Congratulations to this month’s winners of the Quiz – Question Master Rose Blackburn is pictured here with Peter and Amanda and Bob Schopp and Peter and Gaynor Thomas who won the New Years' Quiz against fierce competition. 45 people took part in the Quiz.
Monday, January 23, 2017
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Pembroke & Monkton Local History Society’s first meeting of 2017 began with a New Year’s Get-together at Monkton Church Hall. It was an occasion for reminiscing, looking back on times past with old photos and film clips. It was also an opportunity to meet Diana Ford of the National Theatre Wales TEAM. Accompanied by her colleague Wayne Boucher who photographed the event, Diana introduced the Monkton Sound Project which aims to record stories of Monkton people. The TEAM is an outreach branch of the National Theatre Wales, and offers a platform to connect with communities across the country through events and projects. The Sound Project involves getting people to tell and record their stories and recall stories of local characters, past or present, who have perhaps done something extraordinary or funny and become local legends.
Following on from this, the TEAM will be holding meetings in Monkton Swifts and offering free script and performance workshops. Having collected and recorded stories, some will be turned into scripts to be adapted into plays which will be performed. The History Society is happy to help with this exciting project and was pleased with the good response at Saturday’s meeting. Thanks to everyone who provided cakes and helped with serving the coffee.
|Some of the participants of Saturday's 'memory lane' with Wayne Boucher (left)|
and Diana Ford (2nd right) of the National Theatre Wales TEAM
This was a VERY busy weekend, which saw us participating in 3 events!
|Cllrs Clive Collins& Dennis Evans, Sue Clague and Stuart Asman|
First, one of Pembroke's major annual events, Pembroke Castle's Christmas Market held over 3 days from Friday 25th to Sunday 28th. We organise this on behalf of Pembroke Town Council and heritage, community groups. As well as promoting the projects of the Council's Regeneration Committee, we had a stall for local books and Tudor memorabilia to help raise funds. It was another highly successful event.
|Linda Asman, Wyn Jenkins and Stuart Asman|
|CCllr Daphne Bush with Cllr Linda Asman|
On Saturday November 27th Stuart and Linda attended Pembroke Coast National Parks' Annual Archaeology Day at Pembrokeshire College, Haverfordwest. We had stall to advertise our Society's work along with other local organisations. The theme of the Archaeology Day this year was the launch of Volume 1 of the Pembrokeshire County History, a long awaited volume to complete the set published in the 1980s.
|Stuart and Linda with our stall at the PCNP's Archaeology Day|
Finally, Monkton Priory Church's annual Christmas Tree Festival also began that weekend! Society thanks go to Vicki Haggar, Mary Willington and Sue Clague for assembling the Christmas Tree display for this festival which had as its theme: Christmas Around the World.
That evening members of the Society and Museums were invited to attend the Rotary Club Raffle draw, in which we participate. It is a great scheme, the Rotary put up generous money prizes for the community raffle which means that we can sell them to visitors to the museum as well as at events. In all, we sold & £429 worth of tickets which the Society divided between the Museum and the Henry VII statue appeal. Also at that event, an enjoyable social evening at St John's Community Hall Pembroke Dock, committee members of the Henry VII Statue Appeal were presented with a cheque for £1000 from Rotary Chairman Emyr Williams.
|About to embark on the Town Trail|
|Rotary Club Chairman Emyr William (right) presents the cheque to |
members of the Henry VII Statue Committee
|The Book Cover|
|The Haggar Family - 4th Generation - Sue, John, Vicki, Dinah and Tony|
|'Full House' at The Town Hall to watch 'A Penny For Your Dreams' at the Book Launch|