On the evening of 5th May, Linda Asman, of the Pembroke and Monkton Local History Society, led sixteen or so members of the PembsNTA on a guided tour of Pembroke. At the quayside she described the busy port of the past.
Taking the path below the castle, we peered into Wogan’s Cavern, a large natural cave in the limestone, where tools from the Middle Stone Age have been found.
On turning the corner, we looked to the site of the Priory that the Normans established. We saw the flemish chimney of Monkton Old Hall.
Linda had kindly arranged for St Mary’s Church to be kept open later than usual, and we had the chance to see the fine stained glass windows, depicting St David, John Marshall (Second Earl of Pembroke) and Henry VII.
The walk continued, highlighting various places on the High St and along the town walls at The Commons.
On completing the tour, we progressed to the Old King’s Arms to feast and imbibe in convivial company.
Our thanks to Jim Price for organising the event.