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Arts Club Pupils Create Town Tapestry

12 Jun

A bright and colourful tapestry made by schoolchildren to celebrate Pembroke Dock’s Bicentenary is to go on display at the town’s new Heritage Centre. The tapestry was designed and the pictures drawn by members of Pennar Community School’s after school arts club, helped by members of staff Dawn Russell, Helen Allen and Sharon Thomas. It […]

In Memory of Wing Commander Derek Martin, OBE

17 May
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Wing Commander Derek Martin, OBE 1920 – 2014 Wing Commander Derek Martin, OBE, who died in April 2014, was Patron of the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust and a great champion of our heritage. Derek qualified as a pilot early in World War II and in September 1940 joined a crew which flew a new Sunderland, […]

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 […]

Modellers paint Sunderland for return to duty

18 Dec
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    Sunderland T9044 Returns To Action! Sunderland T9044 is returning to duty after nearly 75 years. Penfro Model Club members have recreated an iconic piece of aviation history through their latest project for the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust. They have transformed a 12ft wingspan scale model of a Sunderland flying boat to look like […]

Keep, Sunderland, Warrior and Build a Museum

18 Oct
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Keep, Sunderland, Warrior and build a museum  From the West Wales Guardian – Wednesday, September 6th, 1968 “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 […]

Chapel ‘Open Doors’ pulls in the crowds

20 Sep
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Wales’ only Georgian Military Chapel – in the former Royal Dockyard at Pembroke Dock – proved to be a big crowd puller during a two-day ‘Open Doors’ event. The beautifully restored Dockyard Chapel was open to the public on Friday and Saturday as part of the Civic Trust of Wales’ ‘Open Doors’ scheme. Hundreds of […]

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 […]