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Educational Resources

As you all know by now, my name is Medwyn and I am an historical mole detective. Some moles dig for worms, I dig through time solving crimes as I go, using the computer in my goggles to help me.

As any decent time traveller knows, you can't just wander back into the past knowing nothing of the time you're going to. It is here, in Scolton Manor, that I gather a lot of my information. So if you're ever fortunate enough to get offered a job as a time travelling detective like me, then you'll know exactly what to do – start by visiting your local museum.

Here are some things I've found out about Scolton Manor.

GOGGLE FACT ONE

Scolton Manor was built in 1842 for the Higgon family, who were quite rich and powerful in the area and were known as the ‘Higgons of Scolton.’ It cost almost £3,000 to build, which is about 3 million pounds today!

GOGGLE FACT TWO

The family lived in this manor house for 130 years until Colonel Higgon decided that it cost too much money to look after such a big building and put the house up for sale. The house and grounds were sold to Pembrokeshire County Council and the Welsh Church Fund in 1972.

GOGGLE FACT THREE

During the Second World War, Scolton Manor was used as a hospital for soldiers, sailors and airmen and Mrs Higgon was appointed Commandant, which is the boss of the hospital.

GOGGLE FACT FOUR

An American lady called Mrs Kelly gave the hospital an ambulance and because food was in short supply in Pembrokeshire during the War, she also sent many parcels full of lovely things for the patients to eat. As a thank you, Mrs Higgon arranged for a photo to be taken of all of the injured men and sent a copy to Mrs Kelly.

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Other Museum Sites

  • The Visitor CentreThe Visitor CentreLocated at the bottom of the park, near to the car parks, is the visitor centre. This is a striking building constructed in 1993, which...more
  • The ParkThe ParkThe 60 acres of park and woodland surrounding the house have been utilised as a country park since the 1970's, providing opportunities for...more
  • Exhibition HallExhibition HallLocated within the walled garden, the Exhibition Hall contains a number of displays relating to the history of Pembrokeshire...more
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