Monday, September 28, 2015

September 28th - 3.15 am. Eclipse of the Moon

Got up in the early hours to see the eclipse of the moon.  During a lunar eclipse the Earth, sun and moon form a line in space.  The Earth's shadow throws falls on the face of the moon and it is supposed to take on a blood red colour - mm not that dramatic from my point of view (above) - was rather better than that but my camera is rather limited!  But still not quite what I expected.

Launch of the new Pembroke Town Trail - Monday September 21st

George Lewis and I undertook to produce a new Town Trail as part of a Town/County Council Town Team project - I acted as project leader and wrote the text of the booklet while George (P&M Local History Society President) did the illustrations and produced the map.  This was a voluntary effort on our part funded by PTC and PCC.  The original Town Trail was produced by Pembroke Civic Trust way back in the 80s I think and needed reworking and updating.  The new Trail begins at Pembroke Town Hall where  the visitor can view George's lovely Murals depicting 10.000 years of Pembroke's history and the Town Museum in the upstairs old courtroom.

September 19th - Family History & Genealogy Fair

We were invited to attend this event run by Dyfed Family History Society in St Peter's Hall, Carmarthen.
Whilst there, took the opportunity to visit the tomb of Sir Rhys ap Thomas in St Peter's Church, allegedly the man who slew Richard III !

Quiz Night September 18th

 This Month's Winners!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Goodbye Jacky

We were really sad to say 'goodbye' to one of our trustees and founder members, Jacky, who is leaving Pembroke.  Jacky is the lovely person who so efficiently organizes our Coffee Mornings - she will be greatly missed by us all.  We took her out for a meal at Neyland Marina, which she loves, and presented her with a lovely painting by George Lewis (who also happens to be President of the Society). 

Happy 95th Birthday

Thursday, August 20th was quite a day: it was the birthday of one of Pembroke's most respected citizens and our most senior Trustee, Dilys Hanmer MBE.  This birthday was particularly special as it was Dilys' 95th and we wanted to give her a really special birthday present - a surprise birthday party!
Greatly liked and esteemed by all who know her, Dilys is a lady who has devoted much of her life to helping others, beginning her career as a nurse in London on the day War broke out. She became Matron in Pembroke Cottage Hospital after the war and, following her marriage, ran her own hotels (she is a marvellous cook!).  Since 1968 she became involved with Macmillan Cancer Support for which she was awarded the MBE by the Queen in 2006.