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Keep, Sunderland, Warrior and build a museum, West Wales Guardian Wednesday, September 6th, 1968

23 Jan
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  Call to Pembroke Dock Residents   Now that Pembroke Dock residents have voted overwhelmingly in favour of retaining the name of the town, all should unite in furthering its attraction as a tourist Centre by fighting to retain its present attractions and helping to promote new ones. This view was expressed by the Deputy […]

Town’s Naval links with Japan are re-connected

08 Jan
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Historic connections between the Japanese Navy and Pembroke Dock have been re-established -after 136 years. Town Mayor Councillor Jane Phillips led a party of guests from Pembroke Dock who attended a reception at Portsmouth Royal Dockyard on board the Japanese warship Kashmia. Hosting the reception were the Japanese Ambassador, His excellency Keiichi Hayashi,and the commander […]

‘Straddle’ gets mugged!

25 Nov
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‘Straddle’, the wartime flying mascot, has been mugged! A photo of the black Cocker Spaniel and details of his wartime exploits now adorn a mug which is exclusively available through the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust. ‘Straddle’ was adopted by Canadian airmen of No 422 Squadron, operating Sunderland flying boats, and flew on operations from RAF […]

Medals Week to become annual event

21 Nov

 Medals Week at the Sunderland Trust The first ‘Medals Week’ staged by the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust was so successful that it is planned to become an annual attraction. In the week following Armistice Day the Trust’s Fleets to Flying Boats Centre in the Royal Dockyard had a display of mainly military medals – and […]

‘Show medals with pride’ Remembrance event

23 Oct
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View the poster here : Wear your medals with pride Show your medals with pride – that’s the invitation from the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust for a unique Remembrance event in November. The Trust is inviting ex-Servicemen and women to bring their campaign and service medals to the Glass House Coffee Shop at the Fleet Surgeon’s […]

IT take off with Valero donation.

16 Oct
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Valero support Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust Valero’s Pembroke Refinery has stepped with a timely donation which has enabled the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust to undertake much needed upgrade of its IT equipment. Since the trust began its heritage projects in 2007 it has made do with computers and equipment acquired from various sources. This has now […]

Mayor view photo collection

20 Sep
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During the Open Doors event great interest was again shown in the ‘Mansell collection’ photographs which are part of the Sunderland Trust’s Archive. Archive team volunteer Stella Donovan has digitally copied over 650 photographs found in a cellar in the town’s Commercial Row.  They were taken by former RAF photographer Stanley Mansell who set up […]

Tales of witches and flying dogs!

01 Sep
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The witch who cursed the launch of a Royal Navy ship and the dog who flew patrols in Sunderland flying boats – just two of the far from tall tales which will be related at ‘Storytelling Days’ in Pembroke Dock next week. Arranged by the Sunderland Trust, the Storytelling will take place at the Fleets […]