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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!

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OUR DVD & BOOK LAUNCH

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SATURDAY OCTOBER 4TH AT PEMBROKE TOWN HALL

We are pleased to announce the Launch of our DVD of digital stories and Book ‘Through My Eyes: a community history of Pembroke and Monkton’ on Saturday October 4th 10am in Pembroke Town Hall when it will be available for you to buy.  It will be opened by Angela Burns AM.  This is a big event for our Society and the culmination of many years’ work which began with recording memories and building an oral history archive, something which had not been done before in Pembroke.  Later, we became interested in digital storytelling and developed the ‘Through My Eyes’ project, the aim of which was to present our oral history in a way that could be enjoyed by all, see projects

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A journey through time

The stories have also been printed as a book, which was originally intended as a key to the DVD but, as it turns out, is fascinating read in its own right and is generously illustrated with personal photographs rather than the usual views of old Pembroke.  The book enables you to see at a glance how the DVD is arranged and how, taken in sequence, the stories take you through time. They are arranged in Sections each with an introduction to link each story to its place in Pembroke’s developing story – from stories which reflect on our prestigious historic past and traditions to personal memories which take us back to Victorian and early 20th century Pembroke to the present day.

It is thanks to a grant of £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund that we have been able to publish ‘Through My Eyes’.  Because of the funding we are able to sell the book at a subsidised rate of £12 and make no charge for the DVD which will be given free with the book: our heritage belongs to us all and we want to make it affordable for everyone.  We will hope to recoup the overspend on the project with the book sales, and any monies resulting will be re invested in future projects of the History Society.

PEMBROKE MUSEUM.

The big success story last year was the opening of Pembroke Museum in the Court Room of Pembroke Town Hall. It has proved a popular community venture and has come about by the successful partnership between Pembroke Town Council and local heritage groups including the Pembroke and Monkton Local History Society, the West Wales Maritime Heritage Society, the Pembroke Civic Trust, the Sealed Knot and interested members of the community.  It has all been done completely voluntarily - a museum for the community run by members of the community. 

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Opening the Museum with Pembroke's Mayor Clr Keith NicholasPembroke Museum Logo by George LewisPembroke Museum

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The Museum is open mornings only throughout the Winter

Monday - Friday 10.00am. to 12.30pm.

See also

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Through My Eyes: a community history of

Pembroke & Monkton      

Our major project, publication of which is being funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund

The Project Team

Visit the Town Hall Murals

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

 

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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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and much more.

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Keep up to date with us in the Pembroke and Pembroke Dock Observer - we have a weekly page written by Linda Asman which features stories and pictures about old Pembroke as well as information about our many events and activities.

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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.

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We have received funding to set up our resource centre, purchase equipment and display materials.  So thanks to WCVA and PAVS and also to PLANED for funding our Monkton and Pembroke Heritage Leaflets and now to the Heritage Lottery for funding our Community History.

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Home Page

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for a complete account of our activities

 

 

 

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Jan to June Programme

 

Review of the Year - looking back at 2011

 

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