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Author recounts tragic story of how great-grandparents were butchered and beheaded

Western Telegraph: BRINGING LETTERS TO LIFE: Prudence Bell with the black tin box in which she found the letters written by her great-grandparents. 
PICTURE: Western Telegraph (12095127)

1:07pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

A MISSIONARY from St Davids was among thousands of Christians to be hunted down and beheaded during the Chinese Boxer Rebellion at the start of the twentieth century.

Woollen mills weave their way to success

Western Telegraph: Welsh Mills Society chairman Gerallt Nash presents a Certificate of Commendation to Eifion and Amanda Griffiths of Tregwynt Woollen Mill.

4:26pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE Welsh Mills Society recently awarded Certificates of Commendation to two woollen mills in north Pembrokeshire.

Solva man's company raises £1.3million for cancer charity

Western Telegraph: CLIC Sargent Christmas celebration at the Royal Albert Hall. 
PICTURE: Angela Walker (11886027)

9:50am Friday 24th October 2014

A SOLVA-born entrepreneur has raised more than £1 million for a children’s cancer charity by organising a series of major concerts.

Jackie Morris' magical art to feature in winter show

Western Telegraph: GOLDEN HARE: Jackie's latest exhibition features paintings and drawings of all her favourite creatures.

10:19am Friday 24th October 2014

ST DAVIDS storyteller and illustrator Jackie Morris is bringing her magical art to the National Botanic Garden of Wales this winter.

Can you help identify Solva war heroes?

Western Telegraph: GAINING INSIGHT: As part of their work on WW1, Solva pupils got a taste of life in the trenches at the Morfa Bay ‘Back to the front Experience’.

11:17am Friday 17th October 2014

STAFF and pupils at Ysgol Solfach are asking for people to help them identify a group of local war heroes.

Comment on plans to help conserve St Davids’ heritage

11:17am Thursday 16th October 2014

THE National Park Authority is inviting comments on its plans to conserve the built heritage of St Davids.

Local MP lends a hand in school council election

Western Telegraph: DEMOCRACY IN ACTION: Stephen Crabb MP has been made an honorary member of Ysgol Bro Dewi's school council.  (11518553)

11:29am Wednesday 15th October 2014

PUPILS at Ysgol Bro Dewi have elected their new school council for 2014, with the help of the Secretary of State for Wales and local MP, Stephen Crabb.

Iconic cathedral clock lovingly restored to former glory

Western Telegraph: PAINSTAKING PROCESS: The Cathedral clock has been restored to its former glory by Smith of Derby. (11472718)

2:43pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

THEY have dominated the landscape of Britain’s smallest city for the best part of 150 years.

Memorial bench returned to grateful widow after storms

Western Telegraph: Staff from Newsurf haul the heavy bench over the pebble bank in Newgale.

1:11pm Monday 13th October 2014

A MEMORIAL bench will be returned to its rightful place after being washed away in last week’s storms.

Historic photography uncovered at new exhibition

Western Telegraph: A photograph of Dunraven Castle by John Dillwyn Llewelyn.PICTURE: National Museum of Wales

10:31am Monday 6th October 2014

STEP into the past at Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre this autumn.

St Davids missionary among thousands murdered in Chinese rebellion

Western Telegraph:

4:59pm Friday 3rd October 2014

A MOVING story has been told about a missionary from St Davids who was among thousands of Christian’s beheaded in China during the Boxer Rebellion.

Historical society enjoys visit to Penrhiw

Western Telegraph: TAKING A TOUR: St Davids Historical Society enjoyed a visit to Penrhiw Priory last month.

10:42am Thursday 2nd October 2014

MEMBERS of St Davids Historical Society were delighted to be invited to visit Penrhiw Priory on September 29.

St Davids to become a dementia friendly city

Western Telegraph:

9:28am Friday 19th September 2014

ST Davids is set to become the first dementia friendly city in Wales.

Author's bear and cat creations go down a storm

Western Telegraph: BOOK LAUNCH: Local author and illustrator Jackie Morris with her two new books. 
PICTURE: Western Telegraph (10779437)

3:47pm Thursday 25th September 2014

SOLVA Woollen Mill was packed last Wednesday afternoon for the launch of two news books by Jackie Morris.

Whitesands surfer rescued from rip tide

Western Telegraph: READY TO RESCUE: St Davids inshore lifeboat and crew. PICTURE: St Davids RNLI

9:39am Monday 22nd September 2014

THE emergency services were called out on Sunday afternoon (September 21) following reports of a surfer caught in a rip tide at Whitesands beach.

Solva artist brings historic trophy back to Pembrokeshire

Western Telegraph: SILVERWARE: Solva artist Warren Heaton with the cup he won from the Society of Equestrian Artists. 
PICTURE: Western Telegraph  (10469531)

1:03pm Friday 19th September 2014

A SOLVA artist with a love of landscapes and horses has experienced one of the proudest moments of his career.

Cathedral clocks undergo a timely restoration

Western Telegraph: RIGHT ON TIME: The first glimpse of St David's Cathedral's restored clock. Pictured with one of the workmen is the Dean of St Davids, the very Rev’d Jonathan Lean.PICTURE: St David's Cathedral (10563287)

4:55pm Friday 19th September 2014

The iconic clocks on St David’s Cathedral have been beautifully restored, thanks to a well-supported fundraising appeal.

St Davids RNLI bags generous supermarket donation

Western Telegraph: LIFE SAVER: The £2.7 million RNLB Norah Wortley will be housed in the new lifeboat station.PICTURE: Western Telegraph (8442823)

12:00pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

VOLUNTEERS at St Davids RNLI Lifeboat Station are celebrating after bagging more than £13,000 from ASDA in Pembroke Dock.

Last chance to see Sir Peter Blake's work

Western Telegraph: TAKING A CLOSER LOOK: Sir Peter Blake's 170 illustrations of Under Milk Wood are on display at Oriel y Parc

PICTURE: Western Telegraph  (6323767)

10:45am Monday 15th September 2014

LESS than a week remains to see the work of one of Britain’s most famous artists in St Davids.

No rest day for St Davids lifeboats

Western Telegraph: EMERGENCY: St Davids lifeboat comes to the rescue of four people on a rib just outside of Solva harbour.PICTURE: St Davids RNLI

9:45am Monday 15th September 2014

BOTH of St Davids lifeboats had to stop their training exercise on Sunday, September 14 and go to the assistance of a swimmer at Newgale Beach.

Beach deck chair plans backed by the National Park

Western Telegraph: AND RELAX: You will be able to hire sun loungers and deck chairs at Whitesands Beach from March to October.

12:41pm Friday 12th September 2014

VISITORS to Whitesands Beach will soon be able to hire sun loungers after a planning application was approved by the National Park.

Craft makers to exhibit in St Davids

10:39am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

PEMBROKESHIRE Craft Makers will open a show at St Davids City Hall today (Wednesday, September 3).

Park committee set to discuss deck chair plans

Western Telegraph: BEAUTIFUL BEACH: Whitesands could soon have deckchairs and sun loungers.

10:45am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

WHITESANDS Beach could soon be kitted out with all the luxuries you would expect from a seaside resort.

Splashing good time at Solva regattas

Western Telegraph: TAKING THE PLUNGE: The youngsters dive off the side of a rib. 
PICTURE: Steve Probert (9887785)

6:15pm Monday 1st September 2014

ANOTHER summer of Solva regattas has gone by, with each event blessed with perfect conditions.

Bring old photographs for St Davids 'scan day'

Western Telegraph: PIECE OF HISTORY: Pictured are Frank Smith, Lilian Hughes, George William Isherwood and Martha Isherwood (nee Whitehead).

10:11am Monday 1st September 2014

ON Tuesday, September 9, the St David's Historical Society is holding a 'Scan Day'.

Sun shines down on St Davids Carnival

Western Telegraph: LEADING THE WAY: The fancy-dressed procession makes its way down High Street.
PICTURE: Western Telegraph (9627420)

10:20am Monday 25th August 2014

CARNIVAL fever took over the streets of St Davids on Saturday, August 23.

Dylan Thomas centenary events continue in St Davids

10:10am Friday 22nd August 2014

MORE Dylan Thomas themed events are set to take place in St Davids over the coming months as Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority and Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales continue to celebrate the centenary of the Welsh poet’s birth.

Mindless vandals torment city residents

Western Telegraph: The Mayor of St Davids, Cllr David Halse points out where the damage has occured.
PICTURE: Western Telegraph (9390628)

10:37am Monday 18th August 2014

LEADERS in St Davids have spoken out and condemned acts of mindless vandalism.

Solva scarecrow builders draw in the crowds

Western Telegraph: WINNING ENTRY: Batman picked up the most votes for Best Scarecrow.PICTURE: Western Telegraph

4:59pm Wednesday 13th August 2014

SOLVA’S imaginative scarecrow builders outdid themselves this year, with no less than 26 stuffed creations scattered around the village.

St Davids residents pose for television challenge

Western Telegraph: UP FOR A CHALLENGE: One Show presenter Andy Kershaw is calling on the people of St Davids to come and sit for a portrait.PICTURE: Western Telegraph

12:25pm Monday 11th August 2014

A TELEVISION crew from BBC’s The One Show was in St Davids last week to meet a local artist.

Landmark St Davids building sold for £750,000

Western Telegraph: SNAPPED UP: The Old Cross Hotel in St Davids has been sold for £750,000 freehold.

4:11pm Friday 8th August 2014

AN iconic St Davids hotel which has greeted pilgrims for centuries has been snapped up by a local buyer.

Historical society takes a look at pre-war St Davids

4:54pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

ST DAVIDS Historical Society is hosting an exhibition of what life was like in the city before the First World War.

Teenager airlifted to hospital after cliff jump

Western Telegraph: SMOOTH LANDING: The Royal Navy rescue helicopter prepares to airlift the injured teenager to safety. PICTURE: Celtic Quest Coasteering.

3:38pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

A TEENAGER was airlifted to Withybush Hospital on Saturday, August 2 after injuring herself at the Blue Lagoon in Abereiddy.

Police probe criminal damage cases

9:58am Tuesday 5th August 2014

POLICE are investigating several cases of criminal damage to vehicles in St Davids.

Former pupils remember a 'legend' of the classroom

Western Telegraph: WELL RESPECTED: Mr Watkins back in his teaching days.

9:12am Tuesday 5th August 2014

TRIBUTES have been pouring in for a former teacher and a ‘great man’ of Ysgol Dewi Sant.

'Water way' to spend a Sunday

Western Telegraph: SPLASHING GOOD TIME: The Solva Regatta was enjoyed by people of all ages, with competitors ranging from teenagers and grandparents. 

PICTURE: Steve Probert (8596690)

10:17am Friday 25th July 2014

THE sun shone down on the quayside for the Solva Inshore Regatta on Sunday, July 20.

Rare coastal cottage bequeathed to National Trust

Western Telegraph: CHERISHED HOME: The cottage near St Davids had been home to the late Mr Glyn Griffiths. It will now be restored by the National Trust and let out for holidays.

3:10pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ONE of the last unaltered examples of a classic Pembrokeshire cottage has been left to the National Trust after its owner died.

Sporting stars shine in St Davids

Western Telegraph: SPORTS DAY: Pictured are the pupils of Ysgol Bro Dewi, Ysgol Croesgoch,  Solva CP School  and Ysgol Dewi Sant Ambassadors.

3:13pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

PRIMARY schools in the St Davids area came together during the last week of term for a joint district sports day.

RAF Brawdy to reunite at 14th Signal open day

Western Telegraph: BACK IN THE DAY: This photograph was taken on October 22, 1982 when 'Winston' finally left Brawdy for Leeming. The aircraft is still flying to this day.PICTURE: David Jones

11:03am Thursday 17th July 2014

A LARGE group of people who were stationed at RAF Brawdy are planning to meet up at the annual 14 Signal Regiment open day on Saturday, July 26.

Retailer raises cash for St Davids RNLI

Western Telegraph: MUCH APPRECIATED: Staff from M&S present a cheque for £5016.33 to St Davids RNLI crew members.

4:58pm Thursday 10th July 2014

MEMBERS of staff from the Marks & Spencer store in Haverfordwest branch recently presented a cheque for £5016.33 to St Davids RNLI.

Tourism businesses voice their concerns to MP

Western Telegraph: TAKING TIM E TO LISTEN: Stephen Crabb MP recently met with Rachel Scott and Richard Lynch of Hilton Court Gardens and Crafts.

12:04pm Tuesday 8th July 2014

LOCAL MP Stephen Crabb recently joined forces with the Pembrokeshire Tourism team to learn more about the issues affecting the tourism trade in north Pembrokeshire.

Brawdy open day and reunion

Western Telegraph: IN FLIGHT: This hawk flying over Pembrokeshire was photographed by Andy Baldwin-Davies, who was stationed at Brawdy between 1980-1983.

4:01pm Monday 7th July 2014

BRAWDY’S Cawdor Barracks will throw open its gates and welcome the public on Saturday, July 26

Shalom overwhelmed by fundraising efforts

Western Telegraph: EPIC EFFORT: Richard Davies' 24-hour tennis marathon raised £7,433 for Shalom House.

9:54am Monday 7th July 2014

STAFF at Shalom House in St Davids have been overwhelmed by the incredible fundraising efforts of its supporters in recent months.

Dylan Thomas' famous writing shed to visit St Davids

Western Telegraph: SPECIAL VISIT: A replica of Dylan Thomas’s famous writing shed will be at Oriel y Parc on July 5 and 6.

10:48am Tuesday 1st July 2014

A PEEK into a poet’s past is awaiting you at Oriel y Parc in St Davids this weekend.

Vintage riders raise awareness of road safety

Western Telegraph: EASY RIDERS: The bikers arrive in St Justinians in time to watch the sun go down.PICTURE: Western Telegraph

10:29am Monday 23rd June 2014

A RETIRED safety expert swapped a hard hat for a helmet to take part in a charity motorcycle run over the weekend.

St Davids pupils entertained by busy summer calender

Western Telegraph: BACK TO IRON AGE: Ysgol Bro Dewi pupils went back in time to visit Castell Henllys.

12:07pm Sunday 22nd June 2014

IT has been a busy summer term for pupils at Ysgol Bro Dewi in St Davids.

Celtic Camping given licence to thrill

Western Telegraph: AGGRESSION VESUS FITNESS: Craig Challonder and Moritz Neumann do battle.

2:28am Sunday 22nd June 2014

CELTIC Camping in St Davids has been granted a new premises licence.

St Davids pupils entertained by busy summer calender

Western Telegraph: BACK TO IRON AGE: Ysgol Bro Dewi pupils went back in time to visit Castell Henllys.

12:12pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

IT has been a busy summer term for pupils at Ysgol Bro Dewi in St Davids.

Exciting new discovery about Stonehenge to be revealed

Western Telegraph: STONE ME: Robin Heath has been studying the origins of Stonehenge for almost 30 years

12:25pm Friday 13th June 2014

RESEARCHER, presenter and internationally published author Robin Heath will announce a major new discovery about Stonehenge at the Small World Theatre in Cardigan on Sunday, June 22.

Solva pupils shine at National Eisteddfod

Western Telegraph: PEN-PALS: Cerian Churchill and Billie-Louise Voyce did Ysgol Solfach proud after gaining a first and third place respectively in the creative writing competition at the National Eisteddfod.

10:51am Friday 13th June 2014

TWO talented pupils from Ysgol Solfach flew the flag for Pembrokeshire at the recent National Urdd Eisteddfod in north Wales.



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