Tuesday, January 22, 2013

February Events

We have two events this month - 
Saturday, February 2nd – Coffee morning and Exhibition, 10.30 – 1.00.  This time we are being loaned an exhibition by Pembrokeshire Museums Service – the history of early flight in Pembrokeshire, commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the first successful flight from Britain to Ireland in 1912. 
Friday, February 15th 7.30pm - AGM and Talk by Simon Hancock 'The Last Man Hanged in Pembrokeshire'.
Both events at Monkton Priory Church Hall.

Quiz Night - January 18th

Last Friday was bitterly cold, and although we escaped the snow we still endured icy rain.  We didn’t think anyone would come to our Quiz Night but got prepared just in case some brave souls decided to venture out on the freezing January night.  As it turned out, we were really amazed that so many did!  A  good crowd turned out for what proved a very enjoyable evening – it really was worth the effort.  Thanks go to Ann Lankshear and Liz Jenkins for organising the usual superb buffet – and thanks to all who contributed to the feast.  And, of course, a big thank you to our Quiz Master Pauline Waters.  Congratulations go to our winners (in the photograph left to right): Amanda and Bob Schopp, Quizmaster Pauline Waters, Peter and Gaynor Thomas, this month’s Monkton Masterminds

Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy New Year

The New Year got off to a good start with a well attended first meeting of the year.  Good to meet up with friends and make some new ones as well.  Some of the Committee of the newly formed Llangwm History Society also joined us - it is good to make links with other heritage groups and we will be attending their meeting on February 11th , the subject being the Haggar films. 
Saturday's Coffee Morning featured an exhibition I had been working on with Terry John for over a year now - the Story of Pembroke.  The idea was to present our history in a series of interpretation panels which hopefully ,one day, can be used in a permanent museum display.  Altogether, 14 boards trace the story of Pembroke from 10.000 BC to modern times - quite an undertaking really.  Very difficult too to distil it into 14 boards - we had originally intended 10.  Pembroke has an amazing history, so many of the great and famous are associated with it - it may be just a small town in the south west corner of Wales but it has certainly played a big part in our nation's history. It really is a crime that we have no museum!