Saturday, October 21, 2023

Quiz Night November 4th

Our Quiz Night and buffet was a great success! Before Covid we held regular Quiz Night's and they were very popular - but this was the first since covid and we were not sure of the response. We needn't have worried as 8 tables were filled with 45 people participating. The winning team, calling themselves 'the Golden Girls' are pictured here with Quiz Master Rose Blackburn BEM.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

November 4th Talk

On Saturday November 4th there will be a Coffee Morning and Talk in Pembroke Town Hall. This month’s speaker is Andrew Shobbrook of Dyfed Archaeology, who will be giving us a presentation about the archaeological dig below what was the old Ocky White department store building in Haverfordwest, where archaeologists discovered the remains of more than 300 burials, as well as remnants of the Dominican medieval friary of St. Saviour’s, established in 1256. Dyfed Archaeological Trust worked at the site on behalf of Pembrokeshire County Council, in conjunction with John Weaver Contractors. The archaeological excavations ran for eight months in 2022 following the discovery of artefacts and human remains dating back to the 14th Century AD. According to DAT, this has been the first major archaeological excavation to have taken place within the boundaries of the medieval town of Haverfordwest and has proven to be a unique opportunity to gather information about the continuous development of the town through the ages, and its vital connection with the Western Cleddau River.

Sunday, October 8, 2023

Saturday 7th October - Start of our Autumn Programme

Our Talk yesterday was very well attended - a good start to our Autumn Programme. Gareth Mills, as usual, gave a brilliant talk on Margaret Beaufort, a lady very important in our Pembroke story. A lady who at the tender age 13 gave birth to Henry Tudor in Pembroke Castle. Hard to imagine! Yet a lady who grew up to be a formidable politician who enabled her son to become king and provided a guiding hand in the future destiny of our country. As well, Margaret translated a number of devotional books and was a patron of the English printers William Caxton and Wynkyn de Worde. In 1502 she founded the Lady Margaret professorships of divinity at Oxford and Cambridge, and in 1505 she completed the endowment of Christ’s College. By the provisions of her will, most of her estate was given to endow St. John’s College, which was chartered in 1511. Wow, what a woman!