Joffre Swales and the Swales Music Shop

Monthly Meeting 2nd October – Pat and Freda Swales

There cannot be many residents of Pembrokeshire and in particular Haverfordwest who have not, at some time, had occasion to visit Swales Music Shop to buy a record or two, purchase sheet music or pay the rental on our child’s musical instrument; today Pat Swales Barker and her sister Freda delivered a potted history of the Shop founded by their late father Robert Joffre Swales known as “Joffre”.   How sad it is that with the coming of discount stores and online sales the iconic yellow building at the top of the High Street was forced to close its doors. The talk was entertaining and served to remind us of the musical contribution made by Joffre Swales to Pembrokeshire.