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Ancient Connections: ON THE SEARCH FOR STORIES.

North Pembrokeshire Communities asked to share their local knowledge as part of Ancient Connections Project Ancient Connections is an exciting heritage and arts programme led by Pembrokeshire County Council that will link communities across the Irish Sea and generate new works of art, community projects, events and activities inspired by the stories that connect these […]

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The Rebecca Riots

The often forgotten Rebecca Riots were a series of protests that took place between around 1839-1843, throughout the rural areas of west Wales, including Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire. The protesters were usually working farming people who had been aggrieved, in general by unfair taxes, and more specifically by the high tolls being charged to transport […]

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One of the Lammas houses

Lammas Ecovillage.

At the end of a long track, off a narrow lane, off a minor road is perhaps Pembrokeshire’s most remarkable settlement: the Lammas Ecovillage. It might have been an echo of Tolkien’s Lembas in the name of the place, or the sight of grass-roofed houses peeping out of the landscape, or the way the stony […]

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Heartland Anthology


The PENfro Book Festival is an annual event celebrating the quality and diversity of writing in Wales today, recognising the contribution of local publishers and booksellers, and encouraging more people to enjoy the wealth of books Wales offers. Held in the glorious setting of Rhosygilwen in Pembrokeshire, the festival aims to be friendly, informal and inviting […]

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diving gannets by Andrew Bailey

A Happy Diver.

Patrick Beaumont began diving 44 years ago in Dorset while living in Hampshire. “ I couldn’t  swim,” he told me, “ so when friends were swimming I was sitting , missing out. I got some flippers ( what divers call fins) ,then the snorkel and face mask and I joined a club.”  How hard could […]

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Ancient Connections: A New Project for Pembrokeshire.

We have just received the following Press Release for an exciting new project . Watch this space. There is so much more to come. Project Launch a Great Success Ancient Connections project, launched recently in St Davids, hailed a great success by project partners and local community members alike. Over 100 people from Wales and […]

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View from the top

Foel Cwmcerwyn.

by Nigel Summerley You might think that Pembrokeshire’s highest point would be a struggle to get up to. But the drama of the prize – to be able to see across the whole county – is not reflected in the overall gentility of the ascent. Foel Cwmcerwyn is a 536-metre (1,759ft) peak. But the starting […]

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Dyffryn Fernant Gardens.

by Nigel Summerley Passionate gardeners sometimes forget that a garden should be a place to sit and relax. But at Dyffryn Fernant there is ample evidence that this vital fact has been remembered. Not only are there countless benches and chairs tucked into seductive spaces at every turn, but the centrepiece of the garden is […]

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Keeping Well this Winter, Naturally

Building up immunity and treating the common cough / cold naturally by Amanda Clifford It’s that time of year again, the changes in the temperature and weather often sparks an influx of cough and cold type symptoms.  In truth, it’s actually a good immune response to have a cold every now and again.  A way […]

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A Walk in Wet Rain.

My host at the Seaview Hotel in Fishguard explained that there are two types of rain in Pembrokeshire: the dry rain (which only wets your clothes) and the wet rain (which penetrates your clothes and wets you). With rain forecast for the coming day, she said she hoped that I would encounter only the dry […]

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