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Stackpole-Cliffs

The Stackpole Estate.

Blog from Rachel Mullett of Pembrokeshire Moments.   The Stackpole Estate is a great place for walking and exploring with or without children. It also offers  two of our finest beaches to walk or play on. The National Trust organises many activities from early morning otter spotting to bushcraft. If you are a National Trust […]

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bookshop

Your local independent bookshop.

Victoria Bookshop, Haverfordwest. In recent years, many independent bookshops across the UK have closed,but the good news is that there is now a revival under way. Here in Pembrokeshire, we are lucky to still have some great independent booksellers and the easiest one to locate and visit is the Victoria Bookshop at 6 Bridge Street, […]

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Hayseed Dixie

Hayseed Dixie.

At the Queens Hall 6th March 2019. Hayseed Dixie is an American bluegrass band hailing from the Appalachian Mountains. The band has gained a huge following worldwide with hit singles and vibrant live performances. Their first album was released in 2001 and called ‘A Hillbilly Tribute to AC/DC’. In a sentence that tells you they […]

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Sarah with Daisy and Ellie

GARDENS OPEN FOR CHARITY, FOR BEGINNERS AND FOR OLD HANDS TOO.

This year Sarah will be visiting and writing about privately owned gardens that open their gates to raise money for charity. She’ll be sharing what we can learn from garden visiting – something she describes of as our most leisurely national sport. Sarah also offers an affordable and holistic garden design service through which she […]

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Pembrokeshire skies

Betty, elemental.

A Poem from Marc Mordey  A good friend of ours, Betty Hill, died recently. We went to her funeral service (as the Easterly wind snapped and bit its way into West Wales)  and the following quote, which she had chosen, was shared : ‘Total annihilation is impossible.We are the prisoners of an infinity without outlet, […]

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From Neyland

Neyland.

Brunel’s railway town  – now a marina. Isambard Kingdom Brunel chose Neyland as the terminus for his South Wales Railway, but this was transferred to Fishguard in 1906, which led to the decline of this town on the tributary stream of the Cleddau opposite Pembroke Dock. Neyland continued as a railway working centre and had […]

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view from treffgarne Gorge

Treffgarne and Wolfscastle.

Pembrokeshire’s rocky gorge. As you drive north from Haverfordwest to Fishguard  for the first time(or the other way, of course!) you may be surprised to reach the spectacular gorge at Treffgarne – sharp bends and  a narrow sided valley with the road , river and railway line. Evidence of early settlements have been found here […]

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Theatr Gwaun, Fishguard

Theatr Gwaun:Then and Now: 2019.

Theatr Gwaun in Fishguard is a real gift to the people of North Pembrokeshire. But this interesting old building has had many incarnations since the land was first donated by local land owner John James. According to Paul Williams who has been working at the Theatre since 2001, the theatre started life as a Temperance […]

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daffodil

The Heralds of Spring.

Daffodils. They say gardening teaches patience and it must be true because I am on the whole a fairly impatient person. Once I’ve had an idea I want to crack on with it and get it up and running. If things drag because of boring practicalities I run out of steam and move on to […]

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Falcon Boats

A Life on the Water.

Ffion and her team at Falcon Boats get ready for the new season. As the long grey winter finally draws to a close, Pembrokeshire’s many seasonal businesses are gearing up for the brighter days ahead. Ffion Rees, skipper of Falcon Boats, took some time out from her preparations to update us about plans for 2019. […]

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