Friday, August 6, 2021

Great Progress on the William Marshal Statue!

The mould for the William Marshal statue has now been made and taken away to Castle Fine Arts Foundry to be cast in bronze.  

This was done in 3 stages: 1 Applying silicone spray rubber to cover whole piece, then 2 Applying polyester resin in sections

Finally  3 Removing the polyester resin jacket to reveal the completed moulds..

Sunday, August 1, 2021

HLF backing for our Monkton book project


We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to fund the publication of a new book ‘Monkton – a Hidden History’.
We have long felt that the history of Monkton has been neglected, being in the shadow of Pembroke, which is obviously one of the most historic towns in Wales but Monkton has a rich history in its own right. 
Proudly independent of its larger neighbour, Monkton was virtually a self-contained community for over a century with shops and tradesmen of every kind, farms and quarries, schools and pubs and regular livestock fairs in the village street. Sadly, much of the character of the village was lost in the early 1960s when the local council decided to bulldoze most of the old terraces and replace them with a modern housing estate, the old community shattered. So one aim of the project is to unearth as many old photos and memories as possible in order to recreate the 'old' Monkton. Please contact me if you can help either on Messenger or email

William Marshal statue completed


Trustees of Pembroke & Monkton Local History Society approve the completion of the William Marshal statue.  They are pictured here (socially distanced!) with sculptor Harriet Addyman (pictured on the right).  The next stage will be the making of the mould  - this done, the statue will be cast in bronze at the Castle Fine Arts Foundry, Oswestry.