Weʼre raising £1,500 to Help fund a new War Memorial in our village of Abergynolwyn
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The war memorial situated at the entrance to St David’s Church in Abergynolwyn needs to be replaced. The current memorial is made of wood and has been repaired many times but has sadly seen better days.
As this year was the centenary of the end of the First World War myself and other villagers thought it a fitting time to get a new permanent plaque made from local slate. The plaque would have the names and ranks of the men who lost their lives from both WW1 and WW2 (19 names in total). A local stone mason has quoted the work to cost £1500.
Initially it was thought that we would be able to get a grant for this work via CADW (Welsh Government Historic Environment Service), they said they were unable to help and I was sent details of the War Memorial Trust. Unfortunately, they also refused our application on the grounds that the money was for repair only not replacement, even though pictures and a full explanation that the current wooden structure was past repairing was sent and an appeal made for them to kindly reconsider was again rejected.
Which brings us to the current situation of having to raise the money locally, so that future generations will be able to see the names and pay respects of the men who died from our small village.
We are planning local events next year such as quiz nights to start raising the money. If anyone can help or offer funding suggestions or is in a position to offer any funding towards this project, we would be grateful of your support.
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- 13 days ago
Steve Caulton13 days ago
So pleased to inform everyone that with all the donations (on this site plus , cash donations, raffles, and the Abergynolwyn Show) so far we currently have made £1075. Absolutely brilliant. Diolch.
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Eirwyn and Mary Jones.
Dec 15, 2018
Eirwyn and Mary Jones from Denbigh would like to donate £50 towards the fund as Mary’s uncle was killed in the first world war, his name ‘William Jones’ was on the original plaque.
Dec 13, 2018
Happy to support such a great cause for this lovely village. Sandy & Matt.
Dec 3, 2018
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Dec 2, 2018
This donation is on behalf of John 'Abergynolwyn' Davies & family, previously of Y Nant, more recently of Y Bwthyn.
Dec 1, 2018
Nov 30, 2018
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