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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 our many events, activities and projects - please also visit our Blog which has been our diary of events since our very first meeting in October 2009!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HENRY!

January 28th is a very special birthday.   On that date in the year 1457 a baby was born in Pembroke Castle, a baby destined to become King of England and the founder of the brilliant Tudor dynasty.  How do we intend to celebrate this?  With a stunning bronze statue to King Henry VII which will, in the near future, stand proud on the Mill Bridge to greet visitors to our historic town.  The maquette of the statue, which has been commissioned by Pembroke Town Council, was unveiled last week at a fundraising event organised by Pembroke & Monkton Local History Society in Pembroke Town Hall.  Chair of the History Society Cllr Linda Asman, who is also leading the Statue Project, commented

 

 “What better way to celebrated Henry’s birthday than a present of a cheque to start the Statue Appeal rolling?  The History Society has so far raised £500 for the project and is presenting this to Pembroke Town Council in the hope that it will inspire other organisations in the town to follow suite.  This is a project for the whole community to get behind; a celebration of Pembroke’s heritage”. 

 

The bronze maquette is now displayed in the foyer of Pembroke Town Hall for all to see.  The statue will cost in the region of £40,000 and Pembroke Town Council is extremely grateful to Pembrokeshire County Council for the allocation of £20,000 regeneration money as part of their Town Centre Support programme. The remainder has to be raised to match fund that amount.  Ideas for fundraising as well as donations will be appreciated. 

 

Please contact Suzie Thomas ‘Henry VII Statue Appeal’ Pembroke Town Hall, Main Street, Pembroke 01646 683092 or email suzie@pembstowncouncil.plus.com

 

FEBRUARY EVENTS

 

Our Programme of Events January to May 2016

News from Pembroke Museum

Please note that we will be closed during January until February half-term.  We need time to reorganise and renew displays - volunteers are welcome to help. 

Meanwhile follow Pembroke Town Trail to learn more

about our historic town!

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!

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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

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