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Pupils send messages to the future



pupilsignMILFORD HAVEN pupils went back to the future last week, imagining themselves in 25 years time, as part of a project to celebrate the big switch on for power at Liddeston Ridge Solar Park. The students were set the task of tackling climate change and transporting themselves into the future to consider what life will be like for them as adults living near the Port of Milford Haven. Some pupils wrote letters to themselves and predicted what their future careers may be – from footballers to lawyers and shop-keepers. The messages have been sealed and buried in two time capsules at the Liddeston Ridge Solar Array to be opened in 25 years time. The project coincided with the official opening of a flagship Solar Photovoltaic Project that has been established at Liddeston Ridge, Milford Haven, capable of powering up to one thousand homes. Jessica Duckworth, energy projects co-ordinator at the Port of Milford Haven, has been working directly with Milford School. She said “Giving local schools a chance to learn about renewable energy and environmental awareness, is a key long term strategy for this project. Liddeston Ridge Photovoltaic Array provides an opportunity to show them first-hand how the sun can be used to generate ‘green’ electricity.” The students spent the morning at the solar park and heard from the project team, including taking a look at the hitech behind-the-scenes systems that keep the site operating. A film of the project has been produced which is available on the Port’s website. Geography teacher and head of R.E. Gareth Williams, said: “This experience has proved really worthwhile for our learners who have gained knowledge of new technology, energy-generation using solar power and also started to consider themselves as adults in 25 years time. The letters and posters generated by the students have shown that our young people have great hopes for the future and an understanding of the challenges they will face and for that we are most grateful to the Port of Milford Haven for facilitating this project”. Tim James, energy development manager at the Port said: “As a trust port in the energy sector, we are diversifying and looking at opportunities in the renewables industry to ensure that, as energy markets shift, we continue to provide benefits to the local economy. “This project is so much more than a solar farm; we are committed to investing in young people’s education and understanding of these challenges. Today’s young people are growing into a society that faces serious resource and climatic challenges. Through having a ‘part of the solution’ resource they can visit to get tangible experience on, we hope they can build on the work of the current pioneering generation and come back to this site in 25 years’ time in a society that is well on the way to sustainability”. The five-megawatt Photovoltaic Array covers 28 acres, holds 20,000 panels and represents a significant investment by the Port of Milford Haven. It’s been built with high regard for the environment using construction techniques that can be reversed with minimal impact at the end of the project’s life. The ambitious habitat management plans will also transform the land into an ecological site of local significance during and at the end of the project.

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Salvage Hunters: New series is filming in Pembrokeshire, and they need help



SALVAGE HUNTERS, the well-loved and most watched Quest TV and Discovery Network show, is on the hunt for locations to film at in the Pembrokeshire and the wider South West Wales area to feature in the upcoming series.

We follow decorative antiques expert Drew Pritchard as he travels around various locations in the UK and abroad on his quest to find and buy unusual objects with an interesting history.

Drew really visits everywhere – beautiful estates, old family businesses, barns and attic’s stuffed full of unwanted things, museums, factories, collectors and iconic religious sites buying all sorts along the way – from gorgeous country house furniture and railwayana to 6ft 1980s disco balls and anything in-between.

Now in its sixteenth series and airing to over half a million people in the UK and millions more worldwide, this is a great opportunity for you to promote your business or home to a broad audience, sell a few items that perhaps you no longer need, make some money and celebrate the history and heritage of the UK.

If you think you fit the bill or know somebody that might then please do not hesitate to reach out and speak with a member of our team.

Call us on 0203 179 0092 or alternatively send us an email to –

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Fishguard and Goodwick Mural project turns to Crowdfunder to raise money



PLANS to put up a few bright and decorative murals around the twin towns of Fishguard & Goodwick have turned to Crowdfunder to raise the money needed for their vision.

Andrew Harries, found of the Fishguard Future Projects, wants to place 12 murals around Fishguard and Goodwick “to help brighten up the town and showcase its culture and history”.

Andrew said: “Having been born and raised in Fishguard, I have seen the town’s highs and lows.

“Fishguard and Goodwick has a lot of potential with the tourism trade growing every year and the popular events such as the Music Festivals, The New Years Eve Street Party, The Carnival, The Soapbox Derby and many more helping attract even more visitors.”

The murals, which were initially turned down for funding when a grant application was refused, will focus on the two towns “interesting but lesser known history” that Andrew feels needs to be highlighted.

Andrew told The Herald: “Each design will be 8 x 6ft and mounted professionally on buildings around the area. Having spoken to a few business owners around the town, this project has received a lot of positive feedback.”

“The murals will unfortunately need to be fully funded via Crowdfunder, after a grant application was turned down.

“I have explored the option of having them traditionally painted on, but this would be more cost effective and would need to be maintained every 5 – 8 years. With this in mind, the designs will be created digitally and then professionally mounted on aluminium composite.”

If you want to help, you can find the link to Andrew’s Crowdfunder here.

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Drive for new recruits as Army Cadets re-open



DYFED AND GLAMORGAN ARMY CADET FORCE are now able to accept new joiners aged 12 (and in Year 8 at School) to 17 years old.

Joining the Army Cadets will give access to a wide range of exciting activities, from adventurous training (AT) such as kayaking, mountain biking and abseiling and Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme to military-themed activities including shooting, fieldcraft and skill at arms, as well as training in first aid, young adults get the chance to discover lots of new experiences and make new friends.  

There is no obligation to join the Forces at all, but they can give some guidance if you are interested.  

There are no subscription charges, uniform is issued free on a loan basis; the only thing you need to supply yourselves is Boots.  

The Cadet Force are also looking for adult volunteers, both uniformed and non-uniformed to assist as well.

They have Detachments located in Fishguard, Haverfordwest, Narberth, Tenby, Milford Haven, Neyland, Pembroke Dock, Tenby, St Clears, Llanelli, Trimsarren and Burry Port.

Most Detachments parade twice a week in the evenings 1900 – 2100hrs on a Monday, Wednesday or Thursday (Depending on Location) and try to get away for a weekend every month as well as organising summer camps. 

Further Information is available at :- or call them on 01656 657593 (Option 1) to find out where your local detachment is and what nights they Parade.

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