Sunday, February 28, 2021

Work progresses on the new Henry Tudor Centre


Following the success of the Henry VII statue, we campaigned for a Heritage Centre dedicated to Henry Tudor, in celebration of his birth in Pembroke Castle.  Now, at last, this is becoming a reality.  Pembrokeshire County Council began building works at the end of last year and it is progressing well. 

For so long an eyesore, these buildings are now being converted by PCC into a Heritage Centre with community facilities including a Tourist Information Centre, Library and Cafe.  The land to the rear will become community gardens with access from the South Quay.  This is an exciting project and something really to look forward to!

William Marshal statue

Like organisations everywhere, we are still unable to plan any public meetings and events in the near future.  However, our work continues and I'm pleased to report that our super talented sculptor, Harriet Addyman, is making progress on the William Marshal sculpture and we hope that, the state of Covid-19 permitting, the statue will be unveiled at the end of August / September with a celebration in Pembroke Castle. This is a joint venture with Pembroke Town Council and is part funded by Pembrokeshire County Council's Enhancement Pembrokeshire grant.