Celebrating an electric history at Pembroke!
Reminiscing and raising money while marking an important milestone
Pembroke Power Station recently held an event on site to celebrate a special milestone in the site’s history; twenty years ago, in 1997, the original Pembroke Power Station closed!
Happily, the bad weather held-off for the 100 plus invited guests. Attendees included former CEGB and National Power employees who worked at the original Pembroke Power Station! Members of the Local Liaison Committee who meet regularly and provide a link between the station and the local community, came along to support the celebrations. MP Stephen Crabb the newly re-elected MP for Preseli Pembrokeshire also attended the party.
Guests were welcomed into a marquee on the lawn in front of the plant, an afternoon tea was laid on for everyone to enjoy before people had the opportunity to go on a bus tour of the power station.
Raffles and a collection from the guests raised hundreds of pounds for one of the station’s local charities; Paul Sartori. The Paul Sartori Foundation offers specialised, supportive care and advice for those in the later stages of any life-limiting illness. The station and its staff have been supporting this local charity for four years, raising thousands of pounds.
Andrew Morgan, Pembroke Station Manager, spoke to the attendees, thanking them for their support and help. He added, ”A great day was had by all; we celebrated, remembered, reminisced and raised money for a fantastic local charity. We have had great support from our Local Liaison Committee over the years and we will welcome a new group this year to discuss plant issues, investments and activities.”
The original Pembroke Power Station was a 2,000 MW oil-fired power station that operated for over 30 years and at its peak employed over 300 people. After closing in 1997, the plant was demolished in 2000 and our Pembroke CCGT was built and opened in 2012 on land to the west of the former plant.
Photo caption: (l-r) Stephen Crabb, MP for Preseli Pembrokeshire, and Andrew Morgan, Pembroke Station Manager.