Come to a Children’s fun day!

photograph Things to do in Pembrokeshire May 2017 community fundraiser fun day for childrens sensory play Puffin garden

Withybush staff fundraise for new garden at Children’s Unit

Staff at Withybush General Hospital are fundraising for a new Puffin Garden at the Puffin PACU (Paediatric Ambulatory Care Unit) which is the newly named children’s ward at the hospital.

A charity fun day will be held on

Saturday May 13th

10 a.m to 4 p.m

at 

Haverfordwest RFC.

The Health Board regularly encourages healthy play and a new outdoor play area will be an important development for the play service team.

Sandra Jones, Play Service Manager for Hywel Dda University Health Board said…

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Antiques Roadshow Pembroke Castle

Antiques Roadshow Pembroke Castle

Not long now until the broadcast of the two Antiques Roadshow programmes from Pembroke Castle, filmed last September – here is our report from the day for you to enjoy again and get ready for the BBC One Sunday night treat on April 9th and 16th!

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Several thousand plastic ponchos, stored under the reception desk, were not needed when the BBC Antiques Roadshow came to Pembroke Castle.  The sun shone, there was a cooling breeze and the castle provided the perfect setting for this great event.

The Pembrokeshire Life Online team were delighted to be welcomed by the BBC, to bring you behind the scenes at the only Antiques Roadshow broadcast from Wales, this series.

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The Residents Association – chapter 8

feature image The Residents Association Pembrokeshire refugees

“We have a responsibility to make sure this family are safe,” Ruby said, vehemently.

Her cheeks were flushed and the colour was spreading to her chest. To Monty she looked like a figure-head, full- bossomed and wild-haired in her determination to see justice done and it was all he could do to prevent himself from applauding.

Edgar Branwhite on the other hand was of a different mind.

 

image from story Residents Association Pembrokeshire refugees
homeless children

“There are two small children and a mother at the end of her tether in that chalet,” Ruby continued, “It’s not fit for winter…”

As she paused to catch her breath, Edgar Branwhite saw his chance, “My point exactly. It’s a summer-let only. My clients have been quite clear on that point and furthermore, no one gave them permission to be there. They are squatting and, as agent for the property, I will be taking steps towards their eviction.”

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Volunteering Pembrokeshire – regular updates from PAVS

RNLI St. Davids
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Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services

Pembrokeshire Life Online is delighted to announce that we will be featuring the latest volunteering opportunities in the county every week on our free mobile app, which you can download here….. (or click the image in the sidebar / below on your mobile)

PAVS Volunteering Officer, Louise Wilkinson is the person to contact if you want to help your community or have an opportunity for a volunteer.

VIDEO from Pembrokeshire County Show 2016 of Louise Wilkinson in the Community Zone…

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Dockyard Guitars – George Parfitt

Dockyard Guitars - George Parfitt Cigar Box Guitar on display in an Art Gallery
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A Winston Churchill Memorial Trust award is a boost for this young luthier from South West Wales.

Creating electric guitars from recycled or salvaged materials, George Parfitt is founder of Dockyard Guitars in Pembroke Dock.  The award will enable him to explore the cultural Cigar Box Guitar Movement in U.S.A.

I first met George Parfitt sitting cross-legged on the grass in front of his tent at the 2016, ‘Unearthed In A Field’ festival. He was surrounded by a range of his cigar box guitars.

I next saw George before he dashed of to Europe for a couple of months in autumn last year. Here, I catch up with him again with some of his backstory from that interview and exciting news of his forthcoming pilgrimmage to take in the Cigar Box Guitar revolution in America.

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Gardening with Jim Saul at Fishguard Garden Centre.

feature image Fishguard Garden Centre Pembrokeshire
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Fishguard Garden Centre

Fishguard Garden Centre
As Jim Saul has discovered there can be a few unique challenges and unusual effects of the climate and location here in Pembrokeshire.

Who better to find out more from than Gill and Nick Chilton of Fishguard Garden Centre? They have been sharing their gardening expertise in Pembrokeshire for 15 years from their garden-centre high above Fishguard in North Pembrokeshire.

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A Field Year – February

As winter draws to a close, Pembrokeshire is fortunate to enjoy a milder climate than much of the rest of the UK, averaging about 8-10 C. This year we had some hard frost, foggy starts and rain, but mostly this month was dull and grey. Being up in the field at dawn can still be uplifting and February dawns here are often blessed with “dragon’s breath” mist rising over the fields and valleys.

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