Saturday, January 19, 2019

We had a great response to Friday night's New Year's Quiz (with 51 people attending)  and  congratulations to the winning team who succeeded against fierce opposition.  Pictured left to right: Peter and Gaynor Thomas, Frank Harries, Amanda and Bob Schopp with Quiz Master Rose Blackburn.  Thanks to all who contributed to the buffet which was well appreciated and to all who donated raffle prizes.  

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Public Meeting to unveil the maquette of William Marshal

New Years Get together at Monkton Church Hall

We began  2019 with a New Year's Get together in Monkton Church Hall.  It was good to meet up again for a chat over coffee and cakes after Christmas and New Year celebrations - which seem to go on forever!  Chairman Linda Asman gave an update on the projects the Society has been engaged on with great things to come -  the Society will be launching a fundraising appeal for a statue to the great William Marshal at a public meeting on February 2nd in Pembroke Town Hall. George Palmer then took over with a trip down memory lane with his old fashioned slide show - lots of anecdotes, lots of memories with many joining in.

George Palmer pictured here with Rose Blackburn (History Society Vice Chair )
and Linda Asman

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

January Events

Remembering those Christmas Pantos

Christmas is traditionally the Panto Season – but, sadly, the days of amateur pantomime in Pembroke are no more.  Their memory takes us back to St Michael’s Church Hall, once the hub of the community hosting the annual Panto, but which has now been sold off for a private residence. In St Mary's Church we have a display of photographs featuring scenes from those Pantos.

Monday, December 3, 2018

At the Christmas Market

Getting ready for Christmas

Christmas beckons and Father Christmas is due in Pembroke today (November 30th) - time to change the shop window display at Brown's Cafe to something more seasonal. The town theme is Christmas Carols and we chose 'The Holly and the Ivy' against the backdrop of George Lewis' Christmas Card designs.  George, greatly missed by us all, designed the Mayors' Christmas Cards for many years - alas no longer.