Thursday, 3 December 2015

Powys War Memorials Project 2014-2018: A Mark of Respect

Powys War Memorials Project 2014-2018: A Mark of Respect.
Powys County Council secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Cadw (the Welsh Government's historic environment service) and the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority for the Powys War Memorials Project 2014-18: A Mark of Respect.
The project, which coincides with the World War 1 centenary, is fully up and running.
There are many elements to the Powys War Memorials Project, including:

  • Identifying, mapping and recording all the war memorials in Powys. There are about 300 known war memorials in Powys. However, it is thought that there are considerably more than this. 
  • Encouraging and enabling local communities, including children and young people, to learn about World War 1, participate in the project and take responsibility for local war memorials. Toolkits, already produced by the project, will be accompanied by training to enable local communities to research and record information about war memorials, carry out condition surveys and contribute to a rolling programme of repairs, restoration and improvement.
  • Developing a series of walks and trails that will enable people to explore the war memorials in Powys. 
  • Creating and maintaining an interactive website to share information about war memorials in Powys.
  • Contributing to other World War 1 centenary projects, events and initiatives.
Please contact Nathan Davies if you would like more information about the Powys War Memorials Project.
Nathan Davies
Swyddog Prosiect Cofebion Rhyfel Powys
Powys War Memorials Project Officer
Rhif ffon/ telephone:                     01597 827 597
E-bost/ email:                   
Gwefan/ website: control/war-memorials-in-powys/
Ystafell/ Room A076
Y Gwalia/ The Gwalia
Fford Ithon/ Ithon Road
Llandrindod Wells
Powys LD1 6AA

(Source: Arwain)

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