Friday, April 29, 2011

An Invitation to the Wedding - at Pembroke Castle

As Pembroke Castle season ticket holders, we were given invites to the Royal Wedding event at the Castle. A big TV screen was erected and Pembroke residents and visitors assembled to watch the Big Day in a holiday atmosphere. The sun shone, we picniced and there were various events arranged. A good day to chill out!

Celebrating the Royal Wedding, Monkton Community Centre

The Monkton Bingo Plus Group invited us to give a talk to them on Tuesday. Monkton Community Centre was decorated with red,white and blue plus Royal Wedding flags and bunting for their Royal wedding High Tea which was organinsed by Pauline Waters (Chair of the Group). After the Tea we put on a filmshow of old Monkton photographs and films to finish off the afternoon.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Royal Visits and memories - our May exbition

Pembrokeshire Pubs - a Talk by Keith Johnson

Keith gave us a fascinating talk on Pembrokeshire Pubs. His talk explored the history and social background of the public house and how it has evolved and changed through centuries. Keith, who was born in a Pembrokeshire Pub - the Carew Inn - has written a series of books on the subject but unfortunately the volume covering Pembroke, Pembroke Dock, Tenby and South Pembrokeshire is currently out of print.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

We launch our Monkton Heritage Leaflet

A really good crowd assembled for the launch of our Monkton Heritage Leaflet. We were pleased to welcome guests Kate Lindley of Planed, who arranged for the production of the leaflet, and George Lewis, who illustrated it. Chairman gave a short, illustrated talk about what we as a Society are hoping to accomplish and work in progress. The leaflet is a good beginning to our publishing ambitions.

The exhibition covered the history of Monkton as well as photographs of its more recent past which have been collected since the commencement of the Monkton History Project just one year ago - see March 2010 entry. It was a busy morning but hugely enjoyable.