Friday, October 21, 2022

Our new shop window display

Pembroke Museum has a fine collection of late Victorian and Edwardian costume - just hanging out our underwear for an airing! The display is in the shop window next to Brown's Cafe. The Museum will be open for another 2 weeks, closing at the end of half term (November 5th ) for the winter months.

Sunday, October 2, 2022

November 5th - Our Next Talk by Liz Rawlings

Our Programme of Talks continues on Saturday morning, November 5th, 10am -12pm in Pembroke Town Hall. Doors will open at 10am for a Coffee Morning and, for the first hour, there will be an opportunity to visit the Museum. At 11am sharp, in the George Lewis Room, Liz Rawlings will give her talk ‘The Flanders Connection '. Liz is a prominent member of Llangwm Local History Society and her talk explains ' How a Flemish mercenary started a dynasty, which included Princess Diana, Winston Churchill and 3 American presidents. And how Llangwm developed as a result of the family’s expansion.' Everyone is welcome and entry is free.

Gareth's Talk a great success

Gareth Mills' talk on 'A New View on the Pembroke Dock' was a great success with around 100 people attending. The talk explored the remarkable story of Pembroke Dock and questioned why - despite it being a world leader in shipbuilding in its Victorian heyday - it does not receive the recognition it deserves. The Waterfront Museum in Swansea, part of the National Museum of Wales, barely mentions it. Further to that it was the great Sunderland base, playing a vital role in WW2. Gareth is an impressive speaker and he has promised to return next year to give us another talk.