunteers try out the new digital trail Cover of Pembroke Town Trail Linda Asman and George Lewis who between them produced the booklet

 

 

DIGITAL STORYTELLING

Our first HLF grant enabled us to fund the publication of our digital storytelling project.  A community project in the true sense of the word, this impressive work involved collecting and recording stories from 45 Pembroke people, stories which, put together, form a social history of our times, a picture of life in Pembroke from many perspectives.  Digital stories are short films of around 3-4 minutes in length and, combining voice with photographs, are an effective way of conveying memories and social change - now available for all to share as a DVD.  The stories have also been printed in book format: the DVD is free with the purchase of the book - see publications page

Pembrokes Digital Story Project

                                                         

WE ARE NOW A PUBLISHING COMPANY!

Through My Eyes sold well! So we invested the money in the publication of another local publication From Mummer's Booth to Silver Screen: the Life and Times of the Haggar Family by Vicki Haggar.

It was always the intention to use profits recouped from our digital storybook - now we have achieved it.  One grant from the HLF has gone a long way!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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