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The ‘Old Court Room’ in Pembroke Town Hall is home to Pembroke Museum where a wonderful display of historical photographs, artefacts and memorabilia are exhibited.

Come and see the traditional  authentic Welsh Lady Costume.

The Museum is particularly looking for items from WW1 for displays through 2014 connecting Pembroke and Pembrokeshire with the Great War. If you have anything you would consider loaning to the Museum for this period then please contact us.

  The refurbishment work is now completed in the Town Hall, and we are pleased to announce that the Museum is open every day 10am – 3pm in the summer months  

Pembroke Town Council offer their sincere thanks to all of the volunteers who have made the museum such a success.

               Pembroke Museum Celebrates its First Successful year

On Friday May 30th 2014, Pembroke Town Council played host to Volunteers Night in the Town Hall. People who have helped run and support Pembroke Museum were invited to a social evening as a ‘thank you’ for their contribution.   It was a birthday celebration too as Pembroke Museum celebrates the first anniversary of its opening on June 1st 2013.

 Welcome from the Mayor

Altogether 65 people accepted the invitation to attend the function which was opened by Pembroke’s new  Mayor, Clr Aaron Carey.  Clr Carey conveyed the Town Council’s thanks to all who had helped make the Museum a success and for voluntarily giving up so much of their time to promoting Pembroke’s heritage.  He then proposed a toast to the museum and was thanked by our President George Lewis, who with wife Jeanne, painted the Pembroke Murals which adorn the walls of the foyer, staircase and landing of Pembroke Town Hall. No one has done more to promote our heritage than George and Jeanne, and for this reason George was elected President of the Pembroke and Monkton Local History Society, a position he fills with great enthusiasm.

 The History Society

The History Society is a main organiser of the museum, working in cooperation with West Wales Maritime Heritage Society, Pembroke Civic Trust and Terry John of the Sealed Knot.  As Chairman of the Society and also Curator, Linda Asman was asked to say a few words and she thanked the Mayor for his kind words and the generosity of Pembroke Town Council for enabling the museum to happen. In her speech the Curator said :

” Many in Pembroke do not realise how much our Town Council does for the town.  In this instance they made the old Court Room available for voluntary groups to run as a museum together with a start up grant of £5,000.  It could not have happened otherwise”.

Featured in the Photograph below :  David James  (West Wales Maritime),Stuart Asman,Linda Asman (Curator),Councillor Aaron Carey and Mrs Natalie Carey ,Mayor and Mayoress of Pembroke, Racheal Norman (Volunteer Co-ordinator), Mrs Dilys Hanmer MBE, George Lewis (President)

Pembroke Mayor Aaron Carey which some of the volunteers

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In Perpetual Memory

Julie Jones, Pembroke  –  2nd June 2011

Robert Broome, Milford Haven  –  2nd June 2011

Andrew Jenkins, Milford Haven – 2nd June 2011

Dennis Riley, Milford Haven  –  2nd June 2011

David Sterlini, Tenby – 26th March 1989

On the 2nd June 2011, Pembroke Refinery experienced a tragic explosion.  The incident claimed the lives of four members of Pembrokeshire’s dedicated energy industry workforce and severely injured a fifth.

On Thursday 31st July 2013 a memorial sculpture was unveiled paying tribute to the workforce of the Pembrokeshire Energy Industry and commemorating those who have given their lives in this service.

Miss Joy Cornock, Harpist commenced the service and Councillor Arwyn Williams, Chairman of Pembrokeshire County Council welcomed those in attendance.  Angela Burns AM gave a response and the Dedication was given by The Right Reverend Wyn Evans, Bishop of St Davids.  Concluding Prayers were taken by Canon Roger Jones.

The bench, constructed of striking white Portland limestone, has been engraved to express sentiments of tribute to those lost.

 

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Many of the rooms within Pembroke Town hall can be hired for a variety of uses,including Wedding Receptions,coffee mornings, table top sales, plays, quizzes and much more.

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Pembroke Town Council has a  licence to enable Marriages and Civil Partnerships to take place in the Town Hall and also an alcohol licence for the premises.  The Town Hall is ideally located in the centre of Pembroke with parking and easy access.The main hall can hold up to 200 .If you are holding a special party , and awards ceremony , a training event – the list is endless then Pembroke Town Hall could provide the solution to your requirements.There is a fully equipped kitchen for you to cater for yourselves or for an out side caterers.

Fees are extremely competitive in a great  location and first class facilities available.

Please contact Suzie or Virginia at The Town Hall to discuss your requirements

01646 683092

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65 Main Street
Pembroke
Pembrokeshire
SA71 4DW

Telephone: 08457 404 404

HSBC in Pembroke Branch Opening Times:

Opening:

Closing:

Monday:

09:00

17:00

Tuesday:

09:30

17:00

Wednesday:

09:00

17:00

Thursday:

09:00

17:00

Friday:

09:00

17:00

Saturday:

Closed

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Closed

 

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If you have a news item which you would like to be included on this page then please contact:-

Virginia

Pembroke Town Council, Town Hall, Main Street, Pembroke Sa71 4JS

Telephone:  01646 683092

virginia@pembstowncouncil.plus.com

 

 

 

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