This autumn, a series of evening talks will highlight some of Pembrokeshire’s important historic connections around the world…
The Heritage Centre has been running its Autumn Evenings talks for a number of years, and this year, the Heritage Centre is celebrating the occasionally surprising historic links that the county around the world.
The county’s historic connections are genuinely global, reaching from the far east of Asia and Australasia, through Europe and via the polar regions to the other side of the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas. These talks will aim to fully represent the diversity of cultures with whom the county has had – and continues to have an important relationship.
The series of talks will take in subjects such as the birth of the Japanese Navy, the German tank units stationed in the county, and the ‘men of many nations’ who came to the county with military connections – a good number of whom settled locally, making important contributions to the community.
The confirmed dates of the talks will be:
- Friday 4 October: speaker and subject to be confirmed…
- Friday 1 November: David James of the West Wales Maritime Heritage Society will discuss Japan and Pembrokeshire, Past and Present.
- Friday 6 December: speaker and subject to be confirmed…
In the first of the talks to be confirmed, David James will be discussing the building of the ship Hiei in 1877, the birth of the Japanese Navy, and the links that continue to the present day.
Approximate timings for each evening will be:
6.00pm Doors Open
6.30pm Talk Starts
7.15pm (approx) Questions, discussion and opportunity to look around the Heritage Centre
8.00pm (approx) Close
Please note, normal admissions fees apply for each event and will include full entry to the Heritage Centre and displays, the Coffee Shop and the talk.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01646 684220 for any further details.