Book takes risque look at local history

CHARITY BOOK: Chris Evans-Thomas with author and historian Mark Muller. Inset: Bill Jenkins. (9061592)

CHARITY BOOK: Chris Evans-Thomas with author and historian Mark Muller. Inset: Bill Jenkins. (9061592)

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A 'NAUGHTY but nice' look at life in pre-war Pembrokeshire goes on sale in Haverfordwest on Tuesday (August 19).

'History in the Raw', written by local historian Mark Muller, brings Pembrokeshire's past to life through a collection of poignant - and at times bawdy - personal anecdotes.

Many of the stories in the book are as told to Mr Muller by his late friend Bill Jenkins, who died in 2012.

Superbly illustrated by Carole Dean, the book is both funny and risqué, and tells of the social climate and eccentric local characters Bill experienced.

"I had the good fortune to know Bill for a dozen or so years and spent many hours mining the gold of 100 years of social history out of him," said Mr Muller.

"A born raconteur who started life in Croesgoch, his stories of life in the county just begged to be shared."

Profits from the book will be donated to the Adam's Bucketful of Hope Charity, which works to increase the provision of cancer care in Pembrokeshire.

Adam's mum Chris Evans-Thomas, who set up the charity in her son's memory, said she was looking forward to the launch, and anticipates a full house on the night.

At the launch, which takes place at 7pm at St Mary's Church, Haverfordwest, Mr Muller will read from the book, and will be selling copies, priced at £9.99.

Copies of the book will later be on sale at Victoria Book Shop, Bridge Street; Adam’s Bucketful of Hope charity shop, Dew Street, and other local book shops.

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9:46am Sat 6 Sep 14

`The Wall says...

Gypo Joesph on his FREE toilet paper is naughty and horrble towards anyone who wants to stop hordes of immigrants camped in Calais presently and trying to break in to transport trucks en route to England

The thing with these immigrants is this - so Ok, they sailed on a rickety boat to an island off Italy, having been then put in immiration camps in Italy they simply walk out then travel in trucks across European countries (all safe countries!) then say, no I dont want to stay in France and claim asylum I want to go to England...... >>>>

This of course makes a mockery of Italy letting them go from the FIRST European country, and then cherry picking the country you want to claim asylum in!


Gypo Joe supports this and wants to try stop anyone opposing immigrants coming to this country, but cannot give any reasons for supporting those views!

All that smoking of cannabis and heavy drinking has scrambled his tiny feeble mind, but hey ho, peoples views will still be heard no matter what this scroat thinks! he he run along Joe sonny boy, you been owned good and proper! :P
Gypo Joesph on his FREE toilet paper is naughty and horrble towards anyone who wants to stop hordes of immigrants camped in Calais presently and trying to break in to transport trucks en route to England The thing with these immigrants is this - so Ok, they sailed on a rickety boat to an island off Italy, having been then put in immiration camps in Italy they simply walk out then travel in trucks across European countries (all safe countries!) then say, no I dont want to stay in France and claim asylum I want to go to England...... >>>> This of course makes a mockery of Italy letting them go from the FIRST European country, and then cherry picking the country you want to claim asylum in! Gypo Joe supports this and wants to try stop anyone opposing immigrants coming to this country, but cannot give any reasons for supporting those views! All that smoking of cannabis and heavy drinking has scrambled his tiny feeble mind, but hey ho, peoples views will still be heard no matter what this scroat thinks! he he run along Joe sonny boy, you been owned good and proper! :P `The Wall
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