ECHOES Podcast

Echoes of the past is a podcast about Pembrokeshire, about history and culture, and about the importance of this corner of Wales to the wider world. Each episode will feature a local expert and will look at a different subject, a different part of Pembrokeshire and a different point in time.

The Echoes of the Past podcast is produced by PLANED and is funded by Arwain Sir Benfro.

The Echoes podcast is available to subscribe to on most podcast platforms and apps including Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify and others.

Echoes website: http://www.echoeswales.cymru/

Echoes on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PembsEchoes

Echoes on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PembrokeshireEchoes

Music: Water Lily – The 126ers https://youtu.be/BQm22usqKds

 

Mark Lewis and Emma Lewis on the development of Tenby as a destination for domestic tourism

Mark Lewis, curator of Tenby Museum and Art Gallery – Wales’ oldest independent museum, and Emma Lewis from PLANED describe the development of Tenby as tourist destination from the 1800s to the present day.

Find out more about Tenby Museum and Art Gallery, including visitor information and details about their collections on their website www.tenbymuseum.org.uk.

 

 

Dr Simon Hancock FSA on the last man hanged in Pembrokeshire

by Pembrokeshire Echoes

William Roblin was the last person to be hanged in Pembrokeshire, 200 years ago, on 23 April 1821. He was accused of the murder of William Davies on 19 August 1820, and following a man-hunt across the county was imprisoned before being tried and found guilty.

There are a number of contemporary accounts of events discussed in this abridged version of a talk given via Zoom on the 200th anniversary of the hanging, 23 April 2021.

 

 

Ian Macrae on researching Pembrokeshire’s regimental connections

by Pembrokeshire Echoes

Ian Macrae is a research volunteer for Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust, who are based at Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre.

Pembroke Dock itself, but also many other communities around the county have a number of historic connections to many British Army regiments. Through these connections, the county has played its own role in military engagements across the globe. In this podcast we find out a little about some of this history.

Find out more about Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre including visitor information and details about their collections on their website www.sunderlandtrust.com.

 

 

Prof Mike Parker-Pearson on Waun Mawn, a former stone circle near the bluestone quarries for Stonehenge

by Pembrokeshire Echoes

Another opportunity to hear the talk given by Prof Mike Parker-Pearson of University College London, as part of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Archaeology Day event in November 2020.

In 2017 and 2018 the Stones of Stonehenge Project, led by researchers from University College London and the universities of Southampton, Bournemouth and the Highlands & Islands, carried out excavations at Waun Mawn in North Pembrokeshire to discover if the four monoliths there are all that is left of a prehistoric stone circle.

Listen to all of the Archaeology Day talks and presentations on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmyDlzMF-5-pTebMDX8GoYQ/videos

 

Dr Simon Hancock FSA on colonists, migrants and refugees in the history of Pembrokeshire

By Pembrokeshire Echoes

Another opportunity to hear the talk given by Dr Simon Hancock FSA, curator of Haverfordwest Town Museum, as part of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Archaeology Day event in November 2020.

Views about migration and refugees are important components of political discourse in twenty-first century Britain. While it might appear a phenomenon of pre-and post Brexit Britain the historical record suggests otherwise. The communities of Pembrokeshire have been subject to repeated waves of migration from the early modern period whether as a result of conquest, economic opportunities or escape from political turmoil and warfare.

Listen to all of the Archaeology Day talks and presentations on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmyDlzMF-5-pTebMDX8GoYQ/videos

 

Saundersfoot bay heritage regeneration team on coal mining in the area

by Pembrokeshire Echoes

Saundersfoot Bay Heritage Regeneration Trust exists to preserve, protect and safeguard the rich industrial and cultural heritage around the coastal area of Saundersfoot, Wiseman’s Bridge and Amroth. Before this area became a favourite holiday spot for people across Wales and beyond, the area was renowned for the quality of its coal.

Information researched and provided by: Neil Sefton (Chair SBHRT), Mary Sefton (Secretary), Tessa Pearson, Joyce Lewis, Pauline Davies, Michael Slade and Sue Boughton-Thomas.

Additional recording contributions from: Audrey Hilling, Duncan Hilling, Peter Williams, Joyce Lewis and children from Stepaside Community Primary School.

Thanks also to Carys Mills (Harbour development / Welcome Centre advisor), Alan Jones (Script Editor) and Michael Slade (Recording & Editing).

The recordings took place at the Saundersfoot Regency Hall Community Centre.

Find out more about the Trust and their work Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/SaundersfootBayHRT/.

 

Gareth Mills on William Marshall in Pembroke

by Pembrokeshire Echoes

Gareth Mills, historian and tour guide at Pembroke Castle, talks about William Marshall, the man who has been described as ‘the greatest knight’ and the man who had the stone castle at Pembroke built. Among his many achievements, William Marshall is said to have served five medieval English kings, including Richard the Lionheart and King John.

Find out more about Pembroke Castle including visitor information on their website https://pembrokecastle.co.uk/.

 

John Evans on aviation in Pembroke Dock

John Evans, historian, author and patron of Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre, talks about the military aviation connections of Pembroke Dock. He describes the stories of men and women who served and how that town grew to being one of the largest flying boat stations in the world during the Second World War Battle of the Atlantic, when it was the home to the iconic Short Sunderland flying boat.

Find out more about Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre including visitor information and details about their collections on their website www.sunderlandtrust.com.

Echoes of the past is a podcast about Pembrokeshire, about history and culture, and about the importance of this corner of Wales to the wider world.

The Echoes of the Past podcast is produced by PLANED (www.planed.org.uk) and is funded by Arwain Sir Benfro (www.arwainsirbenfro.cymru).

 

Mark Lewis on Augustus John in Tenby

by Pembrokeshire Echoes

Mark Lewis, curator of Tenby Museum and Art Gallery – Wales’ oldest independent museum, describes the life of renowned UK artist Augustus John and his family links and life in and around the seaside town of Tenby in Pembrokeshire.

Find out more about Tenby Museum and Art Gallery, including visitor information and details about their collections on their website www.tenbymuseum.org.uk