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Bilingual website covering north Pembrokeshire now live

L to R: Edward Perkins (website contributor), Owen Willliams (chairman of the St Nicholas Hall Committee), Professor Mererid Hopwood, (guest speaker), Stuart Berry of Planed Narberth, (with John Ewart also of Planed, designers of the web site) Julie and Tim Kirby ( Hall Committee members)

LOCAL contributors from the Pencaer area worked together to create an English and Welsh website which covers a range of information from schools and churches to history and the French Invasion. 

On Friday (Apr 14) evening, the details of this new bilingual website, Tremarchdog | St Nicholas, were shown in public at St Nicholas village hall. 

The website covers the Pencaer area of north Pembrokeshire. Put together during the Covid lockdown and subsequent months it covers a range of local information including:

  • Geography
  • Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
  • Geology
  • Historical details 
  • Churches and Chapels 
  • Schools 
  • Farming
  • Transport
  • Traditions 
  • Master Mariners
  • Strumble Head Lighthouse
  • The French Invasion
  • Tregwynt Mansion and Estate
  • Melin Tregwynt (a working woollen mill)
  • Abermawr beach

The video material, maps and information were all collected by local contributors. It is available in both Welsh and English.

In attendance to support the project was Professor Mererid Hopwood of University College of Wales Aberystwyth, herself a member of the local Williams Pontiago family. 

In addressing the meeting, Professor Hopwood emphasised the importance of maintaining and recording the local history, language and character of the north Pembrokeshire area.

Rachel James, a member of the local Williams Llys yr Onnen family, provided a specially written poem on Pencaer which was presented to Professor Hopwood.

Details of some of the website stories, pictures and video material were shown on the recently installed 80” TV screen together with light refreshments prepared and served by members of the Village Hall Committee.

The creation of the website was supported under the Heritage Lottery programme – Grants for Heritage, which combined support from the National Lottery, CADW and the Welsh Government. 

The design and construction of the website was undertaken by Planed of Narberth (Stuart Berry and John Ewart).

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Access to the website is available at www.stnicholas.wales