Once again this year a short Service will be held in the Gwent Shopping Centre at 10.45am with a minute silnce at 11am. The Service will be taken by Father Davis and the Royal British Legion. All are welcome to attend.
Following the Service, Members of Tredegar Town Council will be placing poppy posies on the three Memorial benches in Tredegar: 12 noon at the Town Centre, 12.30pm Peacehaven and 1pm Sirhowy Community Garden. All are welcome to attend.10.45 Gwent Shopping Centre, Tredegar
Wreath Laying Service at the Cairn Memorial Trefil
As Remembrance Sunday draws near, Tredegar Town Council make their annual visit to the Bomber Crash site at Cefn Yr Ystrad, Trefil where six brave young men lost their lives. They had set out from RAF Marham at 17.20 on 8th December 1940 in their Wellington Bomber heading towards Bordeaux, France. The raid was noted as a success with several targets being hit. On their return, the Bomber T2520 experienced bad weather and thick cloud which resulted in them being separated from the rest of the squadron. The basic and primitive instrumentation lead them off course and running low on fuel they began their descent; but instead of being over the lowlands of East Anglia they were heading towards the Brecon Beacons. The flight ended on 9th December 1940 at 3.12am on the rocky outcrop of Cefn Yr Ystrad to the north of Trefil village. There were no survivors.
If you would like to visit this site and share in remembering the brave crew of young men please meet at Top House Trefil on Saturday 11th November 2017. We will depart, by mini bus, at 9.45am for the quarry followed by a short but strenuous walk to the Cairn where a short wreath laying ceremony and act of remembrance will take place.
A warm welcome is extended to everyone but you should have a reasonable level of mobility and fitness and dress appropriately for the terrain and weather conditions. For further information call Tredegar Town Council on 01495 722352.9.30a.m. Top House, Trefil
Tredegar's Remembrance Service
This year the Service will be held at St George's Church, Tredegar at 10.15am. After the Service a parade will form outside the Church and march to the War Memorial for a wreath laying Service at 11am.
All members of the public are welcome to join members of the Royal British Legion, former armed forces members and families to commemorate those that have lost their lives for their country.10.15am St George's Church, Church Street, Tredegar
Alun Davies AM Advice Surgeries
Advice Surgery with your Welsh Assembly Member for Blaenau Gwent Alun Davies
No appointment necessary, contact Tel: 01495 311160 or email: Alun.Davies@assembly.wales for further information or to arrange a home visit.10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. Tredegar Library, The Circle, Tredegar
Christmas Lights Switch On
This year's event is being held at The Circle with the Switch On by Santa and guest. Further details to be confirmed.5.30p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Town Clock, The Circle, Tredegar