Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Out and About in August

At the Pembroke Show with WWMHS

At the Monkton Flower Festival

Our WW1 display at Monkton Church

At Stackpole Church Local History Exhibition
 We've been out an about throughout the summer and have support events in Lamphey School, St Mary's Church, Monkton Priory Church, the Pembroke Show, Stackpole Church, the Local History Fair, the WWMHS conference at Swansea Waterfront Museum, the Dyfed Family History Society - phew!

The July Quiz

Terry John's Civil War Walks July/ August

1648 was a big year for Pembroke – we were at war! There have been many civil wars in our history and Pembroke was often in the thick of it.  The 17th century struggle 1642-48 was the last, and at its end Pembroke bowed out of national affairs, its power broken with the destruction of much of its castle and town walls.  This was the dramatic story told by Terry John who is leading a series of Civil War guided walks during July/ August.  

The Pembroke River Rally - July 26th

On Saturday, July 26th Pembroke held its annual River Rally.  Sponsored by the Town Council, and organised by the West Wales Maritime Heritage Society, the River Rally took place in glorious sunshine and attracted a large crowd on the Quay who were delighted to see so many boats sail into the Castle Pond – 47 no less!  Everyone agreed it was the best rally in years and a great credit to WWMHS. 

Lamphey School WW1 Exhibition - July 5th-6th

The open air service

Studying the exhibits

We took part in this event which was initiated by the Headmaster of Lamphey School, Mr Simon Thomas and involved, as well as the school children, Lamphey Church, British Legion, Lamphey History Society, Carew Cheriton Control Tower, Pembroke&Monkton Local History Society, Freshwater East Community Association and the W.I. 

Held in the school Hall, the two day exhibition contained a great deal of material, some of it the work of the school children and supplemented by the heritage organisations and individuals from the community. A great variety of displays and many artefacts resulted.  The weekend event also included an open air Service of Remembrance led by the Venerable G. Davies which was held on the school grounds on Sunday morning. 

Volunteers Night - June 1st

The P & M Committee with Pembroke Mayor and Mayoress

Volunteers enjoying the evening
On Friday last, May 30th, Pembroke Town Council played host to volunteers night in the Town Hall. People who have helped run and support Pembroke Museum were invited to a social evening as a ‘thank you’ for their contribution.   It was a birthday celebration too as Pembroke Museum celebrated the first anniversary of its opening on June 1st 2013.