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Pembrokeshire women – international, inspirational

Friday March 8th is International Women’s Day and one Pembrokeshire blogger is celebrating the occasion with an online showcase of her famous county cousins.

Each day this week will feature someone, based in Pembrokeshire, who has inspired – or still is – women across the world.

Tuesday’s subject is the Bishop of St Davids, Joanna Penberthy, the first woman to be elected a Bishop in the Church in Wales.

The blog is the brainchild of Lucy Hancock, who works for a West Wales holiday cottage rental company.

“I’m always on the lookout for new and exciting things Pembrokeshire has to offer,” she says.

The series began with Fishguard’s legendary fighter, Jemima Nicholas, who is credited with thwarting the Last Invasion of Britain. Others featured will be Tania Rees from Happy Planet Green Store (a zero waste store in Narberth); Lottie Champ, a firefighter stationed at Pembroke Dock and then Saint Non, mother of St David, to end the week.