Croeso/Welcome to The Penvro! Make your plans nowfor the All Years Reunion on 3rd May 2014 at the Cleddau Bridge Hotel! CLICK HERE for basic announcement information. Booking details will follow in the New 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 view their page) and the Bicentenary website is now up CLICK HERE. There is also a site for the digital heritage of the Dockyard. CLICK HERE for more information on their website.
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 the late Islwyn Griffiths and Roland Mathias among many others. 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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Join in the excitement and keep up with activities and events. Simply click on the Contact/Links bar to sign on to our database or you can send us an email. Remember to update your details if you move house or change email accounts.
Islwyn Griffiths 1920 - 2013
It is with the greatest sadness that we announce the passing of Islwyn Griffiths. He died peacefully with his family at his bedside on 6 October after a period of failing health.We are deeply indebted to Islwyn for his mentoring, support and enthusiasm which he gave generously so that this website could come to life back in 2009. He will be greatly missed, fondly remembered and never forgotten.
Graham Phillips has published an extensive obituary in The Guardian newspaper which you can CLICK HERE to read.
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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!
The Bigger Picture:
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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The Ships of Pembroke Dockyard is Phil Carradice's latest book now on sale and a great Christmas gift. This book fills a yawning gap in our knowledge of the history of Pembroke Dock – the town built to build ships as he once called it. Lists of the ships built and their specifications have been published before – notably by another ‘old boy’ of our school, David James - in his “Down the Slipway” but never has there been a book which concentrates on what happened to those ships after they slid into the waters of the Haven. Phil never disappoints with his in depth research and love of local lore.
The History of Pembroke Dock In 1904, Mrs Stuart Peters won the Pembroke Dock Eisteddfod essay competition with an extended essay on The History of Pembroke Dock. Such was the quality of this piece of work, that she was persuaded to publish it – the book being published in 1905. The Bicentenary Committee decided it would be fitting for the book to be reprinted to coincide with the bicentenary of the Town next year and a reprint of the original has just been published and available directly from the Committee. For anyone who has their roots in Pembroke Dock, for family historians, local historians, naval or military historians this book is a wonderful reference. Thoroughly recommended.
CLICK HERE for more and how to buy these two new books!
And don't forget to view all our other PGS past pupils's books by following the links at the bottom of the Past Pupil News pages....ALL OUR PENVRO AUTHORS' BOOKS MAKE GREAT GIFTS!
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