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A WARM WELCOME TO THE ST DAVID’S HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Constitution of the Society states:

‘The function of the Society shall be to encourage local knowledge of St Davids and Dewisland, by holding meetings and lectures, and other activities decided by the Committee.’

Currently, this takes the form of talks, exhibitions, visits and other activities, and new ideas are always welcome.

We are always keen to involve new members, and visitors are very welcome at our talks, for which a small fee of £1.00 per person is charged on the door.

A PLACE OF PILGRIMAGE AND CULTURE SET IN A LAND OF GREAT BEAUTY AND TRANQUILITY.

St David's in Google Maps

On the visit of the Duke of Edinburgh to St Davids in November 1888

The Alun Valley c. 1914. Note the lack of trees.

Banner arch for the same event.

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St David’s is the smallest City in the UK, having a population of around 2000 souls. Blest to be set in one of the most spectacular scenic settings in the country and a hub of the Pembrokshire Coast National Park, St David’s is a hugely popular tourist spot, but also has a long and eventful history. The birthplace and shrine of St David is here, and the religious centre became a place of pilgrimage since the founding of the Cathedral in 1181.

It’s very isolation on the fringes of Wales has probably been a main reason for the unspoiled nature of both the city and it’s surrounding countryside. It is indeed a place of living history, and it does not take much imagination to see the centuries fade away and to people the place with our distant ancestors.