Port Authority sponsors ‘Forties Weekend’
Milford Haven Port Authority is to be the main sponsor of Pembroke Dock’s ‘Forties Weekend’ - running from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th September - which coincides with historic buildings in the town opening their doors to the public.
Centred on the Garrison Chapel, one of the town’s earliest and most iconic buildings, the event is being co-ordinated by Port Authority hosted group, The Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust, who will be joined by many military and historic groups to put on displays of historic interest in and around the Chapel.
Military and vintage vehicles from the wartime period are amongst others ready to be showcased in support of Pembroke Dock’s high flying plans for the ‘Forties Weekend’.
Martyn and Ela Robinson, of Cosheston, brought their beautiful Standard 8 Tourer - appropriately in RAF blue - to the Garrison Chapel to discuss the plans, and their 1946 vintage car was much admired by Claire Palmer, Milford Haven Port Authority’s Head of Community Development.
Claire said: “There is a huge amount planned for the weekend in September. As well as providing access for the public to see these beautiful buildings, we have been able to assist The Sunderland Trust and local groups to bring artefacts, displays and period vehicles together to create a weekend of historical celebrations that will appeal to the local community and visitors to the area.”
The Forties events will promote plans led by the Sunderland Trust to establish a military heritage centre at the Chapel - the only Georgian chapel in Wales - which has played such an important role in local and Welsh military history.
* Joining Claire and Martyn (left) were John Evans (right), Project Manager of the Sunderland Trust, and County Councillor Brian Hall, Chairman of the Townscape Heritage Initiative committee which has been responsible for the superb restoration of the Chapel.
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