Monday, March 27, 2017

Pembroke dock Wales

Hi Guys ,

Back this week with another blog post , almost half way through my virtual walk this is my 7th week and wehn I see the numbers written down how far I have walked I actually cant believe it. So far in the last 7 weeks I have walked an astonishing 314.5 Km's. I have finally arrived in Wales on the virtual tour and by the end of this week I will have walked almost half my journey.

I definitely would not say its been easy walking every couple of days having Luke at home and the crappy weather I am delighted I have got this far. This week I manage to lose another 2lbs which means I am 1 3/4lb away from my goal weight when I set out to do this. Donation Link

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I would like to thank everyone again who have donated to the NMH foundation and the people who have motivated me through this. Even though I am due to hit my goal weight next week I am hoping that I can lose a total of two stone which means I will have another 10lbs in total to lose over the next 7 weeks. I think at this stage its fairly achievable and will see some huge differences in my physical appearance if I manage to lose that. I am due to start this long awaited new shift next week in work for 3 months 8am-4:30pm which I am hoping will get me out of the house every night.

History about Pembroke Dock:
The natural harbour offering shelter from the prevailing south westerly winds has probably been used for many thousands of years, but the first evidence of settlement from maps is the name of the Carr Rocks at the entrance, derived from the Norse-language Skare for rock.[2]
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From the 790s until the Norman Invasion in 1066, the Milford Haven estuary was used occasionally by Vikings looking for shelter. During one visit (possibly in 854, but more likely to be in 878 on his way to the Battle of Cynuit), the Viking chieftain Hubba wintered in the haven with 23 ships.[3]
In 1172, three years after the Norman Invasion of Ireland, having prepared his fleet and army in the mouth of the Pembroke RiverHenry II of England sailed there from the haven. [2]
Prior to 1814, the site of modern Pembroke Dock and its nearby settlements were mostly farmland and the area was referred to as Paterchurch. The first recorded mention of Paterchurch was in 1289. In the area a medieval tower was built and, like nearby 18th century and 19th century fortifications, it may have served as a lookout post. By the 17th century, additional domestic and farm buildings stood close to the tower and the isolated settlement had its own cemetery, whose last recorded burial is that of a Roger Adams, in 1731. The ruin of the tower now lies within the walls of the dockyard.
Paterchurch Tower was the centre of an estate said to stretch from Pennar Point to Cosheston. This changed hands in 1422 when Ellen de Paterchurch married a John Adams. Prior to the building of the town and before the dockyard was thought of, various sales and exchanges took place between the principal local landowners – the Adams, Owen and Meyrick families. These exchanges left the Meyricks in control of most of the land on which the dockyard and new town were to develop. By 1802 the Paterchurch buildings were mostly ruins.

As ever thanks again for reading and enjoy the sun :)

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