Friday, April 16, 2010

On Saturday April 10th we met at St Mary’s Church, Pembroke for a talk and guided tour by Linda Gray, a member of the Church and accomplished guide, well versed in its history. Linda informed us that this beautiful mediaeval church dates from the late 12th century and is believed to have served the needs of the Castle and the growing town. It still has many original features including Norman arches.

During its long life it has gone through many changes, the latest dating from the 1880s. One of the striking features of the church is its fine stained glass windows and boasts of windows by Charles Kempe, the famous Victorian stained glass artist whom many believe to have been the best in his field. These attract visitors from all over the world.

This was a thoroughly enjoyable and interesting visit and our thanks go to Linda and also Marcia James, who kindly provided us with refreshments. The visit ended with a meal at the Kings Arms.

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