Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Stuart and I attended the Federation of Welsh Museums and Art Galleries AGM. Met Hazel of the People's Collection Wales, pictured here. The Meeting took place at the Powysland Museum, Welshpool - lovely day and good to meet up with others in the field.
|Orielton House by J P Neale c1818|
|Ann and Chris at the Talk, Monkton Church Hall|
|Pembroke's Mayor Pauline Waters reads the 'Cry of the Fair'|
|Pembroke Mayor Pauline Waters with the Chairman of the Showman's Guild, Abie Danter|
|Always ready to join in - Mayor Pauline with consort Sean|
|At the opening reception in Pembroke Town Hall - Mayor and Chairman Abie Danter with the model of Henry VII, our projected statue|
Saturday, October 10, 2015
|Cllr Rose Blackburn, Tony Riches, Pembroke Mayor Pauline Waters, |
George Lewis, Terry Breverton, Cllr Linda Asman and Nathen Amin.
Saturday October 3rd was an important day for Pembroke: a public meeting was held in Pembroke Town Hall to launch the campaign for a statue of Henry VII. The event, sponsored by Pembroke Town Council, was intended as a public consultation to invite discussion on the statue project and was organised by Pembroke & Monkton Local History Society which also hosted a Coffee morning for the occasion.Proceedings were opened by Pembroke Mayor, Pauline Waters, who highlighted the importance of a Henry VII statue in promoting Pembroke as the birthplace of the Tudor dynasty. She thanked all those present for attending and for the support not only of the Town Council which has commissioned the maquette, a miniature of the intended 8 foot high statue, but also of the County Council which has agreed to match fund it as part of their Town Centre support programme. A fundraising campaign is to be launched to raise the rest!
Also at the event were no less than 3 Tudor authors - Tony Riches, Nathen Amin (author of the Henry VII Society website) and Terry Breverton who gave a talk 'Jasper and Henry Tudor in Pembroke - the birth of a dynasty'.
see our website www.pembrokeandmonktonhistory.org.uk