Sunday, July 12, 2015

Next Event - the Mayor's Quiz Night at Pembroke Town Hall July 24th

June 27th - Armed Forces Day

Promoting Pembroke Town Hall's heritage projects at Armed Forces Day  - with the Mayor Cllr Pauline Waters and museum volunteers
The venue was the Garrison Chapel Heritage Centre

15th June - Magna Carta 800 years

On holiday this month and visiting some of the Magna Carta sites.
Me and my hero, William Marshall - he played a major part in the Magna Carta negotiations and was Earl of Pembroke!
The monument at Runneymede

Salisbury Cathedral - which houses one of the four remaining copied of Magna Carta

May 28th

May 22nd - Talk by Adrian James 'AFVR Linney Head - the War Office Range at Castlemartin in WW2'

What a popular talk this proved to be!  As you can see - the hall was packed!!  
This is the last talk of our current programme - will recommence in October!

Quiz Night May 15th

Part of the really sumptuous buffet which accounts in no small part for the popularity of our Quiz Nights!
Winners of the Quiz - again!!

A Royal Exhibition

A window display permission of Brown's Cafe advertising the main exhibition
What with the Queen’s birthday this month, celebrated as the longest reigning English monarch, and the imminent birth of a royal baby, it seemed a good time to be assembling a new exhibition on Pembroke’s Royal connections. 
Pembroke has the distinction of being the birthplace not only of a King but of a dynasty.  Born in Pembroke Castle in 1457 Henry VII was to return to Pembrokeshire 28 years later to seize the Crown at Bosworth in 1485 defeating Richard Plantagenet (a king who is receiving such acclaim at the present time).
Our latest exhibition (in Pembroke Town Hall’s Civic Hall) looks at our Royal connections through time.  While in the distant past Pembroke was of great national importance ruled by the Earls of Pembroke and visited by Kings, in our more recent history it was Pembroke Dock which attracted royalty.  When called upon to attend the launch of an eminent ship at the Dockyard, Royal guests visited the old town as well.  We have of photographs dating as far back as 1882 when the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh visited Pembroke following their official duty at Pembroke Dock.