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Art is George’s tribute to town

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George LewisA LIFE-sized Sunderland airman has stepped up for duty with the Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust – courtesy of highly regarded Pembrokeshire artist and personality George Lewis. George, from Pembroke, has created the airman in full flying gear with a number of the famous flying boats as a backdrop. It was ‘unveiled’ at the recent Open Doors event at the town’s Dockyard Chapel and much admired by all who attended. Educated at Pembroke Dock Grammar School, George studied at Swansea College of Art and Swansea University, before teaching and lecturing for 36 years in art and design, latterly becoming a head teacher. Since retiring to Pembroke in 1991 George has immersed himself in the local community and was a tutor at the old Coronation Further Education Centre in Pembroke Dock for nine years. During that time he designed and researched two huge murals which were painted under his direction by mature students in his arts groups. The ‘Millennium Mural’ – 20 ft by 8 ft – is a remarkable montage telling the 200 year story of Pembroke Dock, while the ‘Garrison Town Mural’ depicts all the cap badges of regiments and corps which served at Pembroke Dock from 1814 to 1967. Both murals were on display at the Open Doors weekend in the Dockyard Chapel and plans are developing for them to again go on permanent view in the town. Along with wife Jeanne – herself a graduate teacher of art and design – George has created several other murals with examples in St John’s Church, Pembroke Dock, and Monkton Priory Church Hall. The largest and most spectacular example of their work is in Pembroke Town Hall where over 200 foot of panelling fills the walls on two floors. The thoroughly researched pictures depict the story of Pembroke and local area from the Stone Age to the reign of Edward VII, in 1901-911. Commenting on his latest creation George said: “I have presented this to the Sunderland Trust as my tribute to the part the flying boats have played in the town’s history and in admiration of the work the Trust is doing to promote and record this important period of Royal Air Force history in west Wales.” George’s airman is now displayed in the Glass House Coffee Shop, part of the Trust’s visitor centre at the Fleet Surgeon’s House in the Royal Dockyard. The Centre and the Coffee Shop are open Tuesdays to Fridays inclusive, 10 am – 4 pm.

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Johnston: Police appeal for witnesses

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POLICE have again appealed for witnesses after a collision in Johnston, near Haverfordwest, on Wednesday (August 5).

A boy on a scooter sustained minor injuries during the collision, which took place at around 4.20pm. A red 4×4 is believed to have been involved also.

Anyone who was in the area of the St Peters Road pelican crossing, or nearby Langford road, and either witnessed the collision or who has CCTV that covers this area is asked to get in touch.

You can telephone 101, visit bit.ly/DPPReportOnline, or email contactcentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk

If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired you can text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

Dyfed-Powys Police Ref DP-20200805-249

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Police investigate ‘Chinese government vehicle’ spotted near Puma Oil Terminal

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POLICE have confirmed that they are conducting “the appropriate enquiries” after a suspicious vehicle was spotted in the vicinity of Puma Oil Terminal on Saturday afternoon (Aug 8).

Following a tip off a Herald reporter was dispatched to the area, and saw a black Volvo SUV with three IC5 (Korean, Japanese or Chinese) looking males inside the vehicle. The vehicle had diplomatic number plates identifying that it belonged to the Chinese government.

However, a DVLA check suggested that the plates were registered to a BMW and not the Volvo they were displayed upon.

South Hook LNG security was notified as a precaution.

A police spokesman said: “Members of the public are advised to contact the police to report any suspicious activity or incidents.”

Both the UK and US governments are currently on alert following incidents of spying relating to key infrastructure, computer systems and state secrets by the Chinese authorities.

[The image used in this report is a computer generated artist’s impression.]

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Milford Haven Street Food Festival Returns To Waterfront This August

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MILFORD Haven Street Food Festival will be setting up camp at Milford Waterfront for the third year running to continue their Summer of street food tour, and with a brand new sponsor joining for the ride! Jubel Beer will be on hand fully loaded with refreshing fruity beers to serve all weekend long.

Street Food Warehouse and their team of feeders are heading back into town this bank holiday weekend, 28th – 30th August.

Cooking up a storm between noon – 10pm, the festival is split into three mouth-watering portions and is the only way to get you in the mood for summer and of course, fill you up to the brim on all of your favourite foodie delights.

You’ll need to grab your tickets beforehand, just make sure you come with an empty belly ready to taste new flavours – the world will really be your oyster. From smokin’ souvlaki to naughty nachos, mouthwatering Malaysian to chocolatey treats. Carnivores, veggies and vegans alike will be able to get their hungry hands on a range of Insta-worthy grub from all over the world!

Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten that you’ll need something to tingle your taste buds and wash it all down with! Luckily, The Pop Up Bar Hire Company has got the whole weekend covered, offering all of your favourite beverages ranging from zesty Mojitos to ice-cold pints of Jubel Beer.

Two Lads Kitchen, Spicer’s Meat Wagon, Makasih and Chock Shop are just some of the street food vendors that will be attending the weekend, with many more both local and national vendors to be announced.

Come rain or shine, the event is completely free and family-friendly where you can get your hands on the most vibrant and high quality street food Milford Haven has to offer.

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