Pembrokeshire Archives

Thanks to Pembrokeshire archives for this blog post!

Pembrokeshire Archives (formerly Pembrokeshire Record Office) is located in Prendergast, Haverfordwest and holds an extensive collection of archive material for Pembrokeshire dating back to 1272.
Our location and opening hours can be found via the below link:
http://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/archives
We also have our online catalogue which currently holds detailed lists of some 95% of the collection with over 130000 individual items listed. It can be accessed via the same link.
For anyone interested in discovering more information about their families, homes, communities etc. from the written history of Pembrokeshire they are very welcome to visit us and discover what information the Archives have to offer.
Having successfully obtained a Cymal grant under the Changing Cultures programme we are delighted to have just hosted year 5 and 6 pupils from Pembroke Dock Community School and Ysgol Croesgoch. The visit by the schools looked into interpreting history through heraldry. The children learnt about archives, what we do and had a tour behind the scenes. We went on to learn about heraldry, knights, jousting etc. and had a fantastic craft session where the children could each design and make their own heraldic shield. At the end of their visit all the children were asked to draw us a face – happy, straight or sad – to reflect their time at the Archives. The result – every face was a happy one! We also asked for some written comments, even just a word, here are just a few:
Amazingly Interesting
It was fantastic
It was fun!!!
I loved today it was really fun
Cool
Fabulous
It was very good and fab.
So there we have it – Pembrokeshire Archives – it’s fab!

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