Wednesday, July 27, 2011

We steam up the Pembroke River!

Today the West Wales Maritime Heritage Society accompanied two steam boats in a small flotilla up the Pembroke River to be greeted by the Mayor. First time I've travelled up the River - had a great time. Glorious sunny day - couldn't have been better!

Congratulations Pembroke North Community Association on a great day!

The sun shone on Saturday afternoon July 23rd and crowds gathered on The Green to join in the Community Fun Day organised by the Pembroke North Community Association. It was a lovely community get together. We joined in to help and put on a display in the marquee, held a bric a brac and book sale while Rachel did a magnificent job on the raffle. The event was organised by volunteers with very little funding and who have freely given up their time to work for the local community. They want to see more done for Pembroke North which has no facilities and has recieved no funding whatsoever. They also held this event to consult with residents and gauge public opinion. The overwhelming response has been for a play park for the children and a community centre on the Green to act as a focus for the community of Pembroke North. See their website

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Our maritime exhibition July 2nd

Our last event of the summer was held on Saturday July 2nd, an exhibition about Pembroke's Maritime Past. It l featured also the work of another local heritage Society, The West Wales Maritime Heritage Society . As there had been a mix up with the bookings at the Monkton Priory Church Hall, where we usually meet, we held the exhibition in the Priory Church. Whilst it meant that we had to pack up early and could not show the whole of the exhibition, on the plus side we had a lovely time sitting outside enjoying coffee, cakes and a chat in the beautiful morning sunshine. Best day of the summer so far!

Filming on Castle Pond

Pembroke became a film set last week chosen by the BBC for a production of Richard II and mediaeval soldiers could be seen standing along the Castle Pond. They certainly chose lovely weather for it - a beautiful summer's morning, bit too hot for chainmail though.