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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 […]

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 […]

Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert

26 Feb

  Yachts Fit for A Queen Five Royal yachts’ were built at Pembroke Dockyard, Reflecting its premier status. Three were named Victoria and Albert after the long reigning Monarch and her consort. The Royal yacht’s were: 1843:Paddle yacht Victoria and Albert(I). launched on April 26th. Of 1,034 tons she served under this name until 1855, was […]

Oral History Group

26 Feb

With the Second World War ending more than seventy years ago, some of those that were in active service or affected by the war are willing to pass on their memories and experiences of those times. First -hand knowledge adds greatly to the oral and now video heritage which can be preserved and passed on to […]

Social Inclusion Projects

26 Feb

The trust provides support to other charitable organisations such as Coast and Green Links by providing access to work place experience to people who may need additional support in work place environment. Participants are provided with low level duties In administration and research and it is hoped that some can find the confidence to experience […]

Why Is the Sunderland T9044 is so important.

26 Feb

Why Sunderland T9044 Is so important to the Sunderland Trust   The mark 1 Short Sunderland t9044 is at the very core of the trusts success and support is now required to raise the aircraft. A separate fund raising appeal has been started that will encourage both corporate and private donation and in kind provision […]