Pembroke Historic Naval Dockyard Digital Reconstruction Launched

Pembroke Dock Launch Jan 2014

The Digital Building Heritage Group at De Montfort University were very pleased to be at Pembroke Dock 2014 in Pembroke South Wales, UK on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th January 2014 where Steffan (far left) from the DBHG launched the new animation that the Digital Building Heritage Group team members have created of Pembroke Historic Naval Dockyard for our Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Connected Community, Community Heritage partners there. It’s been a massive undertaking digitally recreating over two dozen complex historic buildings on a very large historic site which extends to many hectares for this project. We hope the finished animation will assist Pembroke Dock 2014 in their aims to regenerate the area and help to develop the historic potential of this beautiful but often neglected part of south Wales and we are also looking forward to developing further academic research on the history of the innovative iron framed structures at the dockyard which were developed in the 19th century and it is thought were highly influential on civil architecture of the time. We have blogged about this project previously here and the import technical, engineering developments in these now lost buildings during the Victorian period in England. The animation is being shown to an invited audience in the Dockyard Chapel and at locations in and around Pembroke Dock so that everyone in the community and the local area will be able to see it – we understand it will even be shown in some shop windows – a first for the DBHG!

About Douglas Cawthorne

Reader in Digital Heritage at De Montfort University.
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