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"HAVERFORDWEST, a seaport, borough, and market town, and a county of itself, locally in the hundred of Rhôs, county of PEMBROKE, SOUTH WALES,10 1/2miles (N.) from Pembroke, and 250 (W. by N.) from London, through Gloucester and Monmouth, containing 4328 inhabitants. . . The town, which may be regarded as the modern capital of Pembrokeshire, is finely situated at one of the inland extremities of Milford Haven, upon the declivities, and at the base, of very steep hills, round which the Western Cleddau flows: it consists of numerous streets, some of which are regularly built, and contain the town residences of many of the neighbouring gentry, others are steep and narrow . . . The port is dependent on that of Milford, to which it is a creek, having a custom-house subordinate to the establishment there; but from its central situation it attracts considerable trade, chiefly coastwise: the exports are principally oats and butter, with a small quantity of leather and bark; the imports are chiefly groceries, manufactured goods, and other miscellaneous articles, for the supply of the shops. Coal is brought by water from Newport in Monmouthshire, and from Liverpool . . . The town and county of the town comprise the whole of the parish of St. Mary, and part of the parishes of St. Thomas and St. Martin, together with a very small part of the parish of Prendergast . . . The free grammar school was founded by Thomas Lloyd, of Kîl Kifith, Esq., who, by will dated November 22nd, 1612, endowed it with dwelling-houses, lands, and fee-farm rents . . . producing at present an income of £144. 15. 4." [From A Topographical Dictionary of Wales (S. Lewis, 1833).]

Business and Commerce Records

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

  • Lucas Collection (Haverfordwest, Land Agents)  1398, 1562-1925   "Records, mainly 17-20 cent., from the office of Messrs John Harvey & Sons, chiefly relating to the following estates ..............."
  • Eaton Evans Papers   1573-1979    "William Evans (b. 1763) of Bletherston, Pembrokeshire, married Mary Eaton of Narberth, Pembrokeshire, in 1787. William became a solicitor in Narberth and later Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire...................."
  • Evans Roach and Company Records  1784-1975  "Evans Roach and Co. is an estate agent based in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire..........."
  • Mr T. O. L. Llewellin, Solicitors, Haverfordwest, Papers              "Records of Mr T. O. L. Llewellin, Solicitors, Haverfordwest, 1753-1989, comprising deeds, memoranda of appointment of new trustees and other records relating to the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel and Court House, Haverfordwest, 1753-1971; deeds, 1844-1989, relating to properties in Ambleston, Fishguard, Haroldston St Issells, Haverfordwest, .............................................."  
  • Paul Settatree & Co., Solicitors, records [Haverfordwest]    1788-1972   "Records accumulated by Paul Settatree & Co., 1788-1972, including deeds and other papers relating to properties in Ambleston, Camrose, Dinas, Fishguard, Goodwick, Haverfordwest, Hubberston, Llanhowel, Llanrhian, Manorbier, Mathry, Nantycoy, Narberth, Newport, Prendergast, Rosemarket, St Davids, St Dogwells, Steynton, Tenby, Treffgarne, Walton West and Whitchurch, Pembrokeshire; Ruabon and Wrexham, Denbighshire; Llanwonno, Glamorgan; Whitchurch, Shropshire; Mendham, Norfolk; Lower Tooting, Surrey; and Ufford, Suffolk; 1788-1972; wills, 1861-1959, and grants and letters of administration, 1862-1955, relating mostly to Pembrokeshire; and agreements relating to the maintenance of illegitimate children"  
  • Penhale and Co., Solicitors, Records  "Papers of Haverfordwest solicitors firms, 1705-1980, collected by Penhale and Co., Solicitors, consisting of clients' files, 1865-1980; papers relating to the Child and Hook Child family, 1745-1967; papers relating to Charles Hugh Allen of Robeston Hall, 1884-1895; papers relating to John Davies of Jordanston and John Llewellyn of Hazel Hill, 1857-1945; papers relating to Essex Harries of Scolton, 1857-1945; papers relating to John Madocks of Haverfordwest, 1819-1887; papers relating to C. H. J. Talmage and the Johnston Brick and Tile Co. Ltd, 1918-1967; ................................"   
  • Pritchard Read and Company, Accountants, Records                    "Records of Pritchard Read and Company, 1927-1965...........................Local Valuation Panel and Court records, 1927-1956; Cemaes Rural District Valuation Court records, 1950-1954; Haverfordwest Rural District Council Valuation Court records, 1950-1956; Milford Haven Urban District Valuation Court records; 1942-1955; ................................... "  
  • Messrs R. K. Lucas and Son Papers    1683-[1980s]      "Messrs R. K. Lucas & Son, of Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, is one of the oldest firms of surveyors, valuers, auctioneers and estate agents in Wales, having been traced back to 1789 with roots lying in the 15th and 16th centuries"  
  • R. T. P. Williams, solicitors, of Bridge Street, Haverfordwest, Archives  1590-1991      "Papers of Messrs RTP Williams, Solicitors, including probate papers, letters of administration, title deeds and correspondence, relating mainly to Pembrokeshire families and individual properties, 1590-1991; papers relating to Great Western Railway Co., 1922-1939, including of the Fishguard Harbour Improvement Co., 1922-1930; the Milford and St Brides Bay Light Railway, 1916-1926; Milford Haven Trawler Owners and Fishermen's Association Ltd 1917-1930; Pembrokeshire County Council, 1915-1968; Milford Haven District Nursing Association, 1930-1948; papers from the firm's activity as Joint clerks to the Justices, Haverfordwest and Dewsland divisions, 1936-1939; Undersheriff of Pembrokeshire, 1939-1969, and Haverfordwest, 1940-1960; and Clerk to the Lieutenancy of Pembrokeshire, 1932-1965, and of Haverfordwest 1924-1938"


Haverfordwest [ town] 1851 census index and transcription by Dyfed FHS


You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Haverfordwest area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

See separate pages for

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

  • Photographs of Moravian buildings  1970s   "Two photographs. A Moravian Chapel and a Moravian house in Upper Market Street, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire"

Dickman, H.J. "Within these walls": the story of Hill Mountain and Llangwm Wesley Methodist Churches in the Haverfordwest and Milford Haven Circuit, Haverfordwest, J.W. Hammond (1981) 51 p.

Holcombe, William. The indispensable obligations to Christian charity : A sermon preached before the subscribers to the Charity established for the relief of decayed clergymen, their widows and children, in the county of Pembroke : at St. Mary's Church, Haverfordwest : on Tuesday June 27, 1786. Carmarthen : Printed for the author and sold by J. Ross, 1787. 40p

Jones, Barbara. The Dominican Friars of Haverfordwest : their sites and lands before and after the dissolution of the monasteries . The Journal of the Pembrokeshire Historical Society, No.3 1989   Welsh Journals Online

Rees, Siân E.               Haverfordwest Priory : an interim report .           The Journal of the Pembrokeshire Historical Society, No.2, 1986-7   Welsh Journals Online

Richards, W. L. (William Leslie). A well-found ship : history of Tabernacle Congregational Church, Haverfordwest. Diaconate of Tabernacle Congregational Church, 1988. 45p.

Williams, G. B. Albany United Reformed Church Haverfordwest 350th anniversary 1638-1988 : some historical notes . Albany United Reformed Church], 1988 .12p

Church Records

Non Anglican churches & chapels not allocated to one of the three Haverfordwest parishes;

  • St David & St Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Haverfordwest          On Dyfed FHS
  • Church of Latter Day Saints, Bridge St            SM9515      Meeting place built before 1800      Coflein
  • Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Haverfordwest          SM945160       Coflein
  • Meeting House, The Parade, Haverfordwest  (No denomination shown)             SM9557015331          Coflein
  • Quaker Meeting House, Quay St East Warehouse        SM9555215385   Built 1744 on site of the present Shire Court on corner of Quay Street & High street, incorporating furniture from a former c 1700 meeting house. Discontinued 1824       Coflein   
  • Salvation Army Citadel, North St / Holloway                 SM9522915840    Shown on map of 1888        Coflein 
  • St Mary St chapel     (No denomination shown)          SM9519515571         Built 1888  Not still open 1993     Coflein  

Court Records

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

  • Haverfordwest Court of Quarter Sessions, records  1772-1961     "Haverfordwest Quarter Sessions records, 1772-1961, including Court in Sessions and Summary Jurisdiction records, 1843-1951; administration records, 1826-1951; records relating to bridges, 1861-1883; records relating to lunacy, 1857-1872; records relating to the Clerk of the Peace, 1772-1953; court procedures, rules, etc., 1871-1894; records of the Treasurer, 1857-1885; police, gaol and judical accounts, 1851-1948; Commissions of the Peace, 1851-1961; list of members of the Commission of the Peace, 1891-1948; and enrolment, registration and deposit, 1786-1951."

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Haverfordwest which are provided by:

Edwards, Sybil.  Haverfordwest in Old Postcards    1997

Haverfordwest in Old Photographs (Hwlffordd mewn hen luniau). Stroud : Alan Sutton, 1992. 160p

James, G. Douglas.   The Town and County of Haverfordwest   1957

James, Terrence.  The origins and topography of medieval Haverford   (NLW's site)   Pemb Historian IV

Phillips, W D    Old Haverfordwest    A reprint of articles in the Pembrokeshire County Guardian  1924-25

Richards, Bill.  The Changing Face of Haverfordwest   1992

Thomas, Maldwyn/Haverfordwest Civic Society. Plaque trail around the historic buildings and sites of Haverfordwest , 1999. 38p


Transcript of complete entry in Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of Wales of 1833.


Brigstocke's Pembrokeshire Year Book 1904- Haverfordwest , a mine of information covering all things political, municipal, military and social in the town.

Morris, Ray. Trade Directories - an under used resource. Dyfed FHS journal Vol 6/7 Aug 1999. Contains  an extract of the 431 names appearing in the above Brigstocke's Year Book for 1904. And copy photographs of the four Mayors of Pembrokeshire in that year.

Pigot & Co. South Wales Directory for 1830. Here are Extracts for Haverfordwest

Pigot & Co. South Wales Directory for 1844. Here are Extracts for Haverfordwest and Neighbourhood


Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

  • Papers of Alderman William Edward Dixon of Williamston and Cambrian Saw Mills, Haverfordwest         "Alderman William Edward Dixon, of Williamston, Pembrokeshire, (alive 1922-1938) was a timber merchant in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, operating the Cambrian Saw Mills"
  • Ferris and Foley families     1786-1876     "The Foley family resided at Llawhaden and Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire. The Ferris family were based in Buckinghamshire"
  •  James family, of Spring Gardens Brewery, Haverfordwest,papers  1794-1931 (accumulated 1877-1931)    "Thomas James (fl. 1887-1896), of Spring Gardens Brewery, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, was a wine and spirit merchant........"  

Held at the NLW ;

  • Records [deposited by Mrs J Roddick] of the Phillips family of Kilbarth, parish of Rudbaxton, co Pembroke, 1650-1892, and papers of John William Phillips, senior[1824-88] and junior [1864-1934], solicitors, Haverfordwest. Include antiquarian papers of Pembrokeshire interest, C19th-C20th, and other records relating to the Haverfordwest area, 1575-1913.


Bosworth, Nickie. HARVEY of Haverforwest. Dyfed FHS journal,1999 .Research into the family and descendants of Benjamin Harvey, paper mill manufacturer, and migrant from Aston Cantlow, Warwickshire. They later diversified into farming, shipping and railways.

Hughes, Basil. Haverfordwest 1539 1660. ISBN 1 898687 07 2 . List of names of those who appear in the records during that period

John, C.E. History and family record of the "John" family, 1683 to 1964; the descendants of John Phillips and Ellen, his wife, from Haverfordwest, Prembrokeshire [sic] Wales, Long Beach?, Calif., (1966) iv, 182 p. : ill., ports., maps.

Pike, Jonathan. Dyfed Apprentices in Eighteenth Century Bristol. Dyfed FHS Journal 5 (Aug. and Dec. 1996). [Powell Family of St Clears, Meyler Family of Haverfordwest, Protheroe Family of Molleston, Bowen Family of Pembroke]

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Haverfordwest has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


There are historical snippets about this parish on Not everyone knows this..

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

  • Thomas Lewis James Papers     "Papers, mainly deeds and documents and transcripts relating to the history of Haverfordwest and to Sir John Perrot, 1552-[19th cent.]."
  • Charles Ernest Sinnett Papers  1791-1977 (accumulated [1930]-1977)     "Charles Ernest Sinnett (1910-1977) was a local historian interested in Pembrokeshire. He published several articles, mainly relating to the history of Haverfordwest and collected photographs, trade journals and other material relating to his interests"

Held at the NLW ;

  • Documents, mainly C19th transcripts by Thomas Lewis James, relating to the history of Haverfordwest.

Brief history, and picture of the castle, from Dyfed FHS.

Haverfordwest Town Museum

Haverfordwest Castle - a  Castles of Wales  site. "The castle stands on a superb, naturally defensive position at the end of a strong, isolated ridge with a sheer cliff on the east. It was an English foundation, first established by Gilbert de Clare, earl of Pembroke in the mid-12th century, and remained an English stronghold throughout its history...."

There is an extensive account of the history of the town in the Lewis transcription - see under Directories.


A history of the town and county of Haverfordwest, Llandysul, Gwasg Gomer (1999) 272 p.

Blacklaw-Jones, Richard.   A previously unknown C17 token from Haverfordwest    (NLW's site)  Pemb Historian X

Brown, J., Phillips, J.W., and Warren. F.J. The history of Haverfordwest with that of some Pembrokeshire parishes.Originally written by the late John Brown and added to by J.W.Phillips & Fred J.Warren .  Published by subscription 1914. Here is an Index by Pat Powell .
Also, the complete book is accessible on the Internet Archive site (click on Texts and search on Haverfordwest)

Charles, B.G., (Ed.). Calendar of the records of the Borough of Haverfordwest, 1539-1660, Cardiff, University of Wales Press,1967, 274 p.

Haverfordwest and its story; with Old Pembrokeshire parishes: their traditions, histories, and memories, Haverfordwest, L. Brigstocke (1882) 172 p.

Honey Harfat : a Haverfordwest miscellany : Haverfordwest town and county, 1479-1979 .Newport, Greencroft Books, 1979. 65p

Freeman, E. Historic Haverfordwest, Newport, E. Freeman (1960) 30 p.

Hancock, Simon. The seventeenth-century token of Haverfordwest with an interesting design  (NLW's site) Pemb Historian IV

Hancock, Simon L         Jacob Wolford: a seventeenth century token issuer in Haverfordwest        The Journal of the Pembrokeshire Historical Society, No.3 1989   Welsh Journals Online

Hancock, Simon    A seventeenth century token of Haverfordwest with an interesting design    The Journal of the Pembrokeshire Historical Society, No.4 1990/91     Welsh Journals Online

Hancock, S L      William Nichol and the Marian reaction            The Journal of the Pembrokeshire Historical Society, No.2, 1986-7   Welsh Journals Online

Howells, John, of Haverfordwest. Haverfordwest and the Plague, 1652 . Welsh History Review 12 (1985), p. 411-19

James, Douglas D. The town and county of Haverfordwest and its story, Haverfordwest, J.W. Hammond (1958) 172 p.13 b/w illus.[LDS GS 942.99/H1 H2j]

James, Douglas G. Historical Notes on Haverfordwest.

James, Terrence         The origins and topography of medieval Haverford           The Journal of the Pembrokeshire Historical Society, No.4 1990/91     Welsh Journals Online

Lewis, D J. Reminiscences of Haverfordwest in the early part of this century[C20]. Dyfed FHS journal  Vol 5/2 Dec 1994.

Lowe, Vera.  My Haverfordwest Childhood  1918-1938.   Haverfordwest Civic Society; First Edition  (1993) 

Miles, Dillwyn.   A History of Haverfordwest ; Gomer 1999....Indexed. Listed in Gomer's 2002 Catalogue (1 85902 738 5);- "...an impressive range of distinguished contributors trace the history of Haverfordwest from its earliest settlement through to the medieval borough that grew up around the castle, and finally to the thriving town of the twentieth century."

Miles, Dillwyn. The town and county of Haverfordwest : its freemen and its charities.Gild of Freemen of Haverfordwest, [1988] 24p

Miles, D. Sheriffs of the county of Pembroke, 1541- 1974: together with a list of the sheriffs of the town and county of Haverfordwest, C. I. Thomas & Sons (1976) 109 p.

Nisbet, Robert .Under the hills : a memoir: Haverfordwest 1945-1962.Haverfordwest Civic Society,1999.68 p.

Oliver, Gerald. Haverfordwest - stones of the town : the history of Haverfordwest traced through its architecture. Pembrokeshire Life .Oct 1989, p.12-14

Owen, H. A calendar of the public records relating to Pembrokeshire. Vol 1. The lordship, castle, and town of Haverford, Cymmrodorion record series, no. 7. London, Honourable society of Cymmrodorion (1911-1918).

Phillips, W D. Old Haverfordwest

Richards, W.L. Changing face of Haverfordwest. Haverfordwest Civic Society (1992) 150 p.

 Sinnett,  Charles E.    Haverfordwest in the early 1850s, Portfield Fair & The Coming of the Railway


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SM953158 (Lat/Lon: 51.803235, -4.970475), Haverfordwest which are provided by:

Medical Records

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

  • Doctors McGeogh, George and Gillam, of The Surgery, High Street and Chalfont House, Haverfordwest, Papers   1880-1958  
  • St John Ambulance Brigade Haverfordwest, records   [1927]-1952           "The St John Ambulance is a voluntary First Aid organisation and charity, founded in 1877....................A brigade or branch was active in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire , from 1927; .........................."


Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

  • Mine plans, Pembrokeshire (non-coal)    "Plans relating to Llanfyrnach lead mines, Crymych, and Green Hill ochre mine, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, 1883-1919"

Hook Colliery, Hook near Haverfordwest  on the Welsh Coal Mines site

Greenhill Ochre Mine. "Greenhill Ochre Mine lies approximately one mile south of Haverfordwest at about NGR SM 951141, in an area designated for residential development. The mine was briefly active in the second decade of the 20th century working ochre found in the Carboniferous Limestone which in the area of the mine is overlain by the Millstone Grit............"


Courtney, Paul. An Elizabethan potter at Haverfordwest? Medieval and Later Pottery in Wales (Bulletin of the Welsh Medieval Pottery Research Group) 9 (1986/87), p. 78-81

Hancock, Simon L. Jacob Wolford : a seventeenth-century token issuer in Haverfordwest . Journal of the Pembrokeshire Historical Society 3 (1989), p. 41-56

Hancock, Simon L. The tokens of Thomas Bowen, a mercer in seventeenth-century Haverfordwest . Seaby's Coin and Medal Bulletin (Dec.1990), p. 308-13

Hancock, Simon L. John Fowler : a seventeenth-century token issuer in Haverfordwest. Seaby's Coin and Medal Bulletin October (1990), p. 228-34

James, H E H             Haverfordwest printers        Journal of the Welsh Bibliographical Society  vol 1/4 1912           Welsh Journals Online

Jones, R.W. The Haverfordwest Borough Police Force 1835 to 1889, Haverfordwest, Haverfordwest Civic Society (1989) 61 p.

Politics and Government

Pepler, Jonathan      Party politics in Elizabethan Haverfordwest          Journal of the Pembrokeshire Historical Society  vol 1  1985    Welsh Journals Online

Public Records

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

  • H. M. Customs and Excise, records of Haverfordwest District Station and Narberth District Station    "Public Records of H. M. Customs and Excise, relating to Pembrokeshire, including leases, 1800-1849; general warehouse bonds [c. 1775]-1866; letter books, 1915-1951; expenses register, Haverfordwest District Station, 1941-1942; register of private brewers, Haverfordwest Station, 1959-1962; and letter books, Narberth District Station, 1925-1947"   
  • Haverfordwest Borough, records  1291-1973          "The town Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, was created by Flemish immigrants, as an initiative of Henry I. Haverfordwest received its first charter from Henry II (1154-1189). Later charters were issued by monarchs and by the Earls of Pembroke. The town was a corporation, governed by a mayor, who also had the title of Admiral of the Port...................................."   
  • Haverfordwest Bridge Commissioners Records  1833-1925    "The town and port of Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, stands on the lowest bridging point of the Western Cleddau. Haverfordwest Bridge Commissioners oversaw the construction of a new bridge across the river in 1833, .............................."  
  • Haverfordwest Rural District Council, records  1847-1975 (accumulated 1894-1975)
  • Records from the registrar of births, deaths and marriages, Haverfordwest          "Records from the registrar of births, deaths and marriages, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, 1812-1913, including papers of Henry Ress, Deputy Sheriff, 1812-1815; quarterly returns of numbers of births, deaths and marriages, 1853-1854; lists of Chapels of dissenters, 1852-1952; minutes of Deputy Lieutenannts' meeting concerning the militia, 1852-1853; circulars and papers relating to the registration of births, deaths and marriages, 1836-1913; and papers relating to the qualifications of medical practitioners, 1853. The collection does not contain the Register of Births, Deaths and Marriages"

Held at Pembrokeshire Archives [ with microfilm copies at the NLW] ;

  • Records of the borough of Haverfordwest, late C13th -1901. Schedules [1948], 94pp ; [1960], 289pp. B G Charles, Calendar of the Records of the Borough of Haverfordwest, 1539-1660 [Cardiff, 1967]. Annual Review 1947-8, p 37-8.


Dickman, H J.  History of the Rural District Council 1894-1974  


James,G. Douglas .    History of the Haverfordwest Grammar School    

Social life and Customs

Details of extant records on Archives Network Wales for the following;

  • Haverfordwest Cricket Club Records  1839-1955 (mainly 1903-1955)      "Haverfordwest Cricket Club is the oldest Cricket Club in Wales; it was founded in 1824. It acquired its first ground at the 'Old Race Course' in 1839............................"
  • Haverfordwest & District Nursing Association, minutes     1895-1952     "............. founded in 1895, provided healthcare support in Pembrokeshire"  
  • Haverfordwest Excelsior Male Glee Society   1891-1938     " ............... a choral society based in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, specialising in short songs, active 1891-1938."
  • Haverfordwest Rotary Club, records  1937-1987     "........ an international organisation for business and professional people striving to improve life in their communities and further afield......"
  • Haverfordwest Inner Wheel Club, records  1947-1997     "..... established in 1923 as an organisation for the wives and other womenfolk of Rotary Club members......."  
  • Haverfordwest Reference Library Papers  1859-[1970s]      "........... including scrapbook relating to the Haverfordwest Rifle Corps, 1859-1894; photograph albums, 1936; correspondence and papers of Dr Harry Owen of Poyston, 1891-1908"  
  • Haverfordwest Temperance Hall Trust   1850-1985          "The Temperance Hall, St Mary's Street, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, was built in about 1889......."  
  • Pembrokeshire County Club, records  1878-1983     "Pembrokeshire County Club was a genetleman's club formed in 1877, located in High Street, Haverfordwest....."
  • Records of Royal British Legion (Haverfordwest Branch)   1926-1989          "The Royal British Legion was founded in 1921 to provide financial, social and emotional support for current and ex-servicemen and ex-servicewomen and their dependants. ................. The Haverfordwest Branch, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, has been active since 1926"  
  • Records of the Society of Cymmrodorion, Haverfordwest     1916-1990        "The Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion was founded in 1751 with the purpose of patronising the arts, literature and sciences in Wales. ...................................The Society of Cymmrodorion, Haverfordwest, (Cymdeithas Cymmrodorion Hwlffordd) was active throughout most of the 20th century"  
  • Soroptimist Club of Haverfordwest and District, records   1950-1973 (mainly 1962-1973)     "Soroptimist International was founded in 1921 in California, USA, as a voluntary organisation of women in business and management, working to improve life for women. ........................ The Soroptimist Club of Haverfordwest and District (or SI Haverfordwest was formed in 1962."


Cule, John. Some Early Hospitals in Wales and the Border. National Library of Wales journal. 1977, Winter Volume XX/2. Here is an extract relating to this parish;
"The town of Haverfordwest, which was stricken by the pestilence in 1652, found the rapid increase in the number of cases necessitated the establishment of a pest house for the care of the poorer victims. This was done at the town's expense and although the wealthier citizens often preferred to remain within their own houses, barred and chained from the outside, some found admission to the municipal pesthouse as paying patients. The Town Council employed men, known as 'tarcoats' to attend the sick and bury the dead, and there were other attendants as well, including a somewhat mysterious visiting woman 'thought to have been sent there by providence'. She was paid six shillings a week, and left after the sickness had subsided in March 1663 to join her friends in England."

Davis, Baden Born and bred: Haverfordwest as I remember it from 1924-1955, Haverfordwest, Haverfordwest Civic Society (1991) 91 p.

Hornsey, Brian. Ninety years of cinema in Bideford, Elgin & Haverfordwest. Fuchsiaprint of Stamford , 2000. 16 p

Howells, John.  Haverfordwest and the Plague, 1652    (NLW's site)   Welsh History Review 12

John, J.I. Recollections: a Haverfordwest childhood 1901-1915, Newport, Greencroft (1983) 32 p.

Lowe, V. My Haverfordwest childhood: 1918-1938, Haverfordwest, Haverfordwest Civic Society (1993) 72 p.

Lowe, Vera. Entertainments of 50 years ago. Dyfed FHS journal Vol 7/3 Dec 2000. Based on an extract from Old Haverfordwest by W D Phillips who was born in Prendergast and remembered the coming of the railway in 1853.

Mathias, John  Memories of Haverfordwest ;  reprinted from the Western Telegraph. A long poem with many local names.

Pepler, Jonathan. Party politics in Elizabethan Haverfordwest.   Journal of the Pembrokeshire Historical Society 1 (1985), p. 7-16

Richards, W.L. Haverfordwest my grandstand, Haverfordwest, Haverfordwest Civic Society (1994) 152 p

[Gareth Hicks: 2 Oct  2014]