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Welcome to the Pembroke & Monkton Local History Society Website!

EVENTS PROGRAMME SUSPENDED DUE TO

CORONAVIRUS THREAT

DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, OUR EVENTS PROGRAMME HAS BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL SUCH TIME AS THE THREAT IS LIFTED.   WE CAN ONLY HOPE AND PRAY THAT THIS COUNTRY IS NOT AS BADLY AFFECTED AS OTHERS.  WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK PAGE.

LET THERE BE DRAGONS!

OUR PROJECT TO BUILD A FOUNTAIN IN PEMBROKE MILLPOND

Sculptor Gideon Petersen with his Dragon maquette   Pembroke Millond

Despite Covid-19, we have made progress with our projects in particular our project for a Dragon fountain in Pembroke Millpond.

The idea originated from the need to improve the environment of Pembroke Millpond, a cause for public concern.  Reeds growing out of control and green algal bloom covering the waters of Pembroke Millpond are problems which Pembroke Town Council is seeking to resolve.  Last year a new Millpond Group was formed to find solutions to these problems.

Working alongside these organisations, we believe that a fountain would help aerate the waters of the Millpond to improve the water quality with a beneficial effect on the local landscape and pond life.

Pembroke & Monkton Local History Society has obtained funding from LEADER to explore this idea:

  1. Explore the design and technology involved in the fountain’s working and construction

  2. Involve the local schools in a STEAM project

  3. Build a working maquette - (small scale working model)

For more information, go to our Projects page

The maquette is on public view in the shop window next to Brown's Cafe, Pembroke Main Street.

The maquette is on display in Pembroke Main Street, Brown's Cafe The Dragon maqette

FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN FOR A STATUE OF WILLIAM MARSHAL

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  William Marshal maquette

 

OUR BOOK LAUNCH ON NOVEMBER 9th A GREAT SUCCESS!

Pembroke & Monkton Local History Society is pleased to announce the launch of their latest publication :

‘Pembroke Remembers:  a Memorial publication recalling the part played by Pembroke and District in The Great War and recording some of the local events marking the Centenary of the War'. 

In the photograph:  Linda Asman (far right) with some of the contributors to the book - Dr Simon Hancock,

David James, Sharron Harries, Keith Johnson, Pauline Le Brittain, Ted Goddard, with special guest Ted Owens.

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund

The Centenary of WW1, 1914-18, served to focus all our minds on that traumatic period in our history and urged us to find out more about the men and women who lived through it.  As a result, members of Pembroke & Monkton Local History Society launched a multi media project with the title ‘Pembroke commemorates the WW1 Centenary: in words, pictures, art and film’ which was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and which commenced in February 2018 with a public event in Pembroke Town Hall.

A great deal of material was amassed during the course of the year forming the basis of this book which has been written by Society Chairman, Linda Asman and edited by Keith Johnson. The book looks at the effects of the war on our local area and its people and includes contributions from local historians, experts in their fields as well as many personal stories and photographs. It is lavishly illustrated and will undoubtedly form an invaluable local resource, shining a light on a period in our past about which little has been written. The Museum in Pembroke Town Hall now has an archive dedicated to WW1 as well as a display of artefacts. Without this project, so much would have been lost.

For more information visit our WW1 PROJECT PAGE

The book is currently on sale in Pembroke Town Hall priced £7.50 and we will be selling them at Pembroke Castle's Christmas Market November 29th to December 1st .  It can be purchased by post - see our Publications page for details.

 

WE HAVE RESEARCHED THE IDENTITIES OF THOSE NAMED ON

PEMBROKE CENOTAPH AND WAR MEMORIALS

FIND OUT MORE BY LOOKING THROUGH OUR BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE

LEST WE FORGET

 

COMMEMORATING ALSO D-DAY

Publication of the Memoirs of D-Day Veteran Ted Owens

 

We are proud to announce that we have published Ted Owens' memoirs 'Ted the 'Welsh Goat' Hero'.  On Saturday 20th April. the Book Launch was held at the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre, hosted by the Sunderland Trust and a great occasion it turned out to be.  It was heartwarming that so many turned up to enjoy a truly lovely afternoon. WW2 Veteran Ted Owens is 94 years old.: the last surviving member of 41 Commando which stormed Sword Beach in France on D-Day 6th June 1944. It is the 75th anniversary of D-Day this year.

The book costs just £8 and can be purchased from the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre and Pembroke Museum (Pembroke Town Hall) or direct from us (see publications page) for £10 to include p&p.

 

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.

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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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ANNUAL REPORT 2020

 

OUR PROGRAMME OF EVENTS IS SUSPENDED

Programme

of Events

2019-20

 

William Marshal statue campaign

 

 

 

Norman

 

Pembroke Museum Logo by George Lewis

 

 

Henry VII Statue

 

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

 

Gallery of

Photographs

of old Pembroke