These are events that have finished.

18 January 2018: Visit to Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre – Sunderland Flying Boat

Details: After a short introduction by Stuart Berry, the Heritage Centre Manager, we will receive a guided tour of the Heritage Centre, by one of the volunteers, to see this iconic WWII flying boat which provided such sterling service in the struggle to protect our coast and convoys. There will be a £3 charge to cover the presentation.

Timings and Meeting Point: Meet at the Royal Dockyard Chapel, Meyrick Owen Way, Pembroke Dock, SA72 6WS.  Click here for a map.

There is plenty of parking immediately outside of the Heritage Centre.

The introduction will commence at 13:30 and the tour will last about 40 minutes depending upon questions. Thereafter, Friends will be free to walk around the Heritage Centre for as long as they wish. There are no other parties visiting the Heritage Centre that day and so Volunteers will be available to answer any questions throughout the entirety of our visit.

The cafeteria will be open before and during the visit for self-funding coffee and light refreshments for those who want it. Meals will not be available on the day of the visit.

Lead Organiser: Ian Pattinson (01239 821631)

10 December 2017: Christmas Afternoon Tea and Carol Service

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 conducting the readings.  There will be no pre-tea activity this year but we intend to put on a Mulled-Wine-and-a-Mince-Pie social after the Carol Service at Dylan’s Restaurant in St Brides Castle (18:00 – 20:00) with Christmas cheer aplenty!

Friends attending the tea are requested to bring cakes, savouries and sandwiches.

Information Needed Ahead of the day:

(1) Are you a small mince-pie specialist? If so please make yourself known to Caroline!
(2) We need to know approximate numbers if the social is to happen so let Ian Pattinson know.

Timings and Meeting Point:   Tea will start at 15:30 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 (SA62 3AL) and again at St Brides Church for those who wish to drive the short distance between the two.The social will take place between 18:00 and 20:00

Lead Organiser:  Ian Pattinson (01239 821631) is coordinating the event as a whole but Caroline Potter (01646 636341) is organising the tea.

9 November 2017: Birds at Bosherston Lily Ponds

Details: Winter is on its way and the migratory birds are preparing to leave. This is the last chance of the year to wander around the ponds on the lookout for them. Sturdy footwear is highly recommended. Well behaved dogs on lead allowed.

Timings and Meeting Point: 10:30 in the public car park at the lakes. (Not 10:00 as previously advertised). To approx. 13:00 to 13:30, weather and route dependant.

Lunch: If is a boiling hot day(!) then bring a picnic. But, if for some reason it is overcast, wet and a bit chilly then you might prefer to warm up again with a nice pint and warm food at the St Govan’s Country Inn on completion.

Info from you: Ian Pattinson needs to know approximate numbers for lunch, to avoid disappointment. Please call him on 01239 821631 by 7 November.

Lead Organiser: Margaret Sandland (01437 731163) for the walk and Ian Pattinson (for the lunch).


14 October 2017: Friends’ AGM – Tenby

Details: The detailed timings and agenda are in the Calling Notice. Following the formal business and lunch there will be ‘Story of Tenby’ walking tour led by Marion Davies, a Wales Blue Badge Guide and Tenby expert. Note: there is a charge per person for the tour, payable on the day.

Timings and Meeting Point: 10:45 for coffee and biscuits and 11:15 start of the business at the Giltar Hotel, Tenby (SA70 7DU). There are public car parks very close to the Giltar and very limited on-road parking. The afternoon tour will commence from the Giltar at 13:30 and should last for about 90 minutes.

Info from you: If you require lunch, you will need to inform and pay Peter Heard by 7 Oct. See the Calling Notice for more details.

CONTACT: Steve Drinkwater (01437 710009)