History and Heritage

Coastlands Local History Group has been in existence since 2006. It developed  out of a WI initiative marking the millennium, for which Dale WI produced a book “Dale – an Illustrated History”. The wealth of material being donated and the great interest shown in the area, led a number of the ladies to become interested in the idea of a local history group. Thus was Coastlands Local History Group born!

The Group is growing all the time. We are always keen to involve those interested in the history of the area.

Membership is £5.00 a year, or £50.00 for a life membership.

Our meetings are held monthly, members pay £1.00, non-members £2.00 – (to cover the costs of speakers/hiring/heating venues).

Most of our meetings are open. However, some, due to constraints of space, are only available to members. All visits are members only…..so membership has its advantages!

Programme 2022

The last talk of the year is on Monday 21st November when  Keith Johnson will talk on “Pembrokeshire Ferries and Ferrymen”, in Marloes Village Hall at 7.30 pm

The Old Stables Heritage Centre, South Street, Dale

The Old Stables Heritage Centre is open by appointment only. Please make contact  via our website (link below) if you should wish to make a visit.

In more normal times The Old Stables Heritage Centre, South Street, Dale is open all year round except on Christmas day.

If anyone is visiting the village during the winter and would wish to visit The Old Stables Heritage Centre, please make contact via our website (link below).

The Group puts on a variety of exhibitions during the tourist season – usually Late May/June to the end of September – when the opening times are as follows:-


The exhibition being held in 2022 is  – “St Brides – a History” 

Admission is free throughout the year

The Group plans to use the building for interpretation and study purposes. As well as changing displays on Exhibition screens, the group’s archive will be readily available for those wishing to undertake their own private research. Photographs, videos, documents etc are all available, some in digital format, some in hard copy. A catalogue of documents held is available in The Heritage Centre. The building will be manned by volunteers who have local expertise and can inform visitors and organise activities such as talks, children’s quizzes etc. Visitors would also have access to the Group’s library of local source books.

Study sessions and workshops will be arranged for group members to carry out local research.

Coastlands Local History Group (CIO) has its own website.

To contact the group click here.

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