The Hill Mountain Robots and Coffee Club

This morning was the first of a series of “Robots and Coffee” mornings at the Hill Mountain Scout and Community Hall. Through the DATRIS project, the Big Lottery Fund provided a Lego Mindstorms kit to complement an identical kit which had been bought by the 1st Johnston Scouts. The aim of the morning is to…

By admin 9 March 2019 Off

Haverfordwest Museum

I have been working with the Haverfordwest Town Museum to help them to build a new website. This is due to go live just as they open to the public at Easter 2019. I was lucky enough to have access to a part of their collection while they were getting ready for the new summer…

By admin 5 March 2019 Off

Cows On Tour

Cows On Tour is a series of events run by the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society aimed at promoting farming to young people  around Wales and England. They were launching the tour at Dan Yr Ogof with a range of activities ranging from egg hunting to planting seeds and making smoothies. The weather was kind to…

By admin 4 March 2019 Off

Beautiful Weather at PLANED

I don’t need much of an excuse to fly the drone but the PLANED site this morning looked particularly nice in the unseasonally sunny weather. What impresses me is the software that DJI bundle with controller. It takes the footage that you shoot, chooses an appropriate piece of music and then edits the video so that…

By admin 26 February 2019 Off

Digital Discussions in Llangwm

Last Saturday (12th January) I held the second of the DATRIS Project’s Digital Discussions. As with the Penally event last year, the object of the event was to provide members of the local community a chance to suggest projects, involving new technologies, that could run in the village. There was a good discussion with a…

By admin 16 January 2019 Off

Community Wellbeing & Resilience (CWBR)

The DATRIS Project has made a very productive link with the CWBR Project. From the DATRIS standpoint, the CWBR link will greatly enhance the number of people, and the different groups of people, that I will be able to reach. For CWBR, DATRIS is just one more tool that they can offer to communities to…

By admin 16 January 2019 Off

The Medieval Pottery Kiln

A very well-preserved medieval pottery kiln was discovered under Newport Memorial Hall. Only recently has it had the money and expertise to preserve and display it properly. I have been working with people at the hall to support them while they develop a website to showcase the kiln. The new site,, has gone live…

By admin 7 December 2018 Off

Sewing in Summerhill

I went to Amroth Parish Hall in Summerhill last week to meet the ladies of the sewing group. They had been working all day and were enjoying themselves. The group meets every week on Thursday afternoon and all day Friday. There are many impressive sewing machines in use and some very fine quilting.

By admin 29 November 2018 Off

Pembrokeshire Community Buildings Network

A meeting of the Pembrokeshire Community Buildings Network took place in Crundale last night. This is a joint venture run by both PLANED and PAVS to pass on information to people running halls and venues as well as providing an opportunity for them to network. I talked about the DATRIS project, specifically about the ‘pembrokeshirehalls’ website…

By admin 28 November 2018 Off

Digital Discussions in Penally

This Saturday morning (24th November) I held an event in Penally Village Hall to discuss opportunities for starting information technology projects there. We had a lot to talk about and the people who attended came up with some excellent suggestions. I think some people expected that a lack of reliable internet connection would mean that…

By admin 27 November 2018 Off