Society members Stuart Asman, Vicki Haggar, Mary Dewhirst
with Alice Pyper and Ed Davies (Centre) of Dyfed Archaeology
Last Saturday, 9th February, Dyfed Archaeological Trust along with Planed held an open meeting at the Picton Centre, Haverfordwest to discuss the Great War in Pembrokeshire and to launch an appeal for information: WW1 and its aftermath have been little studied in Pembrokeshire. There was much interest and a large number turned up for the event.
Dyfed Archaeological Trust’s Project
Ed Davies of Dyfed Archaeology opened proceedings. He stated that CADW has funded a scoping project to assess the impact of the war in this region. It is an attempt to find out what remains are still visible, the location of the camps, the impact on our agriculture and industry. Dyfed Archaeology is looking at the physical remains while the NLW is collecting documentary evidence. Planed is coordinating events.
This is a project that we in the Pembroke &Monkton Local History Society are becoming involved in, hoping that if any of you can supply information you will get in touch with us. I am hoping too that Dyfed Archaeology will stage an event here in Pembroke which will give you the opportunity to discover more and contribute.