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£550raised of £2,000 target by 19 supporters

    Weʼve raised £550 to Relocate our war memorial so that it is available for families and the public to see

    Abergwyngregyn, Llanfairfechan, UK
    Funded on Monday, 31st December 2018

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    The village of Abergwyngregyn wants to remember

    Abergwyngregyn is a small village in Snowdonia, North Wales. In 1914, from a population of 300, 74 enlisted to fight in the First World War and 12 gave their lives. When the war was over, a memorial tablet was put inside the church so that their sacrifice would always be remembered. In 1994 the Church in Wales deconsecrated the church and sold it. Since then the memorial has not been available for public view.

    Our plan

    The owner of the church has offered to give the memorial to the community. The War Memorials Trust and Cadw are supportive of our plan and are giving us grants toward the cost of taking the memorial down and resiting it. Now, 100 years after the end of the First World War, we are working to relocate it in a new Memorial Gate in the churchyard. There it will always be available for people to pay their respects.

    Our problem

    We are advised that the memorial must be protected from the elements. We have been given the permission of the Church in Wales to build a stone and slate lychgate in the churchyard to protect the memorial, and Snowdonia National Park have given us planning permission. Our problem is that the lychgate will cost £8,000 + .

    Be part of the solution

    We have been very pleased at the response from local businesses. But we will still need more money. We want also to give individuals within and beyond the village of Aber the opportunity to support the project which remembers the extraordinary people who left the village and went off to fight.

    Our fundraising campaign will culminate in a commemorative service at the village chapel, where the individuals on the memorial will be remembered, and where a commemorative beacon will be lit as part of the UK wide commemoration "The Battle's Over: A Nation Remembers".

    Make your own donation now and join us on November 11th.



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    • Nigel Salt

      Nigel Salt

      Nov 19, 2018

      You have been doing a great job

    • annette williams

      annette williams

      Nov 11, 2018

      Gan gofio am y rhai a roddodd eu dyfodol nhw I ni gael ein dyfodol ni.Euros ag Ann Crymlyn


    • Anonymous


      Nov 6, 2018

      In memory of the Wall family connection with Aber.

    • Alyson McGarrigle

      Alyson McGarrigle

      Oct 21, 2018


    • Anonymous


      Oct 19, 2018


    • Rachel Mackereth

      Rachel Mackereth

      Oct 17, 2018


    • Liz and Gavin Gatehouse

      Liz and Gavin Gatehouse

      Sep 20, 2018


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    Hywel Thomas

    Hywel Thomas

    Abergwyngregyn, Llanfairfechan, UK

    Hywel's family has lived in Abergwyngregyn for generations. He is Chair of the local community group (Abergwyngregyn Regeneration Co) which undertakes projects within the village.

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