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On Friday October 20th at 7pm, the Society will be holding a Quiz Night at Foundry House Community Centre, the Commons, Pembroke.  Tickets cost £5 and this will include a buffet.

Following this, on Saturday November 4th there will be a Coffee Morning and Talk in Pembroke Town Hall. This month’s speaker is Andrew Shobbrook of Dyfed Archaeology, who will be giving us a presentation about the archaeological dig below what was the old Ocky White department store building in Haverfordwest, where archaeologists discovered the remains of more than 300 burials, as well as remnants of the Dominican medieval friary of St. Saviour’s, established in 1256.

Dyfed Archaeological Trust worked at the site on behalf of Pembrokeshire County Council, in conjunction with John Weaver Contractors. The archaeological excavations ran for eight months in 2022 following the discovery of artefacts and human remains dating back to the 14th Century AD.

According to DAT, this has been the first major archaeological excavation to have taken place within the boundaries of the medieval town of Haverfordwest and has proven to be a unique opportunity to gather information about the continuous development of the town through the ages, and its vital connection with the Western Cleddau River.

Doors will open from 10am for coffee and an opportunity to visit the Museum and Council Chamber, which are situated on the first floor of the Town Hall – a lift is available for disabled access. Following this, at 11am, we assemble in the George Lewis Room for the talk. Everyone is welcome to attend – you do not have to be a member - and entry is free.

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Sculptor Gideon Petersen with his Dragon maquette   Pembroke Millond

We also will resume our Dragon Fountain project when circumstances allow.  Last year a new Pembroke Millpond Group was formed by Pembroke Town Council to address public concern at the state of the pond: reeds were growing out of control and the water was covered in green algal bloom.  Pembroke Town Council working with Pembrokeshire County Council, secured a grant from Local Places for Nature, a Welsh Government Grant administered by the WCVA via the Pembrokeshire Nature Partnership to fund a maintenance plan to tackle the problems.  The first stage of the project saw the removal of the algae blooms and was followed by the cutting back of the reeds. The next stage will involve installing a new dipping platform, building silt traps and a Field Study and Management Plan for the future management of the site.

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. Having obtained funding from LEADER to explore this idea, a schools project has taken place and a maquette constructed by Gideon Petersen.

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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

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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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