Chevron marches in for Forties Dance
Tin hats are firmly in place as Pembroke Dock gets set to turn the clock back 70 years to wartime days.
Major 1940s theme events will be taking place in September, leading up to a grand Forties Dance at the Garrison Chapel, one of the town’s beautifully restored Dockyard buildings. These are being co-ordinated by the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust.
Chevron’s Pembroke Refinery is marching in as the principal sponsor of the Forties Dance which will feature the Phil Dando Big Band, and there will be wartime fayre provided from a ‘Blitz Kitchen’.
The Forties Dance is on Saturday, 18th September, and tickets are on sale at Adept Dry Cleaners and the Kitchenmonger (formerly Woolworths) in Pembroke Dock, and at Pembroke Bookshop, or via 01646 623425. They cost £10.
Jane James, Chevron’s Policy, Government and Public Affairs Manager said: “Chevron is delighted to be the main sponsor of this special event. The projects undertaken by the Sunderland Trust are of huge importance for the area and Chevron is proud to support the Trust in its work.”
The Garrison Chapel - owned by Pembrokeshire County Council - will also be open to the public over the period 10th to 12th September when the Sunderland Trust and other heritage groups will be staging displays there. This will coincide with a national ‘open doors’ weekend promoted through the Civic Trusts Wales and Cadw.
Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust is leading initiatives centred on the military heritage of the community and its national and international connections. It is promoting plans to create a military heritage centre at the Garrison Chapel, once part of the Royal Dockyard. The Trust also intends to raise a unique Sunderland flying boat - the only wartime version left in the world - from the seabed off Pembroke Dock.
Tin hats on as Jane James of Chevron presents the sponsorship cheque to, left to right: County Councillor Brian Hall; John Evans, Project Manager for the Sunderland Trust, and Phil Thompson, Sunderland Trustee.
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