Pictured at the launch of Pembroke Town Trail ,outside Pembroke Town Hall where the trail starts ,are left to right County Cllr Daphne Bush ,Cllr Dennis Evans , Cllr Linda Asman, Cllr Pauline Waters (Mayor),Members of Pembroke Civic Trust and Town Clerk Suzie Thomas.
PEMBROKE Town Council has recently launched a new town trail, which it is hoped will encourage visitors and locals alike to appreciate the historic splendour of the town.
Although Pembroke’s town trail goes back many years and was originated by Pembroke Civic Trust, over the course of time some of the number plaques have been lost and the information required updating.
Town Councillor Linda Asman, also a Civic Trust committee member and chairman of Pembroke & Monkton Local History Society, was asked to undertake the task of updating the trail and producing a new booklet.
Cllr Asman, with fellow local historians Terry John and husband Stuart, walked around the town many times before embarking on the project of mapping out the new town trail, which makes Pembroke Town Hall the starting point.
The three mile route is marked out in 30 numbered, bronze circular plaques, installed in the pavements at various points along the way. The plaques, incorporating the Castle and Tudor Rose, were produced by Autodromo Ltd of Narberth.
There is much to see and comment on along the Trail and the entire walk is around three miles in length, with choices along the route which allow for short cuts and suggestions for variations of the Trail. These are indicated on the map and in the text of the booklet. Previously a brief, free leaflet had been published as a stop gap – the Civic Trust’s booklet having gone out of print – but to do Pembroke justice a new, beautifully-produced booklet is now available.It is intended as a keepsake and is generously illustrated by George Lewis, who has also created the lovely map of the town which folds out on the back cover.
The booklet is available at the Town Hall and The Castle Gift Shop at the cost of £1.50 and it is hoped shortly it will be available at the Tourist Information Centre on the Commons Pembroke. The money for the booklet will go back into the Museum funds to build on the work that Pembroke Museum are already doing.The Museum is situated in Pembroke Town Hall on Main Street Pembroke and is open every morning and is entry is free