Monday, February 4, 2019

Our AGM on February 15th

Thumbs up for William Marshal

At a public meeting in Pembroke Town Hall on Saturday, February 2nd, the campaign for a statue of William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke was launched.  This was an opportunity for the community to come together to have their say and to examine the maquette of the William Marshal statue, which was presented by sculptor Harriet Addyman. Comments and suggestions were welcomed.  There was overwhelming support for the statue and gratifying that so many attended. 
The maquette was commissioned by the History Society after having received a very large donation of £25,000 from Wales Community CIC. Having been impressed by the Henry VII statue, the money was conditional on being invested in a statue commemorating another  of Pembroke's great figures - there are many!  As with the Henry VII statue campaign, this will be a community wide project and it is hoped that other groups will join in with the fundraising.  The Society is working in partnership with Pembroke Town Council which will be administering the statue fund. 
All proceeds of the morning were donated to the statue appeal - in all £303 was raised from sale of coffees, raffle and donations.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

We had a great response to Friday night's New Year's Quiz (with 51 people attending)  and  congratulations to the winning team who succeeded against fierce opposition.  Pictured left to right: Peter and Gaynor Thomas, Frank Harries, Amanda and Bob Schopp with Quiz Master Rose Blackburn.  Thanks to all who contributed to the buffet which was well appreciated and to all who donated raffle prizes.  

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Public Meeting to unveil the maquette of William Marshal

New Years Get together at Monkton Church Hall

We began  2019 with a New Year's Get together in Monkton Church Hall.  It was good to meet up again for a chat over coffee and cakes after Christmas and New Year celebrations - which seem to go on forever!  Chairman Linda Asman gave an update on the projects the Society has been engaged on with great things to come -  the Society will be launching a fundraising appeal for a statue to the great William Marshal at a public meeting on February 2nd in Pembroke Town Hall. George Palmer then took over with a trip down memory lane with his old fashioned slide show - lots of anecdotes, lots of memories with many joining in.

George Palmer pictured here with Rose Blackburn (History Society Vice Chair )
and Linda Asman