Hanes Llandoch War Years Project.
The War Years project is funded through a Heritage Lottery grant which Hanes Llandoch was awarded back at the beginning of 2014. Since March two part-time workers have been employed to look at the way that both world wars affected the life of St Dogmaels and the surrounding communities. Angharad Stobbs as co-ordinator is responsible for both the financial and administrative side of the project while Heather Tomos is employed as researcher. During the past few months they have both been working on many different events, such as arranging tea-parties where local residents are invited to bring in photographs and memorabilia of both world war and to provide oral history which is recorded and will be put into the project’s archives.
(Photographs courtesy of Andrea Sutcliffe daughter of one of the GI's stationed at Albro Castle St.Dogmaels)
FIRST WORLD WAR EXHIBITION IN PROGRESS WITH BECKY SIMMONS
JOIN US AT 6:45PM ON MONDAY 4TH AUGUST FOR TEA AND TRENCHCAKE
70TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY DINNER AND DANCE IN THE VILLAGE HALL 6TH JUNE 2014
At the end of May/beginning of June, the Coach House played host to several American visitors who had come over to the village where their father’s, who were American GI’s had been billeted during the war.
As commemoration of the 70th anniversary of D-Day a special dinner/dance was held in the memorial hall. This proved to be such a huge success that there will be a similar event (8th may 2015) arranged next year to remember the end of WWII.
Work is well under way to publish a booklet to remember the 61 servicemen from the village that died during the Great War. This will provide information regarding who these men were, when and where they were born, their regiments and the way they met their deaths. If you have any information that you can provide, regarding any aspect of the war, relatives who fell, GI’s, evacuees, photographs that you are willing to let us scan, or memorabilia which you are willing for us to display, please contact Angharad firstname.lastname@example.org or Heather email@example.com at the Coach House.
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Other World War 1 & 11 related website links
Click here to go to the West Wales War Memorial Project
Click here to trace your ancestors via the Commonwealth War Graves Commission web site
Click here to make a First World War Trench Cake
Click here to go to The War Graves Photographic Project Web Site
Click here to go to The Welsh experience of World War 1
Click here to go to 1418now