Tuesday, March 17, 2020


Friday's Quiz Night has had to be cancelled due to Government advice.  
These are exceptional times and we all have to be careful particularly as a very large proportion of our members and volunteers fall into the vulnerable category. 
There remains a question mark over future events as nothing can take place until the threat is lifted. 
Please check out also our website and Facebook for further information.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

1939 - Reflections from Castlemartin

Lynn Houston presents a copy of her DVD to our President, Frank Harries
Saturday's Coffee Morning and Talk was very well attended. It was disappointing that Father Gilda could not be with us but we were extremely grateful to Lynne Houston of Pembrokeshire Coast National Parks for stepping in at the last minute to give us a presentation of her DVD' 1939 - Reflections from Castlemartin'. 
The Requisition of farms for the tank range was a traumatic period in our local history and it is still felt. We have also collected memories from this time and, following Lynne's film, showed two of the digital stories we made on this subject - one by John Russell (who was brought up on Lyserry Farm) and one by Josie Thomas( who was born on Newton Farm). Newton Farm was one of those taken by the military and Josie's family had to relocate to the North of the county - a poignant story as her parents were never happy. These 2 digital stories or short films form part of our community history 'Through My Eyes' - a collection of 45 stories in a book with an accompanying dvd, which traces the history of Pembroke through the individual stories of local people. We published this in 2014 and still have copies left, now  reduced in price to the bargain price of £5.

The Russell family of Lyserry Farm

Baby Josie Thomas with her parents outside Newton Farm.