Author: thebigdog

I am currently 45, with a beautiful wife Jana, and two fantastic sons. I have a background of having lots of different interests and jobs. But my main interest since I was young has always been history, I just love anything to do with history, what we can learn and how we can go on by learning from the past.

Building a bug hotel

Looking after the grandchildren? Or looking to get the kids out more doing something in the garden? Well, why not get them to build a bug hotel. A bit of fresh air and doing something positive for the local bugs, insects and wildlife… Choose a suitable site. It needs to be level and the ground […]

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A Lord Woolton Pie

I admit here and now that I have a healthy obsession with anything to do with history, whether it be military, political, social, sporting or even back to the 17th century or as far back as you want to go, I love it. Well, I also have an interest in World War II and not […]

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Scam Warnings

Pembrokeshire residents and businesses are being warned by Pembrokeshire County Council Trading Standards about a couple of scams currently being operated within the County. Residents are asked to be aware of traders claiming to sell ‘left-over’ tarmac from a nearby job. People are turning up to offer to lay the excess tarmac for a very […]

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A Welsh Genius

The life and work of John Nash will be the subject of a special event at Pembroke Dock Library this week. On Wednesday 20th November from 7pm, Richard Suggett, Senior Investigator (Historic Buildings) at the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, will be discussing Nash’s career in Wales before he found […]

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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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