A date to put in your diary if you can get to Pembroke in Wales on 10th June!
Thank you to Nathen Amin for sharing this news on his Henry Tudor Society Facebook page. Nathen wrote:
"A statue commemorating the birth and life of Henry Tudor will be proudly unveiled by the Lord Lieutenant of Pembrokeshire at 2pm on Saturday 10th June on Mill Bridge, Pembroke, in the shadow of Pembroke Castle where the first Tudor king was born in 1457.
The statue is a regeneration project between Pembrokeshire County Council and Pembroke Town Council, and a grant of £20,000 from PCCs Town Centre Support Programme has been match funded with money raised by a public appeal bolstered by generous donations from Valero, Richard Evans and many other organisations and individuals. Pembroke & Monkton Local History Society has worked closely with PTC organising public consultations and events. The statue itself was sculpted by Harriet Addyman, and will stand 2.5 metres high with the castle as a backdrop. Pembroke Town Council under the direction of Town Clerk Suzie Thomas have enhanced the bridge to make it a public space complete with seating, tables and flowers, a picturesque setting for the king.
EVERYBODY IS INVITED, so if you can get down to Pembroke on 10th June, come and join in the celebrations; a marquee will be erected on the South Quay and a community party will follow. For any queries, contact Suzie Thomas at Pembroke Town Hall on 01646683092 or email [email protected]"
You can find out more about the statue at www.pembrokeandmonktonhistory.org.uk/HenryVIIStatue.htm