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the return of
5pm to 8:30pm

Pembroke Town Walls and Beyond

a free one-day course for owners of historic properties
in partnership with the Twyi Centre
and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund

Click on the image for a pdf information sheet about the course

A guide to the essential repair and maintenance of your historic property

You don’t need to be an expert to carry out inspections or undertake basic repairs on your property, but it is important to know when a fault might indicate a more serious underlying problem.
This one-day course will give you the basic knowledge to look after your property, limit long term repair costs and teach you how and when to seek more specialist advice.  
The course will be led by Jo Moriarty, Traditional Skills Tutor from the Tywi Centre in Carmarthen.

This FREE course is being offered to local people living in Pembroke and the surrounding area.  Spaces are limited so please book on-line by clicking on the Eventbrite button or scanning the QR code

The course will cover -
Why old buildings are important—significance and sustainability
Materials and methods used in older buildings
Lime and breathability
Considerations when making repairs
Project planning and delivery
Maintenance check lists
Case studies

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Coming soon.....
Brand new for 2024

Guide tours of Pembroke Town and it's medieval walls

Watch this space for more details, dates and how to book.

Archived events

Next talk.....

the last in our 2023 autumn sessions series

An overview from Tomos Jones, Community Archaeologist with the Pembrokeshire National Park Authority, of the extent of archaeology on the Pembrokeshire Coast with some examples of sites and the work that the National Park Authority carries out in relation to archaeology found in it.

Pembroke Town Walls Trust is pleased to present
the Autumn Sessions 2023
a weekly series of 5 illustrated talks by
eminent local historians and archaeologists
all at Foundry House, Pembroke
commencing Thursday 26th October at 19:00

26th October      Dr Simon Hancock
The history of Haverfordwest in 40 artefacts

2nd November      Howard Rudge     
The Lancashire Witches

9th November      David Howell     
PAS Cymru and the impact on the locality

16th November      Adrian James     
Enemy air activity over South Pembrokeshire in the 2nd World War

23rd November      Tomos Jones     
Archaeology of the Pembrokeshire Coast

FREE ENTRY to all sessions
but please click on the Eventbrite link by each session to reserve your place to help us with catering

The History of Haverfordwest stretches back more than 900 years and assembling a group of Artefacts which are reflective of so many rich historical themes is highly challenging.  Dr Simon Hancock, Curator of the Haverfordwest Town Museum has done just that.  He has selected a wide variety of artefacts beginning in the 13th Century and stretching into the 20th Century revealing aspects of the Town's religious, cultural, social, economic and political history.  These include the town seal from 1291,  breathtaking stonework from the Augustinian priory, Royal Charters, etchings, portraits, uniforms and items of local manufacture.

The trials of the Pendle Witches in 1612 are among the most famous witch trials in English history and some of the best recorded of the 17th century.  The twelve accused lived in the area surround Pendle Hill, Lancashire and were charged with the murders of ten people by the use of witchcraft.

The Portable Antiquities Scheme launched in Wales almost 25 years ago. During that time the scheme has recorded over 90,000 archaeological objects found by metal detectorists and members for the public. Join Dr. David Howell to learn more about the work of the scheme and the archaeological discoveries that have been recorded in Pembrokeshire.

This talk will aim to describe some of the enemy aerial activity that took place over South Pembrokeshire during WWII.  Adrian James will focus on information available from official sources, including the National Archives and Pembrokeshire Archives to show how well defended South Pembrokeshire was in the War.

An overview from Tomos Jones of the extent of archaeology on the Pembrokeshire Coast with some examples of sites and the work that the National Park Authority carries out in relation to archaeology found in it.

Archaeology Day 2023
Pembrokeshire College,
Saturday 4th November

This event, hosted by the National Park Authority, will include a range of speakers covering recent excavations and projects from around Pembrokeshire, as well as an exhibition with information from community groups and organisations involved in the area’s heritage and archaeology.

Tickets are £20 per person (lunch included).

This is not a Pembroke Town Walls Trust event but we will be there and are happy to help promote it.

Unearthing History : Pembrokeshire's Past
Carew Castle
Monday 24th July

A unique opportunity to explore the rich history of Pembrokeshire and learn about the archaeological discoveries that have shaped the region over time. Visitors will have the chance to explore a wide range of artefacts and collections as well as engage with experts and enthusiasts from various fields. With hands-on archaeology activities for children, games, talks, Knight School and Have-a-go Archery it’s a day for everyone interested in history and archaeology.

This is not a Pembroke Town Walls Trust event but we will be there and are happy to help promote it.

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the return of
5pm to 8:30pm
Adults £7 Families £15

Tickets in advance through Eventbrite (fees apply)
or buy at the gate (cash or card)

Our popular & relaxed family event "Party at the Castle" returns for another great year.
Featuring fabulous local music talent Samba Doc and The Swingin Nettles.

Not had the pleasure of these before? You can sample their music by clicking on the YouTube links. Even better, see them live on 10th June!


There'll be local producers - heritage crafts - classic cars - family games and much more.  

You're welcome to bring your own picnic or you can get lovely food and drinks from the "Castle Kitchen".

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Entry is just £7 for adults or £15 for families. 
Book in advance through Eventbrite (fees apply)
or pay at the gate when you arrive by card or cash.  

All proceeds will help the valuable work of the Pembroke Town Walls Trust.
See you on the 10th June!

Vanished Glories: The gates and walls of Medieval Haverfordwest
an illustrated talk by Simon Hancock
When - Friday 9th December 19:00
Where - Foundry House, Pembroke

This talk will look at the size and structure of the defences of medieval Haverfordwest and the supposed form of the town walls. The Borough received the grant of murage in 1264 for seven years and so the stone walls can be dated to this time. It will examine the remains as they are today and also the location of the town gates which were still standing into the eighteenth century. Sadly, nothing of them survives.

Although this is a free event, please click on the eventbrite logo and reserve your place so that we can manage numbers and catering.

Llangwm History Society and Pembroke Town Walls Trust will be getting together for an evening of local history films all recently made by or with the help of young people. 
"Born of the Cleddau" was made by Langwm History Society in 2021 and explores the links between the river and the village of Llangwm on its shores.  It is presented by long-time resident Graham Stephens with the help of young people Sonny Zipperlen and Ela-Gwennon Jones.
"More than the Walls" was made and narrated by young people from the Tanyard Youth Project in Pembroke in 2021 and led by Wayne Jenkins.  It tells the story of the Trust’s project to develop a long term plan to restore the walls for the benefit of the wider community.   A modern town on its medieval layout.
In the summer of 2022 Tanyard’s team also made an innovative documentary of the training for young people in heritage stone masonry carried out by Pembrokeshire College. 
A film by Will Hogg, another local young person, of the Garden Through Time within recently restored town walls behind the Tabernacle URC Church will run during the evening. 
Click on the eventbrite logo to reserve your place

Local History Film evening
When - Thursday 27th October 19:00
Where - Foundry House, Pembroke


A Brief Overview of the Birth and Expansion of Pembroke Dock
an illustrated talk by Adrian James
When - Thursday 17th November 19:00
Where - Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre (Garrison Chapel)

The talk will focus on the built heritage of Pembroke Dock. This will briefly include the buildings within the former dockyard, but more importantly, it will look at the houses that were built to accommodate the dockyard workers. It will also offer hints as to where you can find out more about the history of the houses within the town – perhaps even your own house!
Click on the eventbrite logo to reserve your place



Changing our plans!

Due to a potentially dreadful weather forecast for Pembroke on Saturday 18th June - heavy rain and a strong northerly wind - we have taken the decision to postpone the Party at the Castle until Saturday 16th July. We had to take a decision about it rather than leave it to be a complete wash out at the last minute - so apologies! The event will now be from

5PM ON SATURDAY 16TH JULY IN PEMBROKE CASTLE - hope you can change the date in your diaries and join us then and hope for better weather.

Not sure where the promised heatwave is!!

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5:00 - 8:30

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Our popular Party at the Castle returns to Pembroke Castle on Saturday 16th July from 5pm until 8:30pm. It's a family and community event. You can bring your own picnics but the castle cafe is open as well. There will be live music, the Torch Theatre are providing a marquee with a screen so that films can be shown and we have local groups, especially heritage groups with tables displaying their work and engaging with the public.




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