Pembroke Castle hosts refinery's 50th anniversary celebrations

KNIGHTS IN SHINING ARMOUR: Rhys Harvey-Jones, 6, and Iwan Harvey-Jones, 4, of Sageston with knights from the Company of Chivalry. PICTURE: Martin Cavaney. (6134167)

FEATHERED FRIEND: 12-year-old Megan Glenister, of Monkton, with a steppe eagle and Alex Hill, of Pembrokeshire Falconry. PICTURE: Martin Cavaney. (6134180)

STANDING STRONG: Knights from the Company of Chivalry. PICTURE: Martin Cavaney. (6134189)

A ROARING SUCCESS: The dragon puppets were just one of the attractions at the Fayre. PICTURE: Martin Cavaney. (6134203)

LOST AND FOUND: Two-year-old peregrine Enzo was flying as part of a Pembrokeshire Falconry display. PICTURE: Pembrokeshire Falconry. (6134211)

FUN IN THE SUN: There was plenty to keep the children busy. PICTURE: Martin Cavaney. (6134219)

FANTASTIC FUNDRAISER: All proceeds from the event will go to the Paul Sartori Foundation. PICTURE: Martin Cavaney. (6134229)

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A SPRING fayre to mark the 50th anniversary of continuous operations at Pembroke Refinery was held at Pembroke Castle on Sunday (May 11).

Attractions included a knight’s workshop, bouncy castles, dragon puppets, a falconry display, a circus workshop, an archery school, re-enactments, market stalls, castle tours, face painting and refreshments. Rugby players from the Scarlets were also at the fayre.

All proceeds from the free event will go to the Paul Sartori Foundation – Pembrokeshire’s only ‘Hospice at Home’ care service which is Valero’s charity of the year.

Valero policy, government and public affairs manager Stephen Thornton said:“In putting together this event we wanted to recognise the incredible contribution that the community in Pembrokeshire has made over the past 50 years.”

The owners of a peregrine falcon which went missing in high winds at the fayre were very relieved to have him back home.

Two-year-old Enzo was flying as part of a Pembrokeshire Falconry display.

Emma Hill, who owns the business with her husband Alex, said: “It was really, really blustery at Pembroke Castle on Sunday.

“Enzo was fine above the castle walls but inside the castle walls it was really turbulent and he was just really struggling to come below the walls to pick up the lure so he went to sit on a wall in the town.”

Alex and Emma were very worried when Enzo did not return because, although he flies easily in winds of up to 70mph, he can also travel very long distances and has never caught his own food before.

But luckily a passerby took him under his wing for the night and they found him safe and well just outside Pembroke on Monday morning.

“We’re very, very relieved to have him back,” added Emma.

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touches the margin
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first light: there,
in the garden,
near the youth
of a fine rose.

Francesco Sinibaldi
Stream of memories. Beside that flower the whisper of a delicate ray touches the margin described by the first light: there, in the garden, near the youth of a fine rose. Francesco Sinibaldi Sinibaldi
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