Heritage Day: Celebrating Women of the 20th Century
Blaenau Gwent Heritage Forum are holding this event at Ty Ebbw Fach from 9.30am to 3.30pm.
There are various speakers celebrating the women of the 20th Century.
Tickets are £15 (includes buffet lunch and tour of the "Guardian") which are available from Forum Members, Tredegar Museum or via the website https://blaenau-gwent-heritage-forum.co.uk/9.30am Ty Ebbw Fach, Six Bells, NP13 2ND
Wreath Laying Service at the Cairn Memorial Trefil
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 10th November 2018. 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 722352.9:45am Top House, Trefil
Armistice Day Service
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 Georges Church and Bedwellty Park
Christmas Lights Switch On
This year's event is being held at The Circle with the Switch On by Santa and guest. The evening starts at 5pm with stalls, funfair, activities in the Library and live entertainment. Santa will be in the Grotto ate Tredegar Library during the evening for children to visit. The Switch On will take place at 6.30pm. All are welcome.
Organising of this event is in progress therefore details may be changed and this page will be updated accordingly.5pm to 7pm The Circle, Tredegar