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Pembroke Commemorates the centenary of WW1: in words, pictures, art and film

The unveiling of Pembroke's Cenotaph June 1924

Mrs Dilys Hanmer MBE with a photograph of her uncle Edward Morgan whose name appears on Pembroke Cenotaph (left)


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’.

It will be delivered by artists Pauline Le Britton and community film maker Sharron Harris in partnership with the History Society.  They will 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. Researching information in archives and working with members of the community they aim to reignite the identity of the people on Pembroke Cenotaph through creative workshops.

The Society also aims 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.

Such stories will form an ongoing exhibition in St Mary’s church, which will culminate in an art installation by children and the screening of a film made to document the process of the project and the people involved.  An important outcome of this project will be to properly honour the fallen, recording their stories in a Book of Remembrance. The Society will also be publishing a commemorative book to document the events of the year and the stories which emerge.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!  If you have any information, photographs which may help us, please get in touch.



NB. There will be no Saturday meeting in April because of Easter. Likewise in May because of the Bank Holiday.



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