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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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  • Steve Caulton13 days ago
    Steve Caulton

    Steve Caulton

    13 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.

    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.


  • Sandra Durant

    Sandra Durant

    Dec 13, 2018

    Happy to support such a great cause for this lovely village. Sandy & Matt.


  • Arwel Pierce

    Arwel Pierce

    Dec 3, 2018

    Best wishes.


  • Rebecca May

    Rebecca May

    Dec 3, 2018


  • Heather Phillips

    Heather Phillips

    Dec 2, 2018

    This donation is on behalf of John 'Abergynolwyn' Davies & family, previously of Y Nant, more recently of Y Bwthyn.


  • Anonymous


    Dec 1, 2018

  • Alison Gregory

    Alison Gregory

    Nov 30, 2018


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