Sunday, March 17, 2024

April Events

Pembroke & Monkton Local History Society has two events in April. Following the Easter Holiday, we meet next on Saturday morning, April 6th for a Coffee Morning and Talk in Pembroke Town Hall. Doors open at 10am. for coffee and an opportunity to visit the Museum and Council Chamber, which are situated on the first floor of the Town Hall – a lift is available for disabled access. Following this, at 11am, we assemble in the George Lewis Room for the talk. This month’s talk, by popular Pembroke personality Phil Lloyd, is mysteriously called 'Things you didn't know about Pembrokeshire !' Phil served in the police force for some 30 years - first in the Pembrokeshire Police and then in the Dyfed Powis Police which replaced it. He will be recounting some of the strange and unusual experiences he encountered during of the course of his career. Everyone is welcome to attend – you do not have to be a member - and entry is free.
Secondly, on Friday evening April 12th, there will be another of our popular Quiz Nights in Pembroke Town Hall 7pm. Doors open at 6.30pm and entry is £5 payable at the door. The ticket price includes a buffet - coffee and tea provided but you may bring your own bottle if you wish.

Monday, March 4, 2024

Saturday March 2nd - St David's Talk and Coffee Morning

Saturday was a busy morning as we met again for our monthly Coffee Morning and Talk. The talk was given by Society Chairman Linda Asman who gave a new presentation on the subject of Gerald of Wales' Journey Around Wales in 1188, a route she and husband Stuart had followed last year, photographing the medieval sites which Gerald described so famously in his journal. Last year marked the 800th anniversary of Gerald's death and we needed to commemorate that as he was a Pembrokeshire man, born in Manorbier. He is celebrated in wonderful stained glass windows in the churches of both Manorbier and St Mary's as well as a statue in St David's Cathedral.