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Notice of AGM

07 Apr
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The Trustees would like to give notice to all members of Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust of the 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM). The Meeting will be held on Wednesday 10 May at 4.00pm at Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre, Royal Dockyard Chapel, Pembroke Dock, SA72 6WS. It will be open to all members of the Trust. […]

Ready for reopening!

10 Feb
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After eight weeks of planned closure to make a few internal changes, the Heritage Centre is reopening ready for the schools’ half-term holiday. We will formally reopen to the public on Saturday 18 February as we had intended, with small changes to the layout of the Gift Shop, Coffee Shop, children’s activity area and new displays. […]

A uniform project for volunteers

28 Oct
The uniform used in the dressing up box is popular among our younger visitors.

The Sunderland Trust received a little bit of good news this week, as it was informed that it had been successful in its bid for a small grant to help look after the collection of military uniform in its care. The project will seek to improve the storage of approximately 100 items of military uniform, […]

Heritage Centre remembers Sunderland airmen

17 Nov
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After a successful first full visitor season, the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre will be closing for two winter months – December and January. The Centre, in the Royal Dockyard Chapel, will close as from Monday November 30th. However, it will open especially for parties already pre-booked and also extends an invitation to organisations and groups […]

Airfield Return for Pilot’s Family and Friends

23 Sep
Flashback to 1943 - Gordon Singleton’s Sunderland after landing on Angle Airfield.
PICTURE: Sunderland Trust Archive.

The ashes of a Sunderland pilot have been scattered on the airfield where he made wartime aviation history. The wife and grandson of Gordon Singleton were joined by friends at Angle Airfield where in May 1943 he landed the four engined flying boat on grass after an epic rescue in the Atlantic. Gordon, then serving […]

Education Visits Frequently Asked Questions

28 Jul

Education Visits Frequently asked questions  The Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust operates the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre.  Can we eat and drink on site? The Coffee Shop is located within the main hall however only goods bought in the Coffee Shop may be consumed there. No food or drinks are allowed anywhere else in the main […]

Remembering the Fallen in Normandy

15 Jul
Sue Clarkson at the grave of Private Ronnie Powell.

A Pembrokeshire soldier and a Sunderland flying boat pilot have been especially remembered in Normandy by members of the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust team. During a D-Day Battlefields Tour, several of the team who help run the Trust’s Heritage Centres made special visits to two cemeteries to pay their respects to servicemen who died in […]

Ann Recreates Wartime History

04 Jul
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A key day in Pembroke Dock’s wartime history has been frozen in time, thanks to the skills of a Sunderland Trust Volunteer. Ann Neville has meticulously recreated RAF Pembroke Dock’s Operations Board for one of the critical days following the D-Day Invasion in June 1944. From a faded photograph Ann has extracted all the lettering […]

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 […]