Successful Book Launch

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Successful book launch at Tenby Museum

 A new publication, Tenby Shops 1870 – 1970 by Professor John Woodcock was officially launched at Tenby Museum and Art Gallery on Wednesday 29 August.  The event was extremely well attended and John’s book, researched in great detail and written over five years, proved very popular.

 In his opening speech John stated that he had found the experience of bringing the book to fruition “hugely rewarding” and that he had enjoyed the whole experience.  He stated that he and his family had first come to Pembrokeshire in 1975 and had fallen in love with Tenby immediately, calling it “one of the most beautiful places we had ever seen.”

 He recalled that he had started collecting local guide books and had become fascinated by the old photographs and advertisements for the town’s shops and his researches had extended from there.  He went on to thank his family for their patience and support, the local people for their time taken to impart their knowledge and memories and the museum staff for their assistance, particularly Kevin Thomas whose help had been invaluable.

 The book is available for purchase in the museum shop.