Walks spotlight Town’s Two centuries of history

21 Feb

Pembroke Dock’s remarkably varied history over two centuries will be in the spotlight next month when special guided walks take place in the town.

The walks – on Friday and Saturday, May 10th and 11th – are part of the Battle of the Atlantic 70th Anniversary events.

They will be led by four historians who, between them, have a wide insight into the town’s heritage.

David James, of the West Wales Maritime Heritage Society, Ted Goddard and Brian Pratt will be joined by John Evans of the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust, which is co-ordinating the Anniversary Weekend.

The four walks, all of which begin at the Pater Hall, are:

Friday 10th:

11 am Ted Goddard:  Maritime Reflections: Hancocks to Hobbs Point

2 pm John Evans: Reminders of the RAF

Saturday 11th:

11 am Brian Pratt: In The Steps Of Pigs’ Parade

2 pm David James: Stepping Stones in Maritime History

John Evans will also be giving an illustrated talk at the Pater Hall’s Sunderland Suite at 4 pm on Saturday 11th – following on the two-day exhibition which is being staged in the main hall. John will be reflecting on PD’s key involvement in theBattle of the Atlantic Campaign in World War II.

Further details of these and other events will be available in the programme which will be published shortly, and on the Sunderland Trust’s website www.sunderlandtrust.org.uk