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Discounted Heritage Centre Entry for Pembroke Castle Visitors

03 Aug
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Visitors wishing to experience almost 1000 years of Pembrokeshire History can now use their Pembroke Castle tickets to gain discounted entry into Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre. The offer will run for the duration of the school summer holidays, and will require visitors to show a Pembroke Castle ticket or Till Receipt in order to get […]

Christening Photos Bridge 70 Years

26 Jul
2016: Left to right: Dilys Cardy and Margaret Brown, of Pembroke Dock, Carol Francis of Swansea (first cousins); Robert Bickham; Judy Thomas of Gowerton (step-sister), Lesley Bickham (daughter) and Pamela Bickham (wife).

Over 70 years separate these two photographs which recall a very special family moment as World War II drew to a close. Taking centre stage in both is Robert Bickham, who was the babe in arms in the photograph taken after his christening at Pembroke Dock’s Royal Dockyard Chapel in April 1945. Robert, who emigrated […]

SHORT BROTHERS – Aviation Pioneers

16 Apr

HORACE Leonard 1872 – 1917        Albert EUSTACE 1875 – 1932        Sir Hugh OSWALD 1883 – 1969   THREE BRILLIANT BROTHERS – My Great, Great Uncles ! In 1893 two brothers strained their necks from the roof of 15 Friar Gate, Derby… “Breathlessly we scrambled up through the skylight on to the roof of our house […]

2016 Opening times for the Heritage centre.

22 Jan

2016 Opening times for the Heritage centre. Opening times will now be as follows: From the 15th February 2016 Wednesday to Saturday. 10.00hrs until 16.00hrs. From Monday the 21st March 2016 Monday to Saturday. 10.00hrs until 16.00hrs. New admission prices will apply from 1st February 2016 Adults: £5.00 Concessions: £4.00 (60+ years of age) Child: […]

Cake Crew on Parade for Macmillan

17 Sep
Flashback to 2014: ‘Cake crew’ team are pictured with Mrs Dilys Hanmer, Hon President of the Pembrokeshire Branch of Macmillan Cancer Support. Left to right: Carol Porter, Mrs Hanmer, Marilyn Mitchell, Sue Clarkson, Gill Saldanha, Kay Hancock, Rik Saldanha, Peter Mitchell and Derek Lawrence.

The ‘Cake Crew’ at Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre will be ‘on parade’ again next Thursday, September 24th – in support of Macmillan Cancer Support. Volunteers are busy planning their contributions to the home-made cake stall. All this is in aid of Macmillan’s annual coffee morning and the volunteers aim to beat the £90 raised last […]

Tea-nagers Serve Up Coffee Shop Smiles!

15 Sep
Caption: Hollie Wiggins (left) and Holly Kenniford at the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre Coffee Shop.

During the summer holidays it was service with special smiles at the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre’s Coffee Shop – thanks to the ‘Two Hollies’. Teenagers Holly Kenniford and Hollie Wiggins joined the Volunteer Team which runs the Heritage Centre and helped keep the coffees and teas flowing during a very busy summer season. Hollie attends […]

Heritage Volunteers View Cosford Projects

28 Aug
Bill Proctor (right) and Alan Porter (left) pictured with Darren Priday by a restored wing of a Wellington bomber.

Volunteers with the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust had an exclusive behind-the-scenes insight into conservation projects when they visited the RAF Museum at Cosford recently. With the Museum’s Darren Priday as their guide they were given access to the Michael Beetham Conservation Centre which is not normally open to the public. They saw major work underway […]