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West Wales Maritime Heritage Society

 

BOOK LAUNCH AT HANCOCK'S YARD

David James (centre) with Mr Peter Hancock and ex employees at Hancocks Yard

Saturday 29th September afternoon saw the launch of our Secretary David James’ latest book ‘Hancock’s Shipbuilding Company in Pembroke Dock: the ships and the men who built them’.  Appropriately, the event took place in Hancock’s Yard, which is where we are now based.  

David is a well known local personality, author of several maritime books and a popular speaker.  His popularity is such that the book launch, organised by Pembroke & Monkton Local History Society, drew large numbers.  The Society has a publications’ arm and this is its third major local history book. 

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Memorial to the victims of the Hirano Maru

A memorial dedicated to the victims of a Japanese merchant ship Hirano Maru, which was sunk by the German navy during the First World War, was unveiled by the Duke of Gloucester in Angle Churchyard exactly 100 years after the sinking.

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David James Speaks to the Daiwa Anglo Japanese Foundation

Following the unveiling of the Japanese war memorial at Angle on the 4th October 2018 David and Margaret James  were invited to go to London where David would speak to the Daiwa Anglo Japanese Foundation.

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HANCOCK'S YARD
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