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We will remember…
Sat 10 November - Sun 11 November
Several churches are holding special events to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One
St Mary’s Begelly will be holding a Remembrance Festival on 10th and 11th November, 10am-3.30pm, when poppies and war memorabilia will be on display, telling the stories of the men from the parish who gave their lives for their country.
On Saturday 10th, at 1.30pm, local historian David Llewellyn will be giving a talk entitled ‘Voices from Gallipoli – The Pembrokeshire Territorial Army in the Middle East’.
Entry to the festival is free, but donations will be welcome for Church funds. Refreshments will be available throughout the event.
Ambitious plans have been made at St Peter’s Church, Little Newcastle, to mark
Among the commemorative events planned is a Fence of Remembrance which will be erected along the churchyard hedge in imitation of a World War I trench wall. This will be dedicated on 8th November with the help of pupils from Ysgol Casmael and the Royal British Legion.
For the Remembrance Sunday service it is hoped to decorate the church on the theme of From War to Peace with artefacts and commemoratives relating to the twin aspects of the theme. It is also hoped to produce a fall of poppies.
On the Sunday evening it is proposed to ring the church bell and then surround the Castle Green with a circle of light symbolising the light of peace emerging from the darkness of war.