Weʼre raising £2,000 to Relocate our war memorial so that it is available for families and the public to see
- Abergwyngregyn, Llanfairfechan, UK
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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.
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.
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 + .
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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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Sep 9, 2018
In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Sep 7, 2018
Good luck with the project, very noble
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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.