Blinking LEDs!

I was at POINT in Fishguard working alongside Span Arts. I had a collection of Raspberry Pi computers and I was teaching the young people how to program. I thought that the work that I had prepared for them would be quite challenging but they sailed through it. They learned about variables and commands and how…

By admin August 23, 2019 Off

The County Show

It comes around very quickly, but last week was the Pembrokeshire County Show. PLANED was there for all three days in the PAVS Community tent along with many other regional community organisations. The show is always a good opportunity to network and to meet people that you don’t normally see. It is a tough three…

By admin August 22, 2019 Off

Maenclochog Pop-up Museum

The hall at Maenclochog has been hosting a ‘Picture the Past’ event where members of the community have contributed to a pictorial exhibition of times past from the local area. There were family photographs, farming images and pictures of buildings both old and new. As part of the DATRIS project, I was working with young…

By admin August 17, 2019 Off

Excavating the Iron Age Chariot

This is a project that I’ve been wanting to write about for months but have been under strict instructions not to say anything until the official press release. Last year a metal detectorist discovered the remains of an Iron Age chariot here in Pembrokeshire. The National Museum Wales and the Dyfed Archaeological Trust set about…

By admin July 31, 2019 Off

Bats at PLANED

The British Trust for Ornithology is running a “citizen science” project where people can borrow equipment to detect and record the bats flitting around your house overnight. I went to the Natural Resources Wales office in Haverfordwest to pick up the equipment, I brought it back to the PLANED offices and set it up. A week…

By admin July 19, 2019 Off

The PLANED Bus

PLANED received funding from the Rural Community Development Fund for Wales, supplemented by the DATRIS Project and the Big Lottery Fund, to develop resources and establish projects to combat poverty in rural areas. With this funding we decided to create a “mobile PLANED office” which we can be used to provide support for communities within…

By admin July 12, 2019 Off

Saundersfoot Bay Heritage Trail

Take One … of the Saundersfoot Bay Coal Industry Hidden Heritage Discovery Trail movie. The DATRIS project is supporting a local heritage group who have been looking into the coal industry around Saundersfoot Bay. They have developed a very interesting walking tour of the main points of interest and would like to make a film…

By admin July 10, 2019 Off

Digital Mapping at Garn Fawr

I was working with pupils from Ysgol Gymunedol Wdig as part of one of Span Arts‘ Digidol projects. Today we were collecting pictures, poems, and photographs of Garn Fawr to add to a digital map. This extraordinary map is being developed by Alan Wills of Moylegrove and will be available to view soon. The young…

By admin July 5, 2019 Off

Penally Heritage Group

I have been working with the Heritage Group in Penally to film some of the interesting sites that they have in the village. In fact, it was from the Digital Discussions event held there last year that they suggested getting a drone for this very purpose (… little did I know how much it would…

By admin June 29, 2019 Off