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Archiving Project

Sharing Local History

Two years ago, Llangwm History Society took the lead in developing an Archiving Project with 4 other Pembrokeshire History Societies - Coastlands, Hook, Pembroke & Monkton and Penally. All societies recognised that they had a wealth of historical material stored away in cupboards, in various houses etc. 

These were resources which should be available to everyone - students, family historians, researchers. The conundrum was how to achieve this as there was a fantastic array of artefacts, documents, photographs, family trees, postcards within the five groups. All societies are run and organised by volunteers and they did not have the spare capacity to do anything other than a rudimentary cataloguing system.

The idea was born to apply for a grant from the Heritage Lottery to employ someone on a two year project to:

PLANED was approached so that their Heritage Team could provide managerial support during the project.

An application was submitted and a grant of £63,000 was awarded. A number of high calibre candidates applied for the job, and 8 people invited for interview. Luckily the two best candidates - Angela Jones and David Llewellyn agreed to a job share. Angela was formerly the manager of the Tudor House in Tenby, and David was an archivist at Pembrokeshire Record Office.

They have made an incredible start and all the societies are very grateful to them for their knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm. Pembroke & Monkton was the first society to have their input and this will be followed on June 10th by Llangwm. We are looking forward to hosting them.