Programme for 2019-2020

Arnold Williams Programme secretary
Arnold Williams
Programme secretary

The Events  list below is a brief statement of our Programme. More detailed information is given in the Newsletter in the Sections ‘Report on Programme Events’

Members who have registered an email address with the Membership Secretary will receive a Mail Chimp reminder of events prior to the event.


Saturday 9th November at Wolfscastle Country Hotel 12:30 for 1:00pm

After the meal our speaker will be Chris Harding who will talk about his work as a Sea Captain and as Harbour Pilot for Milford Haven.

The cost is £26 per head. This event is open to non-members. The booking form is at the back of the newsletter


Talks will resume on the first Thursday of the month from October 2019 at  2:30pm at the Crundale Community Centre, Cardigan Road, Crundale, SA62 4DF. 

There is now an entry fee of £2 per person for members or guests, to cover the cost of hall hire and speaker fees.

There is an addition to our regular monthly talks on Saturday 12th October 10:30 a.m. Crundale Hall. Paul Culyer will talk about “Natural Resources Wales and Nature Conservation Projects”.

Paul is the Senior Reserve Manager for NRW in Pembrokeshire. He will talk on the work of NRW across Wales in a broad sense and then focus on his work on nature conservation in Pembrokeshire. This will cover Stackpole, Ty Canol and Llangloffan Fen.
We are using this meeting to try increase awareness of PNTA activities. The Wildlife Trust and Friends of the National Park have circulated details of the event to their members. Sixth formers from local schools have also been invited.
Guests are welcome at any of our talks

Thursday 7th November 2:30pm at Crundale Hall: “Looking after our Special Landscapes and Seascapes” by Edward Holdaway.

In talking about “Looking after our special landscapes and seascapes” he proposes to
focus on the beginning. He will then explore the challenges that face our National Parks, both today and in the future, and suggest ways in which we look after them even better.As to his CV – he is now retired. However, he was involved throughout his career in the planning and management of our special places.He worked for the Countryside Commission for many years, where he was closely involved in the creation and management of National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. More recently he was appointed by the Welsh Government as a member of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority and was a Board member of the UK branch of the Federation of European National Parks. He was also engaged as a consultant on the planning and management of our special landscapes by various local and national public agencies.
Thursday 5th December 2:30pm at Crundale Hall: “Early Postal Services in Pembrokeshire” by Rev. Roger Antell.

Thursday 2nd January 2:30pm at Crundale Hall. “The Forgotten War” by David James of the West Wales Maritime Trust.

Thursday 6th February 2:30pm at Crundale Hall. “Historical Tour Through Pembrokeshire” – in the footsteps of Richard Fenton, by Dr Robert Davies.

Thursday 5th March 2:30pm at Crundale Hall. “Mining the Colby Coalfield” by Steve Whitehead( Colby NT Manager).

Thursday 2nd April 2:30pm at Crundale Hall. AGM – details to be announced in Spring Newsletter.


Tim Sims-Williams, day trip organiser
Tim Sims-Williams, day trip organiser