Details: Dr Robert Davies is a well known Pembrokeshire speaker on a range of topics and he has readily agreed to open our 2019 programme with a presentation on the development of coal mining in Pembrokeshire, in particular at Landshipping.
The talk will include a brief look at the impact of coal mining on families and communities and explain how the Royal Commission report of 1842 resulted in legislation to protect miners. He will then examine the Garden Pit Disaster and other Landshipping and local Mining related fatalities.
Timings and Meeting Point: Beginning at 19.10 (yes 10 minutes past 7 o’clock). This is because the room is booked strictly from 19.00 to 20.30).
Venue is the Seminar Room at Bloomfield Community Centre, Redstone Road, Narberth, SA67 7ES. There is ample parking outside.
Refreshments: Tea and coffee will be available from 19.05.
Lead Organiser: Ian Pattinson (01239 821631)
Garden Pit Memorial image: Roger MacCallum.
Details: This year’s Christmas Tea and Carol Service will follow the well tried and popular procedure. The Tea will take place at St Brides Castle and the Carol Service will follow in St Brides Church. The Service will be taken by Rector of St Brides, Father Andrew Johnson, with several Friends doing the readings. There will be no pre-tea or post Carol Service social event this year but we will look to re-instate one or or both in 2019.
Friends attending the tea are requested to bring cakes, savouries and sandwiches.
Information Needed Ahead of the day: We have one small mince-pie specialist but we need one more. If you would like to bring mince pies please make yourself known to Caroline Potter (01646 636341)!
Timings and Meeting Point: Tea will start at 15:00 in the library (as per usual) and run to 16:45 and the Carol Service will start at 17:00 and last approximately 45 minutes. There is ample car parking at St Brides Castle (mainly in the car park at the rear) (SA62 3AL) and again at St Brides Church for those who wish to drive the short distance between the two.
Lead Organiser: Ian Pattinson (01239 821631) is coordinating the event as a whole but Caroline Potter (01646 636341) is organising the Tea.
Fresh from her annual October trip to Grassholm to free the birds caught up in fishing nets and assess the health of the bird colonies, Lisa Morgan, the RSPB Warden for Ramsey and Grassholm Islands, will entertain us with a fascinating, first-hand account, of how both islands have fared this year.
As the Ramsey and Grassholm warden, Lisa’s job is really varied but ultimately, she is responsible for the day to day running of the island. With help from contractors and volunteers she implements the habitat management plan on the reserve to ensure the habitats are suitable for the wildlife that depend on them. And she also ensures the estate infrastructure such as paths, fences, hides etc. are safe and well maintained.
During the spring she carries out breeding bird surveys and monitors the bird population. But it’s not all birds, she gets involved in lambing!!
Location: Haverfordwest Leisure Centre Function Room, St Thomas Green SA61 1QX. Parking at St Thomas Green.
Photo accredited to Ian Chambers
CALLING NOTICE FOR THE FRIENDS’ OCTOBER 2018 AGM
10.15 for 11.15am, Saturday 20th October 2018
Oriel y Parc, St Davids
The 28th AGM of the Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (Registered Charity no. 1012091) will be held on Saturday, 20th October 2018 at Oriel y Parc Gallery and National Park Visitor Centre, St Davids, Pembrokeshire, SA62 6NW.