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- DescriptionIn 2014 Pembroke Dock celebrates 200 years since its founding, when a Royal Dockyard - the only one ever to exist in Wales - was established here on the banks of Milford Haven. The dockyard was the reason for the rapid development of the town, with people from rural Pembrokeshire and from all around Britain moving to the area to work in the dockyard and the industries that serviced it. The closure of the dockyard in 1926 was a severe blow, and many families moved from the area to other dockyard towns. A new use was found for the dockyard and in the 1930s the RAF took over much of the old yard. Pembroke Dock was above all a military town, since, in addition to the RAF base, there were Army garrisons at Llanion, Defensible and Pennar Barracks. Today there is military presence and the dockyard w hosts a ferry to Ireland. Pembroke Dock, 1814 - 2014: A Bicentennial Look Back presents readers with a series of photographs and old prints, illustrating the development of the town from the first half of the nineteenth century to the present day.
- Author BiographyPhil has had 44 books published including novels, history, biography and poetry. Most recent novel was Saving SS Shannon (Gomer Press). Also published this year, a short biography Alan Seeger, the American Rupert Brooke (Cecil Woolf Publishers). Regular broadcaster on BBC Radio 3 & 4 and on TV programmes such as The One Show. He presents The Past Master on BBC Radio Wales. Roger MacCallum was born and brought up Pembrokeshire, within a stone's throw of the shoreline of the estuary of Milford Haven. A subsequent career as a Geologist brought frequent visits to the Pembrokeshire coast. Now retired, he still spends much time in his native county. Previous excursions into print include a previous work in this series - Pembroke Dock Through Time, in collaboration with Phil Carradice, plus material published in Scientific Journals and books.
- Author(s)Phil Carradice,Roger MacCallum
- PublisherAmberley Publishing
- Date of Publication13/02/2014
- SubjectLocal History, Names & Genealogy
- Place of PublicationChalford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAmberley Publishing
- Content Note180
- Weight204 g
- Width165 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine5 mm
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