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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 […]

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 […]

Airfield Return for Pilot’s Family and Friends

23 Sep
Flashback to 1943 - Gordon Singleton’s Sunderland after landing on Angle Airfield.
PICTURE: Sunderland Trust Archive.

The ashes of a Sunderland pilot have been scattered on the airfield where he made wartime aviation history. The wife and grandson of Gordon Singleton were joined by friends at Angle Airfield where in May 1943 he landed the four engined flying boat on grass after an epic rescue in the Atlantic. Gordon, then serving […]

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 […]

Pembroke Dock The Temperance Hall

04 Feb
Temperence Hall group December 1932 Maureen Powell (2)

The Temperance Hall was built as a non alcoholic social centre for organisations  such as the Rechabites’ Friendly Society. It offered an alternative to the  town’s many inns and public houses. In 1845, the “earnest and eloquent” speeches of a visiting orator had focused  the energies of local temperance supporters, particularly the public spirited  businessman […]