Work is steadily progressing on the first two leaflets being produced by volunteers - A Walk on the Wildside - with support from Awards for All lottery funders for artwork and printing costs. This will take people around the old town walls and travel along the Commons and Gooses Lane, along the Millpond Walk, and then around the castle.
The second leaflet will be a Children’s Trail on a history theme. It will be developed with the help of local children, and again will basically follow the route of old town walls. Young people will make the key decisions on the content of the leaflet, and several ideas have been put forward already - most relating to the more gruesome side of life in ’the olden days.’
Young people who would like to be involved with this project will be very welcome, and can do so by getting in touch with Pembroke Community Association 21C at Foundry House by phone on (01646) 680090 or by emailing foundryhousepembroke@21C.org">foundryhousepembroke@21C.org.
The Journey Through Time project
Work is continuing behind the scenes on the partnership between the Pembroke Story ’Journey Through Time’ project, The Tabernacle, and the Town Walls Trust pilot scheme (which will include the Lime Kiln). Sycamore trees which have self-seeded are being carefully removed so that it is possible to see what lies beneath, and the next stage of planning can then take place.
Memory Making Thursday afternoons
The recent Christmas memory sharing meeting of the Pembroke Story in Pembroke Tabernacle centered around Childhood Christmas memories. It was a happy occasion and Kathryn Harries also brought along a variety of old Christmas decorations, cards and gifts. The tasty cake provided for these occasions by ’The Ladies Who Bake’ are very much appreciated.
Work is due to begin soon on the chapel building renovation, including a new roof, though it is hoped that the annual ’Welsh Theme’ event on the last Thursday in February - the 26th will be able to go ahead.
A big thank you to everyone who responded to the request for information about Percy Rees in Main Street, and apologies to those who have not yet been contacted; they will be.
Anyone wanting to get involved with the Pembroke Story or the dollymixture project (Old Main Street), please get in touch with Nikki Anderson, c/o Foundry House 21C - (01646) 680090, Ted and Kathryn Harries on (01646) 684704 or reception@pembroke21C.org.uk">reception@pembroke21C.org.uk.
Pembroke ponds and stream litter clearances
The next litter pick takes place tomorrow (Saturday, February 7) and will be along Pembroke Commons at 10 am. The group will be meeting outside Foundry House and newcomers are always welcome - gloves and equipment are provided. If you want to join in, but have any questions, please phone Foundry House (21C Community Association) on (01646) 680090.
Two years ago local school children helped produce colourful posters that were put on litter-bins around Pembroke to remind dog owners to dispose of their dog’s waste. These were very successful to begin with, but there is still a big problem - especially in certain areas of the Commons, Millpond and the Castle Pond.
Keep Wales Tidy supply the group with bags and the Community Association based on Foundry House have a small supply for anyone forgetting to take a bag when out walking their dogs.
There is a heavy canister in the Barnards Tower end of the Millpond and the Millpond Action Group volunteers are hoping to remove this early next month by boat along with other planned work that had to be postponed in November.
Pembroke floral enhancement
Last autumn, the decision was made to plant crocus bulbs on the Commons and we are very grateful to Valero (again) for their financial help. Over 800 bulbs have been planted beside the footpath between Foundry House and the bottom of Well Hill by a group of volunteers of all ages. Bulbs have also been planted on the bank at the bottom of St. Daniels Hill. It is hoped that the weather is kind and that they make a good show.