Friday, August 24, 2018

Meanwhile, back in Pembroke

We participated once again in the lovely Stackpole Church flower festival where the theme was 'War and Peace'.  As this is our current project we were able to advertise the work we are doing, researching WW1 and its aftermath in the Pembroke area.

This project is supported by Heritage Lottery and will result in a film, Book of Remembrance for the Churches and a book 'Pembroke Commemorates' which will contain the photographs and stories we have uncovered during the course of our work.

Monday, August 20, 2018

At the Battle of Bosworth re-enactment August 18-20

Our Society had a stand at the Medieval Festival organised by the Battle of Bosworth Heritage Centre.  So many Richard III supporters here - pleased to promote our Henry, the man who  actually won the battle!!  Pity some people can't get over it!! Great weekend.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Pembroke Show - August 1st

Pembroke Show more often than not has rain - lots of it last year!  But today the sun shone and it was wonderful as crowds were able to enjoy the programme of outdoor events in glorious sunshine!  We had a stall in the Arts & Crafts Marquee and were busy promoting our WW1 project.  We are also raising funds to purchase the 6ft version of the There But Not There Tommy and asking people to sponsor a candle, each to represent one of the Fallen - these will be painted with poppies at a future community event and displayed as an art installation in St Mary's Church.  This will bring home to people how many men were lost to this community during that terrible conflict.  
Anyone wishing to donate online can do so on our website
Our There But Not There campaign.

St Mary's Church Flower Festival July 29th - August 4

As part of our WW1 project we have a display of photographs in St Mary's Church which, this week, has a commemorative Flower Festival.  Thank you to Ann and Vicki for organising our contribution.  We chose a theme of 'No Man's Land' - a tree stump growing out of a muddy landscape in which poppies bloom.  Artefacts are from Pembroke Museum.  Through this and other community events we are making contact with people who have stories and artefacts relating to their relatives in WW1 and we are hoping to further our research in this way.

July 21st Pembroke River Rally

The sun shone again on the annual Pembroke River Rally - which has become a much looked forward to event on Pembroke's South Quay with great attendance and many charity stalls along with children's entertainment.  The real reason behind the River Rally is important - to maintain the right of passage up the Pembroke River : Castle Pond has been blocked by a barrage which means that boats are no longer free to come and go as in past times when Pembroke was a port.  West Wales Maritime Heritage Society, a Society with which we have close links, leads the way - David James piloting the flotilla which winds its way up the river to dock at the South Quay.  Pembroke Town Council organise the entertainment and stalls - all in all a great day in Pembroke.