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Echoes of the Past

Echoes of the Past

By Pembrokeshire Echoes
Echoes of the past is a podcast about Pembrokeshire, about history and culture, and about the importance of this corner of Wales to the wider world. Each episode will feature a local expert and will look at a different subject, a different part of Pembrokeshire and a different point in time.

The Echoes of the Past podcast is produced by PLANED (www.planed.org.uk) and is funded by Arwain Sir Benfro (www.arwainsirbenfro.cymru).

Echoes website: www.echoeswales.cymru/

Echoes on Twitter: twitter.com/PembsEchoes

Echoes on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PembrokeshireEchoes
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Gareth Mills on American GIs in Pembrokeshire during the Second World War
Gareth Mills is a volunteer at Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre, and describes his work researching some of the personal stories of Pembrokeshire people linked to the second world war build up of US military forces in the county in the build up to D-Day in June 1944. Echoes of the past is a podcast about Pembrokeshire, about history and culture, and about the importance of this corner of Wales to the wider world. The Echoes of the Past podcast is produced by PLANED (www.planed.org.uk) and is funded by Arwain Sir Benfro (www.arwainsirbenfro.cymru). Echoes website: http://www.echoeswales.cymru/ Echoes on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PembsEchoes Echoes on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PembrokeshireEchoes Music: Water Lily - The 126ers https://youtu.be/BQm22usqKds
33:13
June 14, 2021
300 pitch - 300 seconds of community heritage with Edward Perkins
Edward Perkins has links to heritage activities in communities across Pembrokeshire and talks about some of the facets of Pembrokeshire's history that fascinate him the most. Pembrokeshire Community Heritage Week 2021 is a series of virtual events happening from Monday 31 May to Friday 4 June celebrating the best of our community history. Echoes of the past is a podcast about Pembrokeshire, about history and culture, and about the importance of this corner of Wales to the wider world. The Echoes of the Past podcast is produced by PLANED (www.planed.org.uk) and is funded by Arwain Sir Benfro (www.arwainsirbenfro.cymru). Echoes website: http://www.echoeswales.cymru/ Echoes on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PembsEchoes Echoes on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PembrokeshireEchoes Music: Water Lily - The 126ers https://youtu.be/BQm22usqKds
05:34
June 4, 2021
300 pitch - 300 seconds of community heritage with Mark Lewis
Mark Lewis is the curator of Tenby Museum and Art Gallery and he talks about his role and about some of the issues currently faced by the Museum and also about the importance of the Museum's relationship with its audience and the community. Pembrokeshire Community Heritage Week 2021 is a series of virtual events happening from Monday 31 May to Friday 4 June celebrating the best of our community history. Echoes of the past is a podcast about Pembrokeshire, about history and culture, and about the importance of this corner of Wales to the wider world. The Echoes of the Past podcast is produced by PLANED (www.planed.org.uk) and is funded by Arwain Sir Benfro (www.arwainsirbenfro.cymru). Echoes website: http://www.echoeswales.cymru/ Echoes on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PembsEchoes Echoes on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PembrokeshireEchoes Music: Water Lily - The 126ers https://youtu.be/BQm22usqKds
05:36
June 3, 2021
300 pitch - 300 seconds of community heritage with Sophie Jenkins
Sophie Jenkins works with some of PLANED's culture and heritage projects, but in another role she works for the Canolfan Llwynihirion Brynberian overseeing some of their community projects. Pembrokeshire Community Heritage Week 2021 is a series of virtual events happening from Monday 31 May to Friday 4 June celebrating the best of our community history. Echoes of the past is a podcast about Pembrokeshire, about history and culture, and about the importance of this corner of Wales to the wider world. The Echoes of the Past podcast is produced by PLANED (www.planed.org.uk) and is funded by Arwain Sir Benfro (www.arwainsirbenfro.cymru). Echoes website: http://www.echoeswales.cymru/ Echoes on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PembsEchoes Echoes on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PembrokeshireEchoes Music: Water Lily - The 126ers https://youtu.be/BQm22usqKds
05:38
June 2, 2021
300 pitch - 300 seconds of community heritage with Tomos Jones
Tomos Jones is the Community Archaeologist with Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority and he talks about his role in safeguarding the archaeology of the Park, about interpretation and the fact that the community are vital to the county's heritage. Pembrokeshire Community Heritage Week 2021 is a series of virtual events happening from Monday 31 May to Friday 4 June celebrating the best of our community history. Echoes of the past is a podcast about Pembrokeshire, about history and culture, and about the importance of this corner of Wales to the wider world. The Echoes of the Past podcast is produced by PLANED (www.planed.org.uk) and is funded by Arwain Sir Benfro (www.arwainsirbenfro.cymru). Echoes website: http://www.echoeswales.cymru/ Echoes on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PembsEchoes Echoes on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PembrokeshireEchoes Music: Water Lily - The 126ers https://youtu.be/BQm22usqKds
05:31
June 1, 2021
300 pitch - 300 seconds of community heritage with Liz Rawlings
Liz Rawlings is one of the founder members of Llangwm History Group and talks. In this 300 second soundbite she talks about her interest in history, the group's current projects, the impact of COVID and why Pembrokeshire's Community Heritage is so unique. Pembrokeshire Community Heritage Week 2021 is a series of virtual events happening from Monday 31 May to Friday 4 June celebrating the best of our community history.  Echoes of the past is a podcast about Pembrokeshire, about history and culture, and about the importance of this corner of Wales to the wider world. The Echoes of the Past podcast is produced by PLANED (www.planed.org.uk) and is funded by Arwain Sir Benfro (www.arwainsirbenfro.cymru). Echoes website: http://www.echoeswales.cymru/ Echoes on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PembsEchoes Echoes on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PembrokeshireEchoes Music: Water Lily - The 126ers https://youtu.be/BQm22usqKds
05:31
May 31, 2021
Mark Lewis and Emma Lewis on the development of Tenby as a destination for domestic tourism
Mark Lewis, curator of Tenby Museum and Art Gallery - Wales' oldest independent museum, and Emma Lewis from PLANED describe the development of Tenby as tourist destination from the 1800s to the present day. Find out more about Tenby Museum and Art Gallery, including visitor information and details about their collections on their website www.tenbymuseum.org.uk. Echoes of the past is a podcast about Pembrokeshire, about history and culture, and about the importance of this corner of Wales to the wider world. The Echoes of the Past podcast is produced by PLANED (www.planed.org.uk) and is funded by Arwain Sir Benfro (www.arwainsirbenfro.cymru). Echoes website: http://www.echoeswales.cymru/ Echoes on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PembsEchoes Echoes on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PembrokeshireEchoes Music: Water Lily - The 126ers https://youtu.be/BQm22usqKds
28:06
May 10, 2021
Dr Simon Hancock FSA on the last man hanged in Pembrokeshire
William Roblin was the last person to be hanged in Pembrokeshire, 200 years ago, on 23 April 1821. He was accused of the murder of William Davies on 19 August 1820, and following a man-hunt across the county was imprisoned before being tried and found guilty. There are a number of contemporary accounts of events discussed in this abridged version of a talk given via Zoom on the 200th anniversary of the hanging, 23 April 2021. Echoes of the past is a podcast about Pembrokeshire, about history and culture, and about the importance of this corner of Wales to the wider world. The Echoes of the Past podcast is produced by PLANED (www.planed.org.uk) and is funded by Arwain Sir Benfro (www.arwainsirbenfro.cymru). Echoes website: http://www.echoeswales.cymru/ Echoes on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PembsEchoes Echoes on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PembrokeshireEchoes Music: Water Lily - The 126ers https://youtu.be/BQm22usqKds
33:37
May 4, 2021
Ian Macrae on researching Pembrokeshire's regimental connections
Ian Macrae is a research volunteer for Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust, who are based at Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre. Pembroke Dock itself, but also many other communities around the county have a number of historic connections to many British Army regiments. Through these connections, the county has played its own role in military engagements across the globe. In this podcast we find out a little about some of this history. Find out more about Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre including visitor information and details about their collections on their website www.sunderlandtrust.com. Echoes of the past is a podcast about Pembrokeshire, about history and culture, and about the importance of this corner of Wales to the wider world. The Echoes of the Past podcast is produced by PLANED (www.planed.org.uk) and is funded by Arwain Sir Benfro (www.arwainsirbenfro.cymru). Echoes website: http://www.echoeswales.cymru/ Echoes on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PembsEchoes Echoes on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PembrokeshireEchoes Music: Water Lily - The 126ers https://youtu.be/BQm22usqKds
28:48
March 8, 2021
Prof Mike Parker-Pearson on Waun Mawn, a former stone circle near the bluestone quarries for Stonehenge
Another opportunity to hear the talk given by Prof Mike Parker-Pearson of University College London, as part of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Archaeology Day event in November 2020. In 2017 and 2018 the Stones of Stonehenge Project, led by researchers from University College London and the universities of Southampton, Bournemouth and the Highlands & Islands, carried out excavations at Waun Mawn in North Pembrokeshire to discover if the four monoliths there are all that is left of a prehistoric stone circle. Listen to all of the Archaeology Day talks and presentations on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmyDlzMF-5-pTebMDX8GoYQ/videos Echoes of the past is a podcast about Pembrokeshire, about history and culture, and about the importance of this corner of Wales to the wider world. The Echoes of the Past podcast is produced by PLANED (www.planed.org.uk) and is funded by Arwain Sir Benfro (www.arwainsirbenfro.cymru). Echoes website: http://www.echoeswales.cymru/ Echoes on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PembsEchoes Echoes on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PembrokeshireEchoes Music: Water Lily - The 126ers https://youtu.be/BQm22usqKds
24:17
February 8, 2021
Dr Simon Hancock FSA on colonists, migrants and refugees in the history of Pembrokeshire
Another opportunity to hear the talk given by Dr Simon Hancock FSA, curator of Haverfordwest Town Museum, as part of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Archaeology Day event in November 2020. Views about migration and refugees are important components of political discourse in twenty-first century Britain. While it might appear a phenomenon of pre-and post Brexit Britain the historical record suggests otherwise. The communities of Pembrokeshire have been subject to repeated waves of migration from the early modern period whether as a result of conquest, economic opportunities or escape from political turmoil and warfare. Listen to all of the Archaeology Day talks and presentations on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmyDlzMF-5-pTebMDX8GoYQ/videos Echoes of the past is a podcast about Pembrokeshire, about history and culture, and about the importance of this corner of Wales to the wider world. The Echoes of the Past podcast is produced by PLANED (www.planed.org.uk) and is funded by Arwain Sir Benfro (www.arwainsirbenfro.cymru). Echoes website: http://www.echoeswales.cymru/ Echoes on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PembsEchoes Echoes on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PembrokeshireEchoes Music: Water Lily - The 126ers https://youtu.be/BQm22usqKds
30:15
January 11, 2021
Saundersfoot bay heritage regeneration team on coal mining in the area
Saundersfoot Bay Heritage Regeneration Trust exists to preserve, protect and safeguard the rich industrial and cultural heritage around the coastal area of Saundersfoot, Wiseman's Bridge and Amroth. Before this area became a favourite holiday spot for people across Wales and beyond, the area was renowned for the quality of its coal. Information researched and provided by: Neil Sefton (Chair SBHRT), Mary Sefton (Secretary), Tessa Pearson, Joyce Lewis, Pauline Davies, Michael Slade and Sue Boughton-Thomas. Additional recording contributions from: Audrey Hilling, Duncan Hilling, Peter Williams, Joyce Lewis and children from Stepaside Community Primary School. Thanks also to Carys Mills (Harbour development / Welcome Centre advisor), Alan Jones (Script Editor) and Michael Slade (Recording & Editing). The recordings took place at the Saundersfoot Regency Hall Community Centre. Find out more about the Trust and their work Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/SaundersfootBayHRT/. Echoes of the past is a podcast about Pembrokeshire, about history and culture, and about the importance of this corner of Wales to the wider world. The Echoes of the Past podcast is produced by PLANED (www.planed.org.uk) and is funded by Arwain Sir Benfro (www.arwainsirbenfro.cymru). Echoes website: http://www.echoeswales.cymru/ Echoes on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PembsEchoes Echoes on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PembrokeshireEchoes Music: Water Lily - The 126ers https://youtu.be/BQm22usqKds
25:03
December 14, 2020
Gareth Mills on William Marshall in Pembroke
Gareth Mills, historian and tour guide at Pembroke Castle, talks about William Marshall, the man who has been described as 'the greatest knight' and the man who had the stone castle at Pembroke built. Among his many achievements, William Marshall is said to have served five medieval English kings, including Richard the Lionheart and King John. Find out more about Pembroke Castle including visitor information on their website https://pembrokecastle.co.uk/. Echoes of the past is a podcast about Pembrokeshire, about history and culture, and about the importance of this corner of Wales to the wider world. The Echoes of the Past podcast is produced by PLANED (www.planed.org.uk) and is funded by Arwain Sir Benfro (www.arwainsirbenfro.cymru). Echoes website: http://www.echoeswales.cymru/ Echoes on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PembsEchoes Echoes on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PembrokeshireEchoes Music: Water Lily - The 126ers https://youtu.be/BQm22usqKds
25:01
November 9, 2020
John Evans on aviation in Pembroke Dock
John Evans, historian, author and patron of Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre, talks about the military aviation connections of Pembroke Dock. He describes the stories of men and women who served and how that town grew to being one of the largest flying boat stations in the world during the Second World War Battle of the Atlantic, when it was the home to the iconic Short Sunderland flying boat. Find out more about Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre including visitor information and details about their collections on their website www.sunderlandtrust.com. Echoes of the past is a podcast about Pembrokeshire, about history and culture, and about the importance of this corner of Wales to the wider world. The Echoes of the Past podcast is produced by PLANED (www.planed.org.uk) and is funded by Arwain Sir Benfro (www.arwainsirbenfro.cymru). Echoes website: http://www.echoeswales.cymru/ Echoes on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PembsEchoes Echoes on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PembrokeshireEchoes Music: Water Lily - The 126ers https://youtu.be/BQm22usqKds
36:22
October 12, 2020
Mark Lewis on Augustus John in Tenby
Mark Lewis, curator of Tenby Museum and Art Gallery - Wales' oldest independent museum, describes the life of renowned UK artist Augustus John and his family links and life in and around the seaside town of Tenby in Pembrokeshire. Find out more about Tenby Museum and Art Gallery, including visitor information and details about their collections on their website www.tenbymuseum.org.uk.  Echoes of the past is a podcast about Pembrokeshire, about history and culture, and about the importance of this corner of Wales to the wider world. The Echoes of the Past podcast is produced by PLANED (www.planed.org.uk) and is funded by Arwain Sir Benfro (www.arwainsirbenfro.cymru). Echoes website: http://www.echoeswales.cymru/ Echoes on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PembsEchoes Echoes on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PembrokeshireEchoes Music: Water Lily - The 126ers https://youtu.be/BQm22usqKds
24:55
September 14, 2020
Echoes of the Past Ep 1 Trailer
Subscribe to Echoes of the Past . . .  Echoes of the past is a podcast about Pembrokeshire, about history and culture, and about the importance of this corner of Wales to the wider world. Each episode will feature a local expert and will look at a different subject, a different part of Pembrokeshire and a different point in time. The Echoes of the Past podcast is produced by PLANED (www.planed.org.uk) and is funded by Arwain Sir Benfro (www.arwainsirbenfro.cymru). Echoes website: http://www.echoeswales.cymru/ Echoes on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PembsEchoes Echoes on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PembrokeshireEchoes Music: Water Lily - The 126ers https://youtu.be/BQm22usqKds
01:12
September 2, 2020