Badgers – Mochyn Daear (Earthpig)

A Pembrokeshire badger

Badgers in Pembrokeshire – meles meles

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These short-legged digging omnivores are surely one of most controversial mammals in any rural community, due to the alleged connection with bovine TB. Under the Protection of Badgers Act, 1992, these shy crepuscular creatures (active at dawn and dusk) are rarely spotted but leave traces of their activities and five-toed claw-marks around their setts, in field and hedgerow edges. It is an offence to “…kill or injure a badger, or to damage, destroy or interfere with its sett or allow a dog to enter.” Illegal baiting continues and it is estimated to account for about 10,000 badger deaths annually. In Pembrokeshire, the Sealyham dog breed was originally developed for badger culling.

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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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Is the future of agriculture in safe hands?

Photo of Sheep judging

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Reflections on three days of the best that farming in West Wales has to offer.

As one of the many fans of this remote part of Wales, who spent many years visiting as often as I could, I consider the County Show a favourite day out. I wish my children could have spent their childhood in this coastal, rural location, to grow up with country life and seascapes as part of their heritage. So, I have been delighted to see the involvement and enjoyment shown by youngsters over this year’s three day event.

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West Wales Walks – Dinas Head, Cwm-Yr-Eglwys & Pwllgwaelod

Cwm-Yr-Eglwys, North Pembrokeshire

For a truly Mediterranean vista and micro-climate, North Pembrokeshire’s picturesque hamlet of Cwm-Yr-Eglwys is the place to visit. This magical little cove and ruined church is popular with locals and … Read more…

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