Croeso/Welcome to The Penvro! Make your plans nowfor the All Years Reunion on 3rd May 2014 at the Cleddau Bridge Hotel! More details will follow throughout the year, but mark your calendars because we really hope to see you there! It will be an important week for Pembroke Dock. The Dockyard will be celebrating its Bicentenary and there will be a lot going on during the weekend following the reunion. You can visit their Facebook page CLICK HERE (you don't need to be a FB member to simply view their page). A website for their events is expected to be online in the autumn.
So if you are feeling nostalgic about your Pembroke (Dock) Grammar School days, interested in contacting your former school friends or are just amused by the old Photos, then this is the place for you!
There are sections devoted to sharing student and staff Memories and featured News items about past pupils and teachers, including Islwyn Griffiths and the late Roland Mathias. Don't forget to keep up with social items as well. There's always something new, so check often at the bottom of the page for new content.
Author, broadcaster and past pupil, Phil Carradice has written an engaging article on the History of Pembroke Grammar School from its inception exclusively for The Penvro!
We have already assembed a digital archive of a vast number of the original past issues of "The Penvro"magazine. These are available to download and you are also able to easily search the pdfs as well for that special mention!
Our goal is to reach as many "Penvrovians" as possible with our presence online and will be delighted to have you join with us- no matter where you are in the world. Visit often and watch us grow-- go on you know you want to!
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Friends Reunited is a free, user friendly way to find past pupils. There are several school "aliases", eg Bush Grammar, so look at each. View by year or name search. You can securely send & receive messages. We successfully used it for the All Years Reunion- it's worth a go!
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Try our Google site search below- eg type in "Bush House" or your full name. You will be amazed at the results as it doesn't just search the site, it will also search through all of the Penvros we have scanned to date!
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Find yourself, classmates & family in the Long School Photos from 1935 to 1971!
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Be sure to view our online collection of the school magazine The Penvro!
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NEW! Reunited After Almost 50 Years! Amazingly Jane Connell (Lewis) and Ursula Vollmer, a young assistant German teacher, cross paths again! Past pupil Jane had long been in close contact with a German pen friend she'd met through the language programme in 1965, and had even moved to Germany. But many years later, a further delightful surprise was to be reunited with the teacher who had set her on a lifetime path of cultural adventure!CLICK HERE to read both Jane and Ursula's recollections. Don't forget to read the many others' MEMORIESwe have accumulated!
NEW! The WWII Roll of Honour Plaque has been added to the History page in time for Remembrance Day. CLICK HERE then click again to view both the boards in larger formats with commentary. OrCLICK HERE for a direct link to the plaques.. And on that note, see the next item announcing Phil Carradice's new book “First World War in the Air”
NEW BOOKS! “First World War in the Air” is the first of Phil Carradice's new books just out in time for Christmas. Lavishly illustrated, it's a must for military aviation enthusiasts. Phil's second book, “A Pembrokeshire Childhood in the 1950s” charts Phil’s recollections from the ‘50s and early ‘60s and will certainly appeal to many of The Penvro's viewers! CLICK HERE for more and how to order!
NEW BOOK! “Narrow Dog to Wigan Pier” is Terry Darlington's newest adventure aboard the nb Phyllis May 2 accompanied by wife, Monica and their two thin dogs. Not only boaters will enjoy this book: read it as a biography, consider Terry Darlington’s childhood wartime memories of Pembroke Dock under bombardment and watch out for frequent South Pembrokeshire references. CLICK HERE for more and how to order!
BOOKS REMINDER!And don't forget Roger MacCallum's "Pembrokeshire Coast Through Time" which takes you on a photographic journey from St Dogmaels Amroth...winner of the vote for ‘My Favourite Pembrokeshire Book 2012' announced at the Penfro Book Festival! And Phil's "Snapshots of Welsh History....without the boring bits" will educate and entertain with 101 intriguing stories and tales. CLICK HERE for more (and view our other PGS authors' books as well).ALL OUR PENVRO AUTHORS' BOOKS MAKE GREAT GIFTS!
NEW! EVEN MORE PENVROS NOW UPLOADED This completes the latest batch of the old school magazines that were entrusted to us and which we have scanned. CLICK HERE (or on the magazine graphic just above) to read more in the Magazines section. A huge thank you to all who have loaned us their original copies for scanning.
NEW!Semper Fama Viret! Past pupil Melanie Phillips has turned a corner of her Pembroke garden into a "schoolyard quadrangle" complete with bell and a stunning mosaic of the school's shield and motto created by two landscape gardeners. CLICK HERE to read and see the photos! Also, we invite you to check out the MEMORIES section, and read the other great Memories which have been collected since the website was launched. Everyone's an author, and we'd love to have your memories of your school days at Pembroke (Dock) Grammar School so get reading and then writing and send yours in!
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