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£1million funding helps teach lifesaving skills

Western Telegraph: SEA SKILLS: RNLI Angle trainees Michael Higgins and Carl Morgan with Coxswain Lewis Creese. (9413822)

3:29pm Monday 18th August 2014

TWO local lifeboat volunteers have learnt the skills that will help them stay safe while saving lives at sea, thanks to £1million of funding from the Lloyd’s Register Foundation.

Brass band wows crowds in birthday concerts

Western Telegraph: UNIQUE STYLE: Guest vocalist Emily Kaijaks. PICTURE: Martin Cavaney (9198602)

2:52pm Tuesday 12th August 2014

PEMBROKE Dock hosted some talented German visitors at the weekend, as part of events to celebrate the town’s 200th birthday.

More than 100 people ready to take a leap of faith

8:50am Tuesday 12th August 2014

PLANS which will allow 120 people to bungee jump off the Cleddau Bridge are still being finalised.

Village green bid dealt a blow

2:48pm Monday 4th August 2014

A BID to register the last remaining patch of open space in Pembroke Dock town centre as a village green has been dealt a blow.

Open studios sheds light on Art Out West

Western Telegraph: EXHIBTION LAUNCH: Art Out West Open Studios is being launched at Castlemartin Community Cafe tonight (Wednesday, August 6).    (8889389)

10:20am Monday 4th August 2014

AN ART exhibition being held at artists’ homes, galleries and studios in Pembroke and around the Castlemartin peninsula is to be launched tonight (Wednesday, August 6).

Bergen twinning visit is bang on target

Western Telegraph: GAME ON: Organiser Cllr David Boswell and other town councillors with members of the two shooting clubs.  PICTURE: Martin Cavaney. (8859521)

5:04pm Friday 1st August 2014

A TWIN town shooting competition held at Pembroke Dock Shooting Club recently went with a bang.

American activist speaks of 'incredible' Monkton experience

Western Telegraph: AMERICAN VISITOR: Public speaker, poet and writer Kevin Powell met children at Monkton Priory School recently. (8715199)

1:04pm Friday 1st August 2014

INFLUENTIAL American public speaker, poet and writer Kevin Powell met schoolchildren on a recent visit to Pembrokeshire as part of a project celebrating the life and work of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.

Town's history brought to life on stage

Western Telegraph: TOP PERFORMANCE: Pembroke Dock Community School.  PICTURE: Martin Cavaney. (8846175)

12:38pm Friday 1st August 2014

FROM a filmmaker to a warship, suffragettes, a baker’s shop and time travel –‘The Complete and Utter History of Pembroke Dock’ has been brought to life on stage in celebration of the town’s bicentenary.

‘Something for everyone’ at Monkton Village Fair

Western Telegraph: FUN FAIR: There was plenty to do at Monkton Village Fair. (8839156)

10:32am Friday 1st August 2014

IT WAS another successful year for Monkton Village Fair which was held on Saturday, July 19.

Gillian, 82, shares Coast to Countryside sketches

10:07am Friday 1st August 2014

A FRESHWATER East artist is sharing her sketchbook with the world.

Special Olympics given community life award

Western Telegraph: CHEQUE IT OUT: Lucy Callan and Jemma Bowie-Hallam at ASDA Pembroke Dock.  

1:35pm Monday 28th July 2014

SPECIAL Olympics Pembrokeshire has been given a community life award by ASDA Pembroke Dock.

Volunteers join in woodland management project

Western Telegraph: TEAM WORK: Volunteers from South Hook LNG and Pembroke 21 CIC at King’s Mill Wood.  

12:49pm Monday 28th July 2014

IT WAS a day of pulling Himalayan Balsam and making Pembrokeshire charcoal for a team of South Hook LNG volunteers at the National Trust’s Stackpole Estate recently.

Town gears up for Bicentenary Water Festival

12:22pm Monday 28th July 2014

PEMBROKE Dock is gearing up for a wet and wild weekend of birthday fun.

Refinery staff get up close with racing super car

Western Telegraph: NICE WHEELS: Valero public affairs manager Stephen Thornton poses with the Aston Martin racing car.   (8655412)

12:05pm Monday 28th July 2014

ONE of the world’s top racing cars – an Aston Martin GTE - wowed staff at Valero Pembroke Refinery during a recent visit.

School celebrates Children’s University awards

Western Telegraph: A PROUD MOMENT: Pembroke Dock Community School pupils with their Children’s University awards. (8654044)

11:49am Monday 28th July 2014

A CEREMONY was held at Pembroke Dock Community School at the end of term for 60 pupils who received awards from the Children’s University.

School celebrates top achievements

Western Telegraph: TOP PUPILS: Pembroke mayor Cllr Pauline Waters presented the winners with their awards.   (8653245)

11:35am Monday 28th July 2014

GOODBYES are always hard but it was with immense pride that Golden Grove School bid its year six pupils a fond farewell at the end of the school term.

Dean's memory lives on with charity donation

Western Telegraph: CHEQUE IT OUT: Peter Mackay, Dean’s mum Sandra Evans and Bryn Hazeldean. (8586491)

5:04pm Thursday 24th July 2014

THE CRUCIAL crew section of the Wales Ambulance Trust has been given a £500 boost thanks to a generous donation from the Dean Bevzy Evans Charity.

Flowers in full bloom at church festival

Western Telegraph: BLOOMING SUCCESS: St John’s Church, Pembroke Dock hosted a very successful Flower Festival.  PICTURE: Martin Cavaney.  (8585305)

4:49pm Thursday 24th July 2014

ST JOHN the Evangelist Church, Pembroke Dock hosted a blooming successful Flower Festival last week in support of the town’s bicentenary celebrations.

Gordon steps up to the plate as new central ward town councillor

Western Telegraph: NEW RECRUIT: Cllr Gordon Goff, of Pembroke Dock.  PICTURE: Western Telegraph. (8580815)

3:49pm Thursday 24th July 2014

PEMBROKE Dock Town Council has a new recruit.

Scott's family thank 'the whole town'

Western Telegraph: STRONG BONDS: Scott Goodwin with mum Laurie, sister Sarah and her daughter Alisha, and Scott’s dad, John.   PICTURE: Western Telegraph. (8571969)

2:35pm Thursday 24th July 2014

FOR 33 years a Pennar family have lovingly cared for one of their own who has cerebral palsy.

Race is on to top retro marketing campaign

Western Telegraph: AWARD-WINNING: A poster from Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority's campaign. (8313849)

11:34am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE search is on for talented Pembrokeshire marketers to top the national’s park’s famous retro railway poster advertising campaign.

Fire station open day is a roaring success

Western Telegraph: TEAM EFFORT: The local community came together to give Orielton School an end of year spring clean.

9:04am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ABOUT 200 people visited Pembroke Dock Fire Station when it opened its doors to the public for the afternoon on Saturday, July 12.

School clean-up

Western Telegraph: TEAM EFFORT: The local community came together to give Orielton School an end of year spring clean.

11:57am Monday 21st July 2014

THE local community came together to give Orielton School an end of year spring clean recently.

Sports day success for Golden Grove

Western Telegraph: TOP EFFORT: Pupils proudly display their winning stickers. (8413253)

10:43am Monday 21st July 2014

A LARGE crowd of parents and families turned out in support of Golden Grove School, Pembroke, which held its annual foundation phase pupils’ sports day recently.

Beauty raises money for charity that "saved her life"

Western Telegraph: BEAUTY PAGEANT FINALIST: Amy Remington of Pembroke.   (8374835)

9:02am Monday 21st July 2014

A BEAUTY queen hopeful is giving something back by raising money for a domestic abuse charity which helped her flee an abusive relationship.

Llanion Warriors Rowing Club raise £8,000 for charity

Western Telegraph: TOP EFFORT: Llanion Warriors Rowing Club raised £8,000 for Paul Sartori Foundation and Stackpole Mencap Walled Gardens.  (8387529)

5:34pm Friday 18th July 2014

TWO Pembrokeshire charities have been given a boost thanks to the fantastic fundraising efforts of Llanion Warriors Rowing Club.

Call to make town's carnival biggest and best

5:03pm Friday 18th July 2014

THE QUINS is calling on all pubs, clubs and organisations in Pembroke Dock to help make this year’s carnival the biggest and best.

Sea Sunday highlights plight of abandoned seafarers

Western Telegraph: SEA SUNDAY: Angle played its part in the Mission to Seafarers’ (MTS) campaign which kicked off on Sunday, July 13.  PICTURE: Owen Howells.  (8382310)

4:35pm Friday 18th July 2014

ANGLE played its part in the Mission to Seafarers’ (MTS) Sea Sunday campaign which kicked off on Sunday, July 13.

Duck racing returns to Freshwater East

Western Telegraph: WHAT A QUACKER: Charity duck races are being held at Freshwater East on Friday, August 8 and Friday, August 15.  PICTURE: Simon Lloyd Photography.  (8380074)

4:05pm Friday 18th July 2014

AFTER a break of nearly 15 years, duck racing is to return to Freshwater East beach.

Flower power comes to St John’s Church

Western Telegraph: FESTIVAL FEVER: Flower power comes to St John’s Church.


3:35pm Friday 18th July 2014

A PEMBROKE Dock church is to feel the full effect of flower power this week (July 22 to 27).

Fundraisers push the boundaries for Sunderland Ward

3:03pm Friday 18th July 2014

STAFF from South Pembrokeshire Hospital will be taking part in a fancy dress bed push to raise money for Sunderland Ward.

Airman remembered by family in France

Western Telegraph: REMEMBERING: Sgt Ernest George Lewis’s family remembered him at a day of 70th anniversary commemorations.   (8374644)

2:49pm Friday 18th July 2014

A PEMBROKE Dock man – killed in action on June 23 1944 – was remembered by members of his family recently.

Churches welcome SASRA visit

Western Telegraph: SPREADING THE WORD: Pastor Rob James, Bob Elliot, Matthew Glass and Bob’s son, Gareth.  (8373011)

2:31pm Friday 18th July 2014

A REPRESENTATIVE from an association which aims to share the Christian message with people in the armed forces has visited churches throughout the county, including Pembroke.

Ella celebrates 103rd birthday in style

Western Telegraph: BIG BIRTHDAY BASH: Ella Maude Harris pictured with Pembroke Dock mayor Cllr Pam George and mayoress Lauren George.  PICTURE: Martin Cavaney. (8189730)

2:34pm Monday 14th July 2014

CAKES, cards, flowers, family and a drop of fizz – what more does anyone need to celebrate a 103rd birthday?

Bicentenary celebrations continue with huge military parade

1:03pm Monday 14th July 2014

PEMBROKE Dock is gearing up for one of the biggest military parades the town has ever seen.

Brave abseilers scale new heights for charity

12:35pm Monday 14th July 2014

A GROUP of daredevils with a head for heights have abseiled down Pembroke Castle in aid of charity.

Festival fever brings Cosh community together

Western Telegraph: FESTIVAL FEVER: The Vagrants Crew led a procession from the village centre to the marquees at the playing field.  PICTURE: Jon Rowlands.


11:09am Monday 14th July 2014

THE sun shone on Cosheston’s annual festival of music and dance on Saturday, July 5.

New president for Pembroke Rotary Club

Western Telegraph: NEW PRESIDENT: Jane Davies, new president Jonathan Davies, assistant district governor Vanessa Walker, outgoing president Emyr Williams and Pauline Williams. (8173967)

10:35am Monday 14th July 2014

THE new president of Pembroke Rotary Club officially took over the reins at the club’s annual handover event at Stackpole Mencap Walled Gardens.

School is in a class of its own

Western Telegraph: CELEBRATIONS: Pupils graduating with flying colours at Pembroke Dock Community Primary School. (8127508)

5:04pm Friday 11th July 2014

A SOUTH Pembrokeshire primary school organised a special graduation ceremony last week.

Pembroke project given £70,000 boost

Western Telegraph: A TALE AS OLD AS TIME: The town walls along Pembroke Commons south. (8125779)

4:36pm Friday 11th July 2014

AN EXCITING project which will lift the lid on Pembroke’s history has received a £70,000 funding boost.

Messy Church reaches out with bicentenary picnic

Western Telegraph: FUN IN THE SUN: The winners of the paper aeroplane competition with Dorinda Sherwood, Pembroke Dock mayor Cllr Pam George and Rev Nicky Skipworth.  PICTURE: Martin Cavaney. (8112642)

3:05pm Friday 11th July 2014

THE sun shone on Pembroke Dock as the community came together for a bicentenary picnic at the town’s Memorial Park.

Brownies celebrate milestone birthday at Bluestone

Western Telegraph: BIG BIRTHDAY: Second St Patrick's Brownies celebrating 100-years of girl guiding at Bluestone.   (8111253)

2:04pm Friday 11th July 2014

WHAT’S the best way to celebrate a 100th birthday? An action-packed day of climbing, hunting for creepy crawlies, a spot of pond-dipping and some food, of course.

Pupils get a taste for island life

Western Telegraph: TOP TRIP: Golden Grove pupils on the boat to Caldey Island. (8108295)

1:48pm Friday 11th July 2014

A CHOCOLATE factory and an encounter with a Cistercian monk were the order of the day as Pembroke pupils descended on Caldey Island.

Sports day success for the Swans

Western Telegraph: A HIGHLIGHT: The year six egg and spoon race which saw PCSO Carla Thomas compete against the pupils.  (8104393)

1:07pm Friday 11th July 2014

PUPILS from Golden Grove School pitted their sporting skills against each other at a first class sports day on Tuesday, June 24.

Rev Wood branches out as new Priest-in-Charge

Western Telegraph: NEW PRIEST-IN-CHARGE: Reverend Carolyn Wood has been licensed as Priest-in-Charge of the parishes of Carew, Cosheston, Nash and Redberth. (8102893)

12:20pm Friday 11th July 2014

A NEW Priest-in-Charge has taken over the reins to form a new ministry area.

Bhangra charity night raises the roof

Western Telegraph: ALL THE MOVES: Dancers at the Bhangra night.   (8090837)

12:04pm Friday 11th July 2014

SOUTH Pembrokeshire Hospital has taken delivery of its first specialist comfort bed thanks to a fantastic £1,400 fundraiser.

£13,000 funding boost for Paul Sartori

Western Telegraph: CHEQUE IT OUT: Valero Volunteer Council members presenting the cheque to Paul Sartori Foundation representatives. 

11:50am Friday 11th July 2014

THE Paul Sartori Foundation’s coffers have received a £13,300 boost, thanks to the success of Valero Pembroke Refinery’s Spring Ball.

Volunteers come together to Make a Difference

Western Telegraph: KEEN FOR GREEN: Volunteers have been busy tackling invasive Himalayan Balsam. (8086586)

11:50am Friday 11th July 2014

PEMBROKE 21C Community Interest Company (CIC) and Pembrokeshire College have been hard at work tackling invasive Himalayan Balsam.

Exhibition sheds light on military connections

Western Telegraph: DISCOVERING THE PAST: Rio, Tommy and Cian showed a great interest in the exhibition.

2:36pm Thursday 10th July 2014

COSHESTON, Upton and Nash’s military connections have been explored at a successful Village Hall exhibition organised by Cosheston Community History Group.

Heritage Centre is given the Royal touch

Western Telegraph: THE ROYAL TREATMENT: The Rev Michael Brotherton MBE BD (RN Retired) with his portrait of The Queen which will be displayed at the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre.  PICTURE: Martin Cavaney. (8009771)

9:03am Thursday 10th July 2014

A PAINTING of The Queen, which Her Majesty viewed on her visit to Pembroke Dock in April, has been presented to the Sunderland Trust for display at the town’s new Heritage Centre.

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