Category: History

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Tales of Plunder and Desecration

Ieuan Morris’s new book, Photographing Pembrokeshire – A Paradise for Pirates, covers all kinds of plunderers. In his chapter on St David’s Head he writes: “Whilst Pembrokeshire has witnessed invaders of one kind or...

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Blackest Bart

Following on from our piece on Black Bart (one of the pirates featured in Ieuan Morris’s new book, Photographing Pembrokeshire) Ceridwen Cilshafe has been in touch to emphasise just how nasty a piece of...

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A Tale of Two Boys – Part 2

Following on from the story of 16-year-old Wilhelm ‘Willi’ Hübner, here is the story of 12-year-old Alfred Czech… Alfred’s Story Twelve-year-old Hitlerjugend platoon leader Alfred Czech after the award of his Iron Cross by the...

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A Tale of Two Boys – Part 1

“Everyone made a brief report: ‘Oberkamaradschaftsführer Hübner, Bann 803, Lower Silesia area, messenger in the fight for Lauban.’ And he shook hands with everyone. When he stroked my cheek, he said: ‘Well, my boy’...

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Twin Peaks: Garn Fawr and Garn Fechan

Pembrokeshire abounds in wonderful hills… high places that were once the perfect setting for fortifications. The twin peaks of Garn Fawr and Garn Fechan, to the south of Strumble Head, both had hill forts...

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Archaeology Day Stays Virtual

This is a bilingual message from Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Please scroll down for the English version.   Diwrnod Archaeoleg Rhithwir i ddatgelu hanes a threftadaeth gyfoethog Sir Benfro   Bydd Diwrnod Archaeoleg Arfordir...

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Major Opportunity for Artists and Creatives

Ancient Connections is inviting expressions of Interest from artists, musicians and creatives in connection with the Holy Wells of North Wexford and North Pembrokeshire for: Music and sound commissions (total budget available €15,000) Literature and visual arts commissions...