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TV adventurer drops by in search of Maritime Mystery

04 May
Michael Palin Ted Goddard 1

Worldwide adventurer Michael Palin has returned to Pembrokeshire for the first time in over 40 years – in search of maritime history and the remarkable and tragic story of a Pembroke Dock-built warship. On Wednesday April 26th Michael visited the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre and met up with naval historian and Centre Volunteer Ted Goddard […]

2016-2017 Heritage Centre Winter Closure

20 Oct
The Royal Dockyard Chapel is home to Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre and Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust.

We would like all visitors to note that the Heritage Centre will be closed for visits from Sunday 18th December 2016 until Friday 17th February 2017. The Heritage Centre will re-open to the public on Saturday 18th February, in time for the half-term holiday. It will continue with its current pattern of opening hours; Monday […]

Heritage Centre remembers Sunderland airmen

17 Nov
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After a successful first full visitor season, the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre will be closing for two winter months – December and January. The Centre, in the Royal Dockyard Chapel, will close as from Monday November 30th. However, it will open especially for parties already pre-booked and also extends an invitation to organisations and groups […]

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 […]

Ann Recreates Wartime History

04 Jul
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A key day in Pembroke Dock’s wartime history has been frozen in time, thanks to the skills of a Sunderland Trust Volunteer. Ann Neville has meticulously recreated RAF Pembroke Dock’s Operations Board for one of the critical days following the D-Day Invasion in June 1944. From a faded photograph Ann has extracted all the lettering […]

Gareth recalls GIs’ ‘Friendly Invasion’

23 Jun
Gareth Mills with copies of ‘The Friendly Invasion’, pictured at the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre.
PICTURE: Martin Cavaney Photography.

Research by Sunderland Trust Volunteer Gareth Mills for the recent D-Day 70th Anniversary events in Pembroke Dock has led to a fascinating addition to the written record of wartime Pembrokeshire. Such was the excellent response to appeals for recollections and information on the American forces which ‘invaded’ the county before D-Day in June 1944 that […]

‘Home run’ for iconic Alvis

16 Jun
PICTURE: Martin Cavaney Photography

A gathering of iconic cars – made by the Alvis Company – will take place at Pembroke Dock’s Royal Dockyard Chapel on Sunday. Over 20 cars are expected as the Alvis Owners’ Club visits the new Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre, which will be open in the afternoon especially for the visit. Alvis has a very […]

John Evans Awarded B.E.M.

16 Jun
John Evans, Queen, Timeline

The Project Manager of the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust, John Evans, was awarded the British Empire Medal (B.E.M.) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for ‘The Preservation of Pembroke Dock and its Military Past’. John’s first connection with Pembroke Dock was as a reporter with the Western Telegraph in 1970 and he made the town […]

D-Day Events are Big Attraction at Town’s New Heritage Centre

13 Jun
Mrs Kath Roach of Freystrop with her immaculate David Brown tractor which saw wartime service at Royal Naval Air Station Dale.

With national and international focus upon the beaches of Normandy on the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, Pembrokeshire’s key contributions to the Invasion of Occupied Europe on 6th June 1944 were particularly remembered in special events at Pembroke Dock. The recently opened Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre in the Royal Dockyard Chapel staged two days of D-Day […]