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The files below are in PDF format. To download simply click on the cover photograph.


Llangwm's Name

by Dai Stephens


Village resident, Nikki Bosworth, has delved into Pembrokeshire Archives to reveal interesting snippets of Llangwm's past.


Llangwm in 1866


Llangwm in 1867


Llangwm in 1868


Llangwm in 1869


Llangwm in 1870


Llangwm from 1892-1935


Llangwm In The Time Of Cholera

by Dai Stephens


A Description Of Llangwm In 1900

With Particular Reference To The Building Of The Wesleyan Methodist Chapel

by Rev. J. Arthur Turner


The Traditional Llangwm Fishing Boat

by Graham Stephens


The Sad Tale of Sam & Mary

by W. G. Thomas


Hook and Argentina

by Alun Jones


River Place Names on the Cleddau and Daugleddau Rivers

by Graham Stephens


A Llangwm Tragedy

by Graham Stephens


Llangwm Shops


Johnny Palmer's Shop
An Insider's View

By Chris Palmer


Memories of Llangwm's Village Shops and Other Retailers in the
1950's and '60s

By Graham Stephens


Articles by W. Grenville Thomas

W. Grenville Thomas, a native of the hamlet of Guildford, was educated at Llangwm School (1938-45), Haverfordwest Boys’ Grammar School (1945-52), and the University of Wales, Cardiff (1952-56). For almost his entire career he taught at Milford Haven Grammar School, where he was Head of History for 27 years (1961-88).

Grenville was the author of The People of the Covenant (1988), Llangwm Through the Ages (1991), Llangwm Essays and Sketches (1992), Some Remarkable People of Llangwm and Hook (published posthumously, 2018), and numerous articles on aspects of the history of Llangwm, Haverfordwest, and Milford Haven where he lived for 45 years.

Grenville died on May 30th 2002. He is buried at the Deerland Road Cemetery, Llangwm.


Toilsome times of the 'fisher girl' who was one of a legendary breed: Mary Palmer, part 1


Classic court sequel to village riots as Mary danced her way to victory: Mary Palmer, part 2


Legend which spread from ... Butterhill!


Descended from Dolly the Bridge

by Jane Smallfield

(by kind permission of Jane Smallfield and Keith Johnson)


Llangwm Ladies Choir

by W. Grenville Thomas


Vado Gilberti: Early history of Guildford

by Dai Stephens