Wednesday, October 11, 2017

We begin our Winter Talks Programme

Alex Powell and Christian Donovan (centre) with some of the P&M Local History Society Committee

We began our Winter Talks programme on Saturday October 7th at Pembroke Town Hall with a talk by Carew Castle Discovery Guides Alex Powell and Christian Donovan 'Carew Castle and Sir Rhys ap Thomas: the man who killed Richard III'.   
Between them, the ladies gave a detailed presentation of the life of Sir Rhys and his relationship with Henry Tudor - his support was crucial to Henry's victory at Bosworth and it is believed that it was he who delivered the death blow.  
Rhys remained a close ally and trusted friend to Henry and, in recognition for his loyalty, he was made a Knight of the Garter in 1505.  To celebrate this honour Sir Rhys held a great tournament at Carew Castle in April 1507, the last tournament to be held in this country. 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

October Events

Quiz Night, September 22nd

The winning team are Michael Howlett, Lottie Howlett-John, Wendy George, Graham George and (not pictured) Abby John. On the right of the photograph is Rose Blackburn, the Quiz Master for the night.
Rose extended thanks to all who supported the Quiz Night and especially to the ladies of the Committee for providing the excellent buffet.  £140 was raised for Society funds.
Next Quiz Night will be held on November 17th.

Dyfed Family History Fair September 16th

We attended the Dyfed Family History Fair which was held in St Peter's Hall, Carmarthen.  Good opportunity for networking as so many Societies take part. Nearby is St Peter's Church, where can be seen the tomb of Sir Rhys ap Thomas who played such an important part in Henry Tudor's victory at Bosworth.

Monday, September 4, 2017

And off further afield to Bosworth!

out and about this summer

Summer is always a busy time for us - supporting local events with exhibitions and stalls:
St Mary's Church Welsh Week

Carew Castle Archaeology Day

The Pembroke Show

Display in Brown's Fish and Chip Cafe window on the Digital Town Trail
Stackpole Church annual Flower Festival - theme, Childhood

Pembroke River Rally
Cider with Henry on the Commons - RNLI fundraiser