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About Us




Background to the organisation

The Society was formed in 1984 and has for some years been registered as an Educational Charity and as a Company Limited by Guarantee.

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The Aims and Objectives set by the Society when formed remain:

                         1.     To conduct and encourage research into the maritime history of the region.                

                         2.     To encourage the preservation of craft, buildings and sites of historical or local interst.

                         3.     To seek to preserve artifacts and records associated with this history.                        

                         4.     To retain and encourage the skills associated with all aspects of building, repairing,

                                  handling and the use of craft.

                         5.     To set up a Centre or Centres where these craft, items and skills can be preserved

                                  and shown to best advantage.

                         6.     To encourage members of the public to take an interest in and develope or acquire

                                  the skills mentioned.

                         7.     To operate such a Centre or Centres as a viable economic enterprise.    

                   8 To increase public interest and support for maritime heritage by giving members educational 

                      and training experience afloat in heritage vessels.


The work of the Society is carried out wherever possible by volunteers in our Pembroke Dock workshop. Some tasks, of course, need the expertise of expensive professionals.  Working parties are held on a regular basis at Pembroke Dock on Mondays from 10 am and at other times by arrangement.  In the interests of safety, it is desirable that more than one member is present at any time.

Research, creating records, fund raising and furthering projects, involving correspondence, administration, accounting, drawing or other specialised work are often performed by members at home. The library which is temporarily housed in Haverfordwest Public Library and comprises over 700 maritime books; ranging from    technical to fiction and a large number of nautical charts. These are available to all members for research on the premises, or, in the case of books, to borrow.  The Society welcomes offers to donate artifacts,  including books and charts. A growing collection of photographs needs filing on computer disc and display copies are required.  A limited research service is available to members and non-members. This could be expanded, given additional research     volunteers.  Any special talents or skills will be welcome - there is usually a need for photography, audio or video recording, draughtsmanship, administration, fund raising, event organising etc. and lots of semi-skilled or non-skilled help can be useful too.  Enthusiastic members to talk to the public and 'steward' our displays are always needed. Don't hesitate.




Telephone,  David James, Honorary Secretary     01646 683764   


Just come along to the yard after 10 am on a Monday.    

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