Friday, December 30, 2011
Pembroke lost another historic house on Wednesday night as no 4 Rocky Park burnt down. The neighbourhood fought to save this house from demolition as its owner wanted to pull it down as it interfered with projected housing development plans. CADW refused on the grounds that the house made a significant contribution to the conservation area. For a long time now this once lovely Victorian house has stood empty, its windows thrown open to hasten deterioration and its demise is no surprise to anyone. It was known as Turner's Reach, standing as it does on high ground overlooking the Castle on the opposite side of Castle Pond. Turner painted this view, as did many other 18th and 19th topographical artists.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Last Saturday was not like our usual coffee mornings. I wanted to introduce our community history project "Through my eyes" to more people with a view to getting them involved - so I gave a presentation and Stuart worked his usual magic with the computer!. As it was Christmas the coffee was on the house and for an added bonus we supplied lunch (thanks to Pauline) as well.
Must find time to write those Christmas cards now I guess!
Monday, November 21, 2011
On Saturday 19th, we participated in the Archaeology Day at
Monday, November 14, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Saturday October 1st was according to the 'News' the hottest October day on record! It was also the day we recommenced our Local History Coffee mornings and we were pleased that so many dropped in to see us - regulars, newcomers and even holiday makers. The theme of our exhibition this time was 'Entertainment in Times Past' and we found lots of material from Pembroke Fair, cinema, amateur dramatics, festivals, carnivals, church events to horse and greyhound racing. The theme was inspired by our big event next Friday 14th - Haggar's Night at the Town Hall. Looking forward to that!
Saturday, September 17, 2011
We began our Autumn programme yesterday, and what a good beginning! Popular local character Reg Williams spoke to a packed Church Hall about his long career as a local postman in a talk entitled “50 Years a Pembroke Postman”. Reg was in good form as he recounted his memories of leaving school at 14 and getting a temporary job as a telegram boy, a job for a fortnight in 1945 but which he actually left in 1995, 50 years later! As you can see from the photographs, we had a pretty full house!!
Friday, September 16, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
Friday saw us in Pembroke Town Hall participating in the Civic Trust Wales Open Doors 2011, an event shared with Pembroke Civic Trust and Dyfed Family History Society. We provided the refreshments and collected donations for the Mayor's Charity, Macmillan Cancer Support who also did their own fundraise at the event.
Friday, August 12, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Sorry, I haven't yet downloaded my photos but will add a few when I am able.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
John talked about the families who lived on the farms on the Castlemartin peninsular and who were, prior to World War II, dispossessed of their land to make way for the tank training range. He told their story "Long Ago, Down Below" and some people affected actually attended the talk!
Friday, June 17, 2011
This exhibition,organised by Vicki Haggar, attracted huge interest. Vicki was was born and grew up in Pembroke Main Street and her exhibition was a memoir of the Street as it was while she was growing up. Said Vicki, " Many people have helped me in my search for historical facts about Main Street premises and I am truly grateful to them all for their kindness and help. Although I am not an historian I have done my best to collect historical data and present it but alongside this I have tried to convey a picture of Pembroke as I saw it in my time. What the people meant to me, the local characters, the shops, the shopkeepers etc. There is so much to say but one can only write a few words on a display and this is why I ask that anyone with memories, photo’s or anything of interest on Pembroke Main Street contact us so that we can build a bigger picture and leave our memories recorded in time never to be lost as so many things are. "