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Welcome to the Pembroke & Monkton Local History Society Website!

If you want to find out about Pembroke's long and prestigious history, this is the site for you.  It will also keep you up to date with oumany events, activities and projects - please also visit our Blog which has been our diary of events since our very first meeting in October 2009!

MUSEUM VOLUNTEERS WIN CIVIC AWARD

In recognition of their commitment in manning the museum to provide a much need facility for the town, Pembroke Town Council presented the Museum volunteers with a Civic Award.  This annual event gives recognition to the considerable contribution individuals and groups make to the community voluntarily. 

The Corps of the Drums of the Welsh Guards were visiting Pembroke to celebrate the 90th birthday of the Queen and performed in the Town Hall during the Awards Evening,  That morning, Pembroke Mayor Cllr Pauline Waters had taken the salute outside the Town Hall as they marched towards the Castle, cheered on by hundreds of onlookers.

  Please note - from Monday July 11th , the Museum will open from 10am to 3pm. 

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

 

If you want to find out more about our historic town,

follow the new Pembroke Town Trail

The launch of the Town Trail with members of Pembs County Council, Town Council and Civic Trust Design of the plaques by Harriet Addyman of Autodromo, Narberth Linda Asman and George Lewis who between them produced the booklet

Autumn saw the Launch of the new Pembroke Town Trail, a project of Pembroke Town Council and match funded by Pembrokeshire County Council's Town Centre Support Programme.  The Trail starts at Pembroke Town Hall which houses the Museum and Pembroke Murals and the route is marked out in 30 bronze plaques.  The Town Trail booklet can be obtained from Pembroke Town Hall, the Castle, Information Centre and various shops in the town and costs just £1.50. The beautifully produced book, designed as a keepsake, is illustrated with line drawings by local artist George Lewis and has a fold out map. All proceeds in support of Pembroke Museum.

The map is the work of local artist George Lewis who has also illustrated the booklet.

Cover of Pembroke Town Trail

Please note:

this updates the original Town Trail produced by Pembroke Civic Trust

  Pembroke Town Council

 

Lots to see on this site!

Click on picture link

Pembroke Museum

Situated in the old Courtroom of Pembroke Town Hall, our museum is a community project.

Free entry - organised and run by volunteers, Supported by PTC

Pembroke Museum

What's New?

Follow our Blog to follow the activities and events of the P&M Society

 

Pembrokeand Monkton History Blog

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Through My Eyes: a community history of Pembroke & Monkton      

Our major digital story project, now complete and published with funding from HLF

The Project Team

Visit the Town Hall Murals

- a wonderful journey through time in pictures by George & Jeanne Lewis

 

George and Jeanne Lewis creators of the Pembroke Murals

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The Pembroke Story

Follow 10,000 years of Pembroke's prestigious history through our History Pages.

Projects

Take a look at the many projects we are involved with..

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We are a voluntary group dedicated to raising the awareness of our history and preserving the memory for future generations.  So join us if you like - through popular demand we now have a membership at the nominal fee of £3 and welcome new members.  If you do not wish to join, our events remain free unless otherwise stated as for our fundraising quizzes.

All work carried out by members of this Society is voluntary  and there are plenty of volunteering opportunities.  We organise many events to promote our history and run Pembroke Museum.  We put up exhibitions and displays in support of community events and also support other voluntary organisations' fundraising efforts. We give talks, arrange walks and write articles.  And more.

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©Pembroke and Monkton Local History Society

Registered Charity no: 1158530

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Home Page

Henry VII maquette

Henry VII Statue Appeal

 

Visit our Blog

for a complete account of our activities

 

 

Our

Programme

of Events

Jan to May 2016

 

 

find out more about Pembroke's maritime history

 

Go to our Publications Page for a downloadable copy of our leaflet

 

James Spooner and Vicki Haggar

 

The stunning

landscape of the

Castlemartin

Peninsula