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Articles associated with the collections held by the Trust

Many Nations, Many Trades

14 Mar

Pembroke Dock’s role in 100 years of the RAF. A Special Exhibition, 30 March 2018 – 8 September 2018 This new Special Exhibition at Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre will celebrate the men and women who served in Pembroke Dock and have contributed to the first 100 years of the Royal Air Force’s story. During the […]

RAF’s centenary celebrated at Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre

26 Feb
Pembroke Dock Aerial May 1943 5

The Royal Air Force’s 100th birthday will be celebrated in special ways at Pembroke Dock, once the RAF’s most famous flying boat station. The Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre is staging a special Open Day on Sunday April 1st – the actual 100th anniversary of the formation of the RAF. On that day in 1918 – […]

Events in 2018

08 Jan
Vintage vehicles line up in front of the Chapel at one of our regular motoring events.

As we begin the New Year, we are busy planning an exciting programme of events for the year! 2018 is set to be an important year for many, with two big centenary commemorations planned here and around the country; 100 years since the formation of the Royal Air Force, in April, and the 100th anniversary […]

Sharing Pride in Pembroke Dock

02 Jan
Sunderland over Pembroke Dock

2018 is an important year for many people, with a number of significant anniversaries and commemorations taking place.  Two of the more significant anniversaries in 2018 are the centenary of the formation of the Royal Air Force, which came into being on 1 April 1918, and the centenary of the end of the First World […]

Sentinels of the Sky

17 Nov
Sunderland over Pembroke Dock

A painting which captures Pembroke Dock’s military, maritime and aviation heritage in one iconic image has been acquired for the Heritage Centre’s art collection. The watercolour, depicting a Sunderland flying boat over the Front Street Gun Tower, is the work of Welsh aviation artist Ruth Jayne Lewis, a member of the prestigious Guild of Aviation […]

A uniform project for volunteers

28 Oct
The uniform used in the dressing up box is popular among our younger visitors.

The Sunderland Trust received a little bit of good news this week, as it was informed that it had been successful in its bid for a small grant to help look after the collection of military uniform in its care. The project will seek to improve the storage of approximately 100 items of military uniform, […]

Icons of the Cleddau: A Sunderland Study

14 Sep
The stunning painting of T9044’s last flight, now available as a print.

Monday 26 September to Saturday 17 December 2016 A new Special Exhibition for autumn and winter 2016 highlighting the Trust’s art collection will open from Monday 26th September. This exhibition will focus on images of the Short Sunderland flying boat, many of which are depicted in and around Pembroke Dock. The original paintings will also feature […]

Weighty puzzle for Heritage Centre team

11 Nov
Mystery Object Aled and Alan 1115

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 […]

History Behind the Headstones

06 Nov
Owen Vaughan, who has compiled the Headstones of Park Street book.
PICTURE: Martin Cavaney Photography.

Remarkable stories behind Pembrokeshire headstones will soon become available in book form, all thanks to the dedicated and painstaking research of a Pembroke man. Owen Vaughan has spent thousands of hours in amassing a huge database of information on individuals with military connections who are buried in cemeteries up and down the county – and […]