Cake Crew on Parade for Macmillan

17 Sep
Flashback to 2014: ‘Cake crew’ team are pictured with Mrs Dilys Hanmer, Hon President of the Pembrokeshire Branch of Macmillan Cancer Support. Left to right: Carol Porter, Mrs Hanmer, Marilyn Mitchell, Sue Clarkson, Gill Saldanha, Kay Hancock, Rik Saldanha, Peter Mitchell and Derek Lawrence.

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
Caption: Hollie Wiggins (left) and Holly Kenniford at the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre Coffee Shop.

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
Bill Proctor (right) and Alan Porter (left) pictured with Darren Priday by a restored wing of a Wellington bomber.

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 […]

Diary Recalls Wartime Disaster

17 Aug
What the firemen had to tackle - one of many photographs of the Llanreath Oil Tanks Fire in the Pembroke Dock Archive.

A handwritten diary which recorded the dramatic and tragic day-by-day battle against a huge fire in wartime Pembroke Dock is on display for the first time. It was compiled by Captain Tom Breaks, the senior fire officer who took charge of the firefighting teams following the German air attack on the Llanreath Oil Tank Depot […]

Researchers Trace Soldier’s Story From 1940

03 Aug
Lynette Fenwick, of Pembroke Dock, discusses her family story with researcher Ian Macrae at the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre.
PICTURE: Martin Cavaney Photography.

A ‘Research Weekend’ staged at the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre proved so successful that it was repeated weeks later. Centre Volunteer Ian Macrae was at the Heritage Centre to help guide those delving into family history through the often confusing avenues of research. An experienced researcher at the National Archives in London, Ian had copies […]

Wartime Raid On Oil Tanks Remembered

27 Jul
A huge pall of black oily smoke hangs over Pembroke Dock town and waterfront.
PICTURE: Sunderland Trust Archive

A devastating wartime air raid on oil tanks at Pembroke Dock will be especially remembered this August. A service of remembrance will mark the 75th anniversary of the raid and its aftermath. This and a special exhibition are being co-ordinated by the Sunderland Trust, which operates the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre in the Royal Dockyard […]

The Royal Air Force Museum is proud to announce its official association with the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust

28 May
Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust Chairman William McNamara (Left) with Maggie Appleton CEO of the Royal Air Force Museum (Right)

Today a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was formally signed between the Royal Air Force Museum and the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust (PDST) in the presence of the Museum’s CEO Maggie Appleton MBE and PDST Chairman, William McNamara, OBE. The MOU will see the RAF Museum and Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust establish a partnership to foster […]

A Royal Tragedy Remembered

26 May
Charles Lewis, the Letterston airman, in a still from the film ‘Coastal Command’.
PICTURE: Sunderland Trust Archive.

A Pembrokeshire airman’s part in a royal tragedy is told in a new display at Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre. Charles Lewis, of Letterston, was among the crew of a Sunderland flying boat which in August 1942 took off from a Scottish base, destination Iceland. On board was the King’s brother, the Duke of Kent, and […]