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Catalina’s flying tribute to ‘PD’

21 Feb
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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 […]

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

23 Jan
201 Sunderland trio mid 1950s Flight 32867s

  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 […]

A Sunderland of an Australian squadron in distress at Pembroke Dock

10 Jan

  Sunderland Trust Parade Significant Andrew Hendrie Collection A Sunderland of an Australian squadron in distress at Pembroke Dock  just one of many images in the hugely significant Andrew Hendrie Collection. A major collection of photographs belonging to one of Britain’s foremost aviation authors has been donated to the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust.The photographs, mainly […]

Town’s Naval links with Japan are re-connected

08 Jan

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 […]

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 […]