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Battle of Atlantic -Memorial Stone

24 Feb
BoA May 2013 Memorial Group 2 676

    Memorial Stone Dedicated to Pembroke!   A memorial stone will be unveiled and dedicated at Pembroke Dock during the final event of the town’s battle of the Atlantic Anniversary weekend -an open air service at the Dockyard chapel on Sunday may 12th. Crafted out of Welsh slate, the memorial commemorates Pembroke Dock vital […]

Derek Remembers-Derek Martin OBE

21 Feb

  T9044 Wing Commander Derek Martin OBE Among the pilots who flew Sunderland T9044 is Wing Commander Derek Martin OBE, who is Patron of the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust. . In September 1940 Wing Commander Martin, then just 20-years-old, piloted T9044 on its delivery flight from Pembroke Dock to Oban, on Scotland’s west coast. He was […]

Catalina’s flying tribute to ‘PD’

21 Feb
VP63 Catalina 14 676

The aviation clock will be turned back 70 years when Catalina flying boat pays an aerial tribute to Pembroke Dock on Saturday afternoon, August 24th. Operated by Plane Sailing Air Displays Ltd from Duxford Airfield in Cambridgeshire, this Canadian-built version of the famous Catalina will be diverting from a 100th Anniversary Commemorative flight around Britain […]

Criterion Hotel

18 Feb
Criterion Hotel c 1910

          The Criterion Hotel was situated on the curve of the road at the end of London Road where it now joins the roundabout (with the former Pumphouse situated in the middle). This Hotel, and the one on the opposite side of the road (The Pier Hotel) were both destroyed during […]

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 […]