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OUR PROJECTS

RAISING AWARENESS OF PEMBROKE'S HERITAGE

Pembroke Museum Logo by George Lewis
Community involvement Recording memories

Collecting photographs

Monkton history project

Researching

our past

Pembroke Museum Publications

WE ARE CREATING A DIGITAL TOWN TRAIL

Thanks to a Sharing Your Heritage grant from the HLF, we are creating a Digital Town Trail.  In the Autumn of 2012 we completed the Town Trail in cooperation with Pembroke Civic Trust : It was funded jointly by Pembroke Town Council and Pembrokeshire County Council as part of their Town Support Programme. Now we are to digitalise it, working with Modern Print, Pembroke Dock.  Free wi-fi is now available in Pembroke and soon you will be able to follow the Trail by scanning QR codes placed at the 30 points of the Town Trail. The text is available in English and in Welsh.

 

During the past few years we have achieved a great deal.  Two stand out above all:

Firstly, the opening of Pembroke Museum, where we are leading a community project with other heritage organisations and Pembroke Town Council, which gave us a start up grant of £5,000 plus use of the now disused Court Room in Pembroke Town Hall. The museum is a great success and really run on a shoestring - dependant on community support both for content and manning.  We have a good band of volunteers who have committed to giving up a few hours of their time each week.  Support for the museum is written into the Constitution so that we can raise money for it and act as a Society of 'Friends'.

Linda Asman and Terry John led the Story of Pembroke project which resulted in a history of Pembroke depicted in 14 interpretation boards which are now on show in Pembroke Museum.  A considerable amount of work and research was involved in looking back over 12.000 years of history - really pleased to get that one ticked off!!

Secondly our Digital Storytelling Project which has now been completed and published. Pembroke now has a superb collection of oral histories and a large photographic archive which is available to all who wish to purchase it. 

Pembrokes Digital Story Project

The concept

History is often regarded as a catalogue of events, the achievements of kings and great ones.  It is more than this: it is about the changes brought about in the lives of ordinary people.  That is the key to this work we have now publisned – recording the stories of men and women who each have their own unique experience and whose lives throw light on the great changes which have taken place in our community.  “Through My Eyes: a Community History of Pembroke and Monkton” is the name of our ambitious project which has resulted in a DVD of digital stories and a book, in which the recorded stories are printed together with a selection of photographs.  Taken as a whole these stories form a social history of our times, a picture of life in Pembroke from many perspectives.

A Voluntary Project

This was a big undertaking and the work, which involved the making of 45 short films or digital stories of Pembroke people. It was a voluntary, community project in the true sense of the word: a history written by the community for the community and all done for love not money – we obtained a grant of £9,900 from the Heritage Lottery for publication and associated costs only. 

The Project Team

                                                         

AND 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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