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Five Communities: Continuing with Coastlands

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Five Communities: Continuing with Coastlands

Our latest work has been focused on continuing with assisting our friends at the Coastlands History Group, and what a collection they have!

As an Archivist, I am really impressed by what this group has achieved so far, and the sheer volume of historical material relating to their area that they have amassed.

Having been working on integrating existing electronic-based material into our cataloguing system, this work has taken me back to something more traditional, with a number of boxes of physical records to work with.

The latest of their collections we have worked on has been an extensive set of archival material on the Coastguards at St Ann’s Head and their key role in the County’s history, protecting one of the busiest waterways in the world.

This one has been fascinating for me as I was fortunate enough to receive a personal invite to the Coastguard station and to experience a real storm with them out there on the headland.  Quite an experience and a perfect example of the power that archives can have to bring back good memories from many years past!

Having just completed work on that collection it’s off to the next big box of records and a new series of exciting discoveries for me on our County’s history. No matter how well you know Pembrokeshire there is always more to discover and helping to preserve and share that knowledge is one of the true wonders of this inspired project.