Powys War Memorials 

"Lost, Forgotten, Found" by Frances Marshall

November 15, 2017

The Powys War Memorials Project Officer would like to thank Frances Marshall for writing the article "Lost, Forgotten, Found" about war memorials in Llandrindod Wells, Powys. 

"Lost, Forgotten, Found" by Frances Marshall (July 2017)

The Powys War Memorials Project Officer presented Frances with a framed copy of her article yesterday. 

Poppy-making workshop

October 16, 2017

The Powys War Memorials Project would like to thank everyone who came to the free poppy-making workshop at the Welfare Ystradgynlais yesterday.


The workshop was delivered by Wonderwool Wales.


People at the workshop made textile poppies for the Curtain of Poppies. The Curtain of Poppies will consist of 887,858 textile poppies. The poppies will commemorate each person from the UK who died during World War 1.


The aim is to display the Curtain of Poppies at the Wonderwool Wales festival in 2018.


Thanks again to everyone who came to or helped with the event.

Curtain of poppies

Imaging the Bible in Wales database

October 12, 2017

The Powys War Memorials Project would like to thank the Imaging the Bible in Wales project for their support. 

Biblical Artwork from Wales 1825–1975

The images included in this on-line collection have been collected as a research database for the Imaging the Bible in Wales Project (2005-8).

Many of the images were photographed specifically for the project and include artworks from places of worship in Wales. In addition, further images have been included from public and private collections. 

Search the Imaging the Bible database here

Free poppy-making workshop: Monday 16th October 2017, 10am-5pm (drop in), Welfare hall, Ystradgynlais, Powys

October 10, 2017

Free poppy-making workshop

Monday 16th October 2017

10am-5pm 

Drop in session with no booking needed

Welfare Hall, Ystradgynlais, Powys 

Information about free poppy making workshop

Talgarth (near Brecon) QR code World War 1 walk

October 08, 2017

The Powys War Memorials Project has worked with History Points to create a QR code walk for the World War 1 walk around Talgarth near Brecon (Powys).

Link to Talgarth World War 1 QR code walk information 

The First World War took a heavy toll on Talgarth, where the local war memorial lists 25 men who died. Two days after war broke out, a meeting was held at the town hall to encourage local men to enlist. About 20 young men rushed forward to give their names.

By 1915 the school headmaster’s roll of honour listed 95 of his past pupils who were serving in the war. Two men who were known and respected locally as preachers were killed. One had been rejected by the army several times because of a childhood leg injury but he eventually got his way, and was killed only a week or so after reaching the Western Front.

Talgarth’s postman was quick to enlist. His bravery on the field was rewarded with the Military Medal but he died in 1917. Side by side in Talgarth’s churchyard are the war graves of a brother and sister.

Now you can discover how the war affected Talgarth by following our self-guided trail. Simply scan the QR codes with your smartphone at any of the featured places to start. When you’ve read the text for that location, click “Next” to see the text and map for the next place on the trail. Eventually you’ll return to your starting point.

Talgarth World War 1 QR code walk information

 

Newtown Remembers

October 04, 2017

The Newtown Remembers partnership, led by Newtown Town Council is leading a project to commemorate the impact of the First World War on the town.


Activities during 2015 included free trips for local people to visit exhibitions, museums and the National Memorial Arboretum in Stafford and then use these experiences to highlight how Newtown and the local population were affected by the war.

Newtown Remembers project website

 

Holy Trinity Church, Llandrindod Wells

October 02, 2017

If you're in Llandrindod Wells (Powys), the Holy Trinity Church  is well worth visiting. There are several World War 1 memorials in the church, including a memorial chapel and this memorial stained glass window. 

 

FREE POPPY MAKING WORKSHOP !!

September 28, 2017

FREE POPPY-MAKING WORKSHOP


Monday 16th October 2017 
10:00am - 5:00pm 
The Welfare, Ystradgynlais, Powys 
Free refreshments 
Everyone welcome 
No booking needed


Would you like to come to a free workshop, delivered by Wonderwool Wales, to make a textile poppy for the Curtain of Poppies?


The Curtain of Poppies will consist of 887,858 textile poppies. The poppies will commemorate each person from the UK who died during World War 1.


The aim is to display the Curtain of Poppies at the Wonderwool Wales festival in 2018.


http://www.wonderwoolwales.co.uk/sh…/curtain-of-poppies.html


Funded by the Powys War Memorials Project: 
www.powyswarmemorials@powys.gov.uk

Grants of up to £5,000 to repair or restore World War 1 memorials in Powys

September 14, 2017

Grants of up to £5,000 to repair or restore World War 1 memorials in Powys


The Powys War Memorials Project can provide grants of up to £5,000 to repair or restore World War 1 memorials in Powys.


- Any type of war memorial is eligible, e.g. obelisks, crosses, stained glass windows, boards or benches.


- World War 1 memorials with World War 2 additions are also eligible.


- Grants are also available to improve war memorial settings or surroundings, e.g. railings, gates or lighting.


- Allocating grants on a first come, first served basis so advisable to apply as soon as possible.


- Application process is quick and easy.


Please contact the Powys War Memorials Project Officer for more information:


Warmemorials@powys.gov.uk 
07973 973 687

Email the Powys War Memorials Project Officer

World War 1 memorials in Powys

September 07, 2017

One of the outcomes of the project is to find, record and map all the World War 1 memorials in Powys. 

We currently know of about 350 World War 1 memorials in Powys. Here is a list of the memorials that we currently know about:

World War 1 memorials in Powys 

If you know about a World War 1 memorial in Powys that is not on the list, please contact the Powys War Memorials Project Officer (warmemorials@powys.gov.uk). Similarly, if you notice that any of the information about a war memorial is incorrect or if you have any other information about a war memorial (including photographs), please contact the Powys War Memorials Project Officer. 

It has been suggested that there could be about 1000 World War 1 memorials in Powys. In other words, it is likely that we do not yet know about all the World War 1 memorials. Why is this? Some memorials may have been located in hospitals or schools that have since closed down; others may have been in places of work that moved premises. 

Email the Powys War Memorials Project Officer about a memorial in Powys

FREE World War 1 play "Between the Crosses": Friday 17th November 2017, 7:30pm, Welfare Ystradgynlais, Powys

August 23, 2017

Between the Crosses
By Will Huggins
Flying Bridge Theatre Company 

FREE ENTRY (booking required) 
Friday 17th November 2017
7:30pm 
The Welfare Ystradgynlais (Powys) 

Funded by the Powys War Memorials Project.

Edgar Huggins, World War One veteran and the last surviving member of the Durham Light Infantry, gave an incredible audio interview to the Imperial War Museum in the 90’s about his life and wartime exploits. Now, his great nephew Will unpacks and stages the interview using his own memories, family memories, military records and furiously drawn diagrams on a huge blackboard, to try and find the hidden truths buried by a sense of duty and terrible trauma.

Edgar talks about how he joined up wanting to work with horses, but found himself on the frontline. The accounts of Ypres and the Somme are honest, shocking and direct, while the story of his relationship with his trusty horse “Captain” is heart-warming and moving.

Like so many veterans of the Great War in life Edgar held his tongue for national security and to spare his family the horror, but in this entertaining, moving and informative production, the full true story is laid bare, for the first time….. 

Please visit the Flying Bridge Theatre Company's website for more information about the play: