Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Defence of the Realm - Pembrokeshire - Cadw

The theme of the Cadw pan Wales Defence of the Realm project is the story of the part Wales has played in defending Britain from war and invasion from the late 18th century French Revolutionary Wars to the end of the Cold War in the 1990s. Cadw decided to commence by developing a Defence of the Realm interpretation plan for Pembrokeshire. Attract was commissioned to write the Plan and it is now available on the Cadw website. Defence of the Realm Interpretation Plan

The project aims to maximise the economic value of heritage and make the Welsh historic environment more intellectually accessible, more enjoyable to visit for both tourists and local residents and create a lasting sense of what makes Wales special. Although much of recent history in Pembrokeshire has centred around the Haven, this has not been exclusively so, and the project has therefore considered the  County as a whole. Implementation should ensure that this balance is maintained.

Cadw is a Welsh word which means 'to keep'. Cadw is the Welsh Assembly Government's historic environment division. Cadw aims to:

  • protect and sustain
  • encourage community engagement in
  • improve access to the historic environment of Wales. This includes historic buildings, ancient monuments, historic parks, gardens and landscapes, and underwater archaeology.

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