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.
It seems strange that Pembroke, birthplace of Henry VII, founder of the Tudor dynasty, does not have a statue of the king, doesn’t it? However, hopefully this will soon be rectified.
In January of this year, a maquette of a proposed bronze statue was unveiled at a fundraising events organised by Pembroke & Monkton Local History Society in Pembroke Town Hall. The statue will cost around £40,000 and Pembroke Town Council have allocated £20,000 of that as part of their Town Centre Support programme. The remaining £20,000 has to be raised.