West Wales Maritime Heritage Society – St Davids Distillery Limited

Maritime Heritage

West Wales Maritime Heritage Society

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West Wales Maritime Heritage Society


The WWMHS was founded in 1984 by a group of enthusiasts which included Val Howells, Peter Davidson and Barry Burgess. It has the following aims

  • To conduct and encourage research into the maritime history of the region.
  • To encourage the preservation of craft, buildings and sites of historical or local interest.
  • To seek to preserve artefacts and records associated with this history.
  • To retain and encourage the skills associated with all aspects of building, repairing, handling and the use of craft.
  • To set up a Centre or Centres where these craft, items and skills can be preserved and shown to best advantage.
  • To encourage members of the public to take an interest in and develop or acquire the skills mentioned.
  • To operate such a Centre or Centres as a viable economic enterprise.
  • To increase public interest and support for maritime heritage by giving members educational and training experience afloat in heritage vessels.

The Society is run entirely by volunteers and new members are welcomed.  Its present Chairman is Brian King and its Secretary is David James, well known to all for his tireless efforts in promoting maritime heritage in events and talks.  David acts as the pilot for the Society’s set piece events up and down the Milford Haven estuary, including the Pembroke River Rally.

West Wales Maritime Heritage Society is a Company Limited by Guarantee no. 2611959 and a Registered Charity no. 1042428.

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