Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Our next event on Saturday, October 2nd

Murder on Castle Pond

Oh, and while we were away Pembroke hit the national news - so that's a bit of history!! On Castle Pond we have a family of swans, daddy, mummy and baby. Now daddy is extremely protective and fiercely territorial. Woe betide any swan who lands on his patch! So far he has killed 15 and so it goes on. Hannibal Pecter exclaimed the Sun and he was even in the Times. There are moves afoot to evict this antisocial family but at the end of the day they are only doing what swans do - guard their territory. I don't agree with this. If this goes ahead, another pair will take over and they will behave in the same way.

Visiting Gloucester

Haven't downloaded my pics yet. We were away on holiday last week and went to the historic docks of Gloucester - visited the Waterfront Museum which was impressive. Main museum was closed though and undergoing refurbishment - come back next year we were told!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Our next Event

We have now established the first Saturday of the month as a regular meeting at Monkton Church Hall. Coffee morning plus exhibition and in addition something extra like a filmshow or talk.

Stackpole Revisited

We took part in the Stackpole Revisited event held in the Stackpole Centre today. After yesterday's storm the weather turned out brilliant and the event was very well attended.

Quiz Night

Friday's torrential rain and floods (see pic of flooded East End at the top) did not augur well for a successful Quiz Night yesterday evening. But we need not have worried - many braved the elements and we had a super night. Pauline as always proved a brilliant Quizmaster and the buffet was superb - far more than we could eat! Good Raffle prizes too (organised by Rachel).

Monday, September 6, 2010

Quiz Night at Monkton Priory Church Hall on Friday 10th

Pauline has arranged a Quiz Night on Friday - there is to be a buffet and it promises to be an enjoyable night out with Pauline calling the shots!
Proceeds are to be shared with Monkton Priory Church.

September 4th Meeting

After a break for the summer we started our Coffee Mornings again on Saturday and will be holding them on the first Saturday of the Month at Monkton Church Hall from now on. We will try to do something new each time. This time,as a special feature, we were able to screen "Pembrokeshire My County", the film made by ESSO in 1959 as a tribute to Pembrokeshire after they plonked their oil refinery on our previously unspoilt shores. Of special interest to us, there is a clip of the Pageant of Pembroke with Roy Haggar magnificent as Henry VII - wouldn't it be wonderful if we could get more footage of this? And also a clip of the Kathleen and May at the North Quay being unloaded by Annie the Mill. Great stuff!! Thanks to Vikki (Haggar)Dyer and Mr Len Mullins of PCC for obtaining it for us to show,

Had a good attendance again raising enough money to carpet our office! Jacky and her coffee team were worked very hard - their efforts are very much appreciated. Our events are free so it is important that we raise money with our coffee sales and raffle: venue hire and preparing exhibitions cost money. We are extremely grateful to WCVA Communities Trust Fund for funding our equipment and PAVS for funding our Display Boards. Now we no longer have to rush around borrowing other people's equipment!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Great Deals at Pembroke Castle

Did you know that you can buy an annual OAP season ticket for Pembroke Castle for only £5? Bargain price and I'm making the most of mine. Apart from the Shakespeare the season ticket includes the events too and this summer we have seen the Sealed Knot, Black Mountains Falconry, Company of Chivalry and the Mediaeval Heritage Society. There's a good cafe too - worth popping in for!