Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Ice Age returns!

We are in the grip of some really cold weather - not usual at all for the time of year and worthy of note!! The Castle Pond is frozen over - at this rate the Winer Festival Committee will not need to hire an ice rink! Weather really bad in parts of the country - it may be bitterly cold but we have not yet had snow.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

December 4th Events

Hard to believe Christmas is just around the corner! We find we have to be in two places at once on Saturday, December 4th. It so happens that the traders in Pembroke have organised a Wiinter Festival and this clashes with our prearranged Saturday Coffee morning in Monkton Church Hall. As we have been asked to participate in the Festival and not wanting to let anyone down we have decided to do both.
The coffee morning in December will feature, as a Christmas theme, an exhibition of old toys which have been kindly loaned from Mr and Mrs St John Stimpson of the former Museum of the Home. The Festival exhibition which will be in Paddles, Main Streeet (former Haggars Cinema)
will feature old photographs and reminiscences of Pembroke and Monkton.
Hope to see you at one - or both!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Another successful fundraise!

Despite colds & flu and foul weather a good crowd gathered in the Church Hall for our second quiz night. People have been so generous with the food and we once again produced a magnificent buffet, far more than we could eat - everyone went home with a party bag!! Pauline is an amazing and entertaining quizmaster and it is thanks to her that we were all able to have such a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Had a good fundraise too!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Saturday 6th November Coffee Morning

Another very successful event with over 50 people popping in over the course of the morning! We were able to show some home movie clips from the early 50s which are now of course amazing items of social history - we were able to see Long Mains before the destruction, Pembroke Main Street with 2 way traffic, Angle without the oil refineries and even some traditional farming scenes (amongst others!). Alongside we put up an exhibtion of pictures from the 50s and also an exhibition showing the history of Monkton which we are assembling as part of our Sense of Place project.
As usual our fund raising was in full swing with a busy coffee morning headed by Jacky with assistance from Jill and Dorcas, raffle organised by Rachel and bric a brac organised by the stalwart James and Vikki. And of course many thanks to Liz, Pauline and Dot for making it all possible!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Talking to the Darby and Joan Club

I am pictured here with Marion Reynold, Chair of the Darby and Joan Club in Pembroke Town Hall on Thursday 4th after giving a talk about our Society and the work we are doing. Assisted by Stuart of course! WeIt is very much a team effort.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Drawing Monkton

We enjoyed a very entertaining afternoon with George Lewis who has agreed to illustrate our Sense of Place leaflet. It is amazing how much there is in Monkton and how incredible that noone has published a leaflet before. This however is to be a beginning. The story must be told!! Discussing ideas and pictured with George are Dot, Pauline, Stuart, Rachel, Linda and Thalia.