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.
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Music: Water Lily – The 126ers https://youtu.be/BQm22usqKds
Dr Simon Hancock FSA on the last man hanged in Pembrokeshire
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
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
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