Category: DATRIS

Film Planning

What a job I have! I’m helping a local history group to develop a short film about the River Cleddau … focusing in particular on the people who have lived in and around Llangwm. I am going to be working with the group to provide drone footage for the film. The film itself will involve…

By admin 7 December 2020 Off

A New IT System for HaverHub

It’s been a long process but the Old Post Office in the centre of Haverfordwest is nearing the end of its renovation and transformation into HaverHub. You can hear more about HaverHub’s story in my very first podcast almost a year ago to the day (it seems like much longer than that). Working with another project,…

By admin 4 December 2020 Off

Archaeology Day 2020

Every year Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority supported by PLANED host an Archaeology Day in early November at the Merlin Theatre in Pembrokeshire College. But, of course, the event couldn’t go ahead this year, well not in the same format. Stuart Berry, the Echoes of the Past project officer at PLANED and Tomos Jones, Pembrokeshire Coast…

By admin 8 November 2020 Off

It’s Been a Secret …

… and it still is, to a certain extent. I’ve been working, through the DATRIS Project, with Amgueddfa Cymru – the National Museum of Wales for nearly two years now on the excavation and conservation of an Iron Age chariot found somewhere in Pembrokeshire. The museum initially contacted me because they wanted someone to coordinate…

By admin 30 October 2020 Off

Chromebooks in Communities

During lockdown I’m sure we have all experienced feelings of isolation, anxiety and low wellbeing. One thing that helps many people is to keep in touch with family and friends using technology … from mobile phones to social media and on to face-to-face sessions using zoom, houseparty or one of the other systems. However, lockdown can…

By admin 3 June 2020 Off

Even More Podcasts

I realise that the last post on here was in March … but there’s been a little change in the office since then and I have found myself to be spending the majority of my time recording and publishing podcasts. It’s something that I never thought I’d be doing but I’m really quite enjoying it. During…

By admin 29 May 2020 Off

Remote Podcasting

A few months ago I bought a portable sound recorder that I could take to groups and communities that weren’t able to get to the studio in the PLANED offices. On a recommendation I went for the Zoom H6 and, I must say, I don’t regret it at all. I can connect up to four…

By admin 27 March 2020 Off

The Prince’s Trust

The Prince’s Trust were running some of their activities here at PLANED and Michael Botzaropoulos, an Operations Executive with the Trust dropped by to record a podcast. The Prince’s Trust is one of those organisations that you often hear about but might not know exactly what they do. Well Mike explains the work and aims…

By admin 15 January 2020 Off

Non-native Marine Invertebrate Workshop

Yesterday Anna Holmes, the Curator of Invertebrate Biodiversity at the National Museum of Wales, came to PLANED to talk to various organisations about invasive invertebrate species that are attaching themselves to plastic marine waste and rafting across the oceans to be washed up on our shores. Anna brought examples of these invasive species, you can…

By admin 18 December 2019 Off

The Priory Saltings Nature Reserve

Another excellent initiative from Haverfordwest Town Council is the renovation of the former town dump to the now, wonderful, Priory Saltings Nature Reserve. I took the drone and various cameras, gimbals and wireless microphones to interview Cllr Jon Collier at the site on a particularly damp and drizzly Friday afternoon. It’s just another example of…

By admin 17 December 2019 Off