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Optics boost for Sunderland dive team

04 Mar
Dive Group Maggs Opticians 214

Divers who monitor the Sunderland flying boat lying on the seabed off Pembroke Dock will now have a clearer view of their ‘charge’, thanks to generous sponsorship by Maggs Optics of Haverfordwest.   The Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust Dive Group has been boosted by the donation of special lens which fit into inserts for the […]

Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert

26 Feb

  Yachts Fit for A Queen Five Royal yachts’ were built at Pembroke Dockyard, Reflecting its premier status. Three were named Victoria and Albert after the long reigning Monarch and her consort. The Royal yacht’s were: 1843:Paddle yacht Victoria and Albert(I). launched on April 26th. Of 1,034 tons she served under this name until 1855, was […]

Classic Sunderland Flying Boat

26 Feb

The Mark 1 Sunderland T9044 lays on the seabed off Pembroke Dock following a violent storm in 1940. The Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust aims to bring the stricken aircraft to the surface before 2015 – the 75th Anniversary of that terrible event. More than a year before the first prototype was built, the RAF ordered […]

The Archive Team

26 Feb

The Archive is manned by volunteers and supported by the administration staff. Being appointed as the digital Centre for Pembrokeshire by the peoples collection of Wales project means that both volunteers and technical support staff have been trained on many aspects of heritage conservation storage methods in addition to many aspects of copyright and digitisation […]

Flying Boat Centre Workshop

26 Feb

Opened in June 2009 the Flying Boat Workshop has proved to be a successful visitor attraction in its own right. Since that time more then 26,000 visitors have entered the converted and renovated Dockyard and engine shed. The workshop is entirely maintained and manned by volunteers with the Trust overseeing the administration on their behalf. […]

Oral History Group

26 Feb

With the Second World War ending more than seventy years ago, some of those that were in active service or affected by the war are willing to pass on their memories and experiences of those times. First -hand knowledge adds greatly to the oral and now video heritage which can be preserved and passed on to […]