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!


Henry VII maquette




A great boost was given to the Henry VII Fundraising Appeal with a very generous donation of £5000 from the Valero Refinery and the pledge of £5000 in the coming year. Valero public affairs manager Stephen Thornton came to Pembroke Town Hall to meet with our Fundraising Committee and see the Henry VII maquette. Said Stephen "Valero is proud to offer its support to this project, which will hopefully boost the pride we have in Pembroke's special place in history and spread the story to audiences further afield."
In the photo are Project leader Linda Asman (Chairman of P&M Local History Society), Mayor Pauline Waters, Deputy Mayor Dennis Evans, Valero Public Affairs manager Stephen Thornton and Town Crier Rose Blackburn with Town Dog Gracie.

The maquette of the statue, which has been commissioned by Pembroke Town Council, was unveiled in January at a fundraising event organised by Pembroke & Monkton Local History Society in Pembroke Town Hall. Following this, the Society was pleased to present a cheque for £500 to the Statue Fund, which it did appropriately on January 28th, Henry's birthday.  The response has been amazing - there is so much interest and the question everyone is asking is "Why hasn't this been done before?"

All is looking good and a Fundraising Committee set up with broad community representation. 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. 


If you would like to help, please contact Suzie Thomas ‘Henry VII Statue Appeal’

Pembroke Town Hall, Main Street, Pembroke, SA71 4JS  

Tel: 01646 683092 or email suzie@pembstowncouncil.plus.com

and follow us on the Pembroke Henry VII Fundraising Appeal Facebook page.      

Unveiling the Henry VII macquette

at Pembroke Town Hall

Sculptor Harriet Addyman with her maquette against the backdrop of Pembroke Castle
Pupils of Golden Grove School finding out about Henry VII in the Town Hall





News from Pembroke Museum

Please note - the Museum is now open weekday mornings from 10am to 12.30pm. 

David James talks about Hancocks Yard where the maritime museum is based Peter Hancock is presented with the model of Isabella made by David James

The recent Museum's Morning was a joint event between the P&M Local History Society and the West Wales Maritime Heritage Society and held in Pembroke Town Hall.  


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

follow the 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!

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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?

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Pembrokeand Monkton History Blog


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


The Pembroke Story

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


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



and much more.


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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