Digital Station First For Pembrokeshire

01 May

Peoples Collection 1 676An exciting partnership between a Pembrokeshire heritage organisation and The People’s Collection Wales has led to the first Digital Heritage Station being set up at Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust’s new visitor Centre.

This is the first such facility in Pembrokeshire and it allows history groups and societies or individuals to make use of the scanning equipment to digitalise material for sharing with the People’s Collection Wales website.

The Digital Heritage Station is at the Trust’s Fleets to Flying Boats Centre in the Royal Dockyard.  Here the equipment has been made available by Communities 2.0 through the Welsh Government and European ERDF Fund and is part of the exit strategy for the Digital Heritage in the Community Project which ran from March 2011 to July 2012.

Eleanor Evans, Volunteer Training and Development Officer for the Sunderland Trust, said: “We are delighted to be chosen as the first location in Pembrokeshire for a Digital Heritage Station.  This brings considerable benefits for groups and individuals who can now bring items here for scanning and liking to The People’s Collection Wales, and for ourselves and our important archiving role.

“This also reflects the success of our own Archive Team which is working on digitalising the ‘Pembroke Dock Collection’ which is of such historical importance.  It also helps promote the Trust and brings its work to a wider audience.”

To find out more on the Digital Heritage Station and facility at the Sunderland Trust’s visitor centre contact Eleanor Evans 01646 684220. Groups and individuals are most welcome to visit the Fleets to Flying Boats Centre at the Fleet Surgeon’s House in the Royal Dockyard, adjoining the dockyard gates.  It is open Tuesdays to Fridays, 10 am to 4 pm.