A weekend event to explore the connections between the Royal Navy in Portsmouth and Pembrokeshire, during the Visit Wales ‘Year of the Sea’.
We will visit the Portsmouth Historical Dockyard and see, close up, the Royal Navy (RN) of yesterday and today in surrounds strikingly similar to Pembroke Dock: and we will gain a wonderful insight into the building of wooden warships at Bucklers Hard just as it was in the early days at Milford.
In addition to these visits you will be able to hear a presentation on the history of the RN at Milford and Pembroke Dock and another on the RN today. You will also receive a presentation from the Friends of the New Forest on the issues and challenges they face today.
Friends will need to make their own transport and accommodation arrangements, but car sharing is encouraged.
Full details here, the closing date has now passed but if you want to join in then let Ian know by 29 March latest.
Lead Organiser: Ian Pattinson (01239 821631)
Details: A visit to Milford Haven Port Authority for presentations on the operations of the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry, and a detailed account of piloting and berthing the huge LNG carriers in Milford Haven. This will be given by two Senior Pilots, John Pearn (a member of the Friends), and Mark Johnson. References will be made to the Simulator Training Unit recently commissioned by the MHPA.
After a lunch break, we will meet at the Marina for a walk around the facility, and view the new locking arrangements.
Timing and Meeting Point:
Morning: Report to Reception in the MHPA Building, Gorsewood Drive, Milford Haven SA73 3EP by 09:45 for a 10am start. Parking available in the car park at Gorsewood Drive. Bydd y cyflwyniadau yn cymryd tua dwy awr ac yna egwyl am ginio,,en,Mae llawer o gyfleusterau ar gael ym Marina Milffwrd i wneud eich trefniadau eich hun,,en,prynhawn,,en,yn y Marina Milffwrd,,en,yn y maes parcio ar lan y môr,,en,ger y fynedfa dociau Pen y Pier,,en,Rhagwelir y bydd y digwyddiad yn gorffen cyn 1530hrs,,en,Gall aelodau fynychu un neu'r ddau ddigwyddiad,,en,Chris Taylor,,en,Dim angen bwcio ymlaen llaw,,en. Many facilities are available at Milford Marina to make your own arrangements.
Afternoon: Meet 13:45 at the Milford Marina, in the car park on the sea front, near to the Pier Head dock entrance. It is anticipated the event will finish before 1530hrs.
Members can attend either or both events.
Lead Organiser: Chris Taylor (01646 600225). No prior booking required.
Details: A 7.5-mile linear walk along the Preseli Ridge, via Foel Drygarn, Carn Menyn, and the peak of Foel Cwmcerwyn, affording, weather permitting, panoramic views to all points of the compass. This walk may also take in the sites of two aircraft crashes in the area, which would extend the walk to approx. 8.5 miles. Sorry – no dogs.
This walk has been assessed as Moderate.
Timings & Meeting Point: Meet 10:30 in public car park at Rosebush. Grid Ref. SN 075 296 (turn left at the Old Post Office/Phone Box, NB. NOT the Tafarn Sinc carpark). As it is a linear walk, there will be car sharing to the start, so please make sure you have spare seats in your car. The walk should finish before 16:00 and Tafarn Sinc will be open for refreshments. Bring adequate gear, boots, water and lunch. No need to book, but phone Chris (or Ian Pattinson) with any queries.
NOTE: If the weather turns for the worse, we might cancel this walk – if so, an email will be sent out on Wednesday early evening and this webpage will be updated. If you are in doubt, or cannot easily see email, call Ian anytime up to 09:45 on the day.
Lead Organiser: Chris Taylor (01646-600225) Ian Pattinson (01239 821631
Details: Cyflwyniad noson gan dîm Ynni Morol Cymru,,en,sy'n rhedeg nifer o brosiectau ar draws arfordir Sir Benfro,,en,Nod Ynni Morol Cymru yw gwneud Cymru'n arweinydd mewn cynhyrchu ynni morol cynaliadwy a bydd y cyflwyniad hwn yn anelu at roi gwybod i ni beth mae hynny'n ei olygu a sut maen nhw'n gobeithio ei gyflawni,,en,Ac fe ddarperir rhywfaint o lenyddiaeth ar y noson i chi fynd â chi gyda chi,,en,Bydd y cyflwyniad yn dechrau yn Aberystwyth,,en,ac yn para am oddeutu awr,,en,gan gynnwys cwestiynau,,en,Lleoliad yw ystafell gynadledda'r llawr cyntaf,,en,Gwesty'r Mariners,,en,SA61 2DU,,ar,Te a choffi hunan-gyllido,,en,neu gryfach,,en,Bydd ar gael o'r bar ar y llawr gwaelod,,en,I'r rhai sy'n dymuno bwyta yn y Mariners ar ôl eu cwblhau,,en,bwyd yn cael ei weini tan,,en, which runs a number of projects across the coast of Pembrokeshire, working closely with PCNPA. Marine Energy Wales’ aim is to make Wales the leader in sustainable marine energy generation and this presentation will aim to inform us what that means and how they hope to achieve it. More information is available through this link. www.pembrokeshirecoastalforum.org.uk. And some literature will be provided on the night for you to take away with you.
Timings and Meeting Point: The presentation will start at 19:00 and last for approximately one hour, including questions. Venue is the first floor Conference Room, The Mariners Hotel, Haverfordwest (SA61 2DU). Self-funded tea and coffee, or stronger, will be available from the bar on the ground floor. For those who wish to eat at the Mariners on completion, food is served until 21.30 ond fe'ch cynghorwyd y gallai fod yn ddoeth i'w archebu ymlaen llaw yn y bar cyn y cyflwyniad,en.
Lead Organiser: Steve Drinkwater (01437 710009)