Christening Photos Bridge 70 Years

26 Jul

Over 70 years separate these two photographs which recall a very special family moment as World War II drew to a close. Taking centre stage in both is Robert Bickham, who was the babe in arms in the photograph taken after his christening at Pembroke Dock’s Royal Dockyard Chapel in April 1945. Robert, who emigrated […]

SHORT BROTHERS – Aviation Pioneers

16 Apr

HORACE Leonard 1872 – 1917        Albert EUSTACE 1875 – 1932        Sir Hugh OSWALD 1883 – 1969   THREE BRILLIANT BROTHERS – My Great, Great Uncles ! In 1893 two brothers strained their necks from the roof of 15 Friar Gate, Derby… “Breathlessly we scrambled up through the skylight on to the roof of our house […]

2016 Opening times for the Heritage centre.

22 Jan

2016 Opening times for the Heritage centre. Opening times will now be as follows: From the 15th February 2016 Wednesday to Saturday. 10.00hrs until 16.00hrs. From Monday the 21st March 2016 Monday to Saturday. 10.00hrs until 16.00hrs. New admission prices will apply from 1st February 2016 Adults: £5.00 Concessions: £4.00 (60+ years of age) Child: […]

Heritage Centre remembers Sunderland airmen

17 Nov

After a successful first full visitor season, the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre will be closing for two winter months – December and January. The Centre, in the Royal Dockyard Chapel, will close as from Monday November 30th. However, it will open especially for parties already pre-booked and also extends an invitation to organisations and groups […]

Weighty puzzle for Heritage Centre team

11 Nov

A mystery machinery item – found in a house clearance – has set the team at the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre a weighty puzzle. It was donated recently with suggestions that it might be connected to the wartime Sunderland, T9044, which sank off the town 75 years ago this month. Aled Lewis, who recently joined […]

Cake Crew on Parade for Macmillan

17 Sep

The ‘Cake Crew’ at Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre will be ‘on parade’ again next Thursday, September 24th – in support of Macmillan Cancer Support. Volunteers are busy planning their contributions to the home-made cake stall. All this is in aid of Macmillan’s annual coffee morning and the volunteers aim to beat the £90 raised last […]

Tea-nagers Serve Up Coffee Shop Smiles!

15 Sep

During the summer holidays it was service with special smiles at the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre’s Coffee Shop – thanks to the ‘Two Hollies’. Teenagers Holly Kenniford and Hollie Wiggins joined the Volunteer Team which runs the Heritage Centre and helped keep the coffees and teas flowing during a very busy summer season. Hollie attends […]

Heritage Volunteers View Cosford Projects

28 Aug

Volunteers with the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust had an exclusive behind-the-scenes insight into conservation projects when they visited the RAF Museum at Cosford recently. With the Museum’s Darren Priday as their guide they were given access to the Michael Beetham Conservation Centre which is not normally open to the public. They saw major work underway […]