History

Charterhouse Lifeboat sets sail for a new home

Fishguard’s historic Charterhouse Lifeboat is to be moved to a new home – the West Wales Maritime Heritage Museum in Pembroke Dock. The Charterhouse Returns Trust – a group of local volunteers responsible for the boat’s care – has struggled to find a suitable exhibition space in her home port. Plans to make her the […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

Holly and mistletoe: more than Christmas decorations!

In days gone by, before tinsel and glass baubles, people decorated their homes with holly and mistletoe, in the depth of winter. Christians have long associated the holly thorn with the suffering of Jesus, and the berries with his blood, but the use of holly as a sacred symbol goes further back in time. We know […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More