Pen y Fai Community Festival of Remembrance

It was a great honour and a privilege for Bridgend AM Carwyn Jones to attend and officially open Pen Y Fai’s Community Festival of Remembrance at All Saints Church on the 10th November.

In the church, there was in excess of 400 poppies which had been knitted and crocheted by members of the WI; many were displayed in a weeping installation from the church pulpit, whilst others were placed at the end of every pew and in the many window displays. There was also a collation of artefacts and documentation relating to the First World War and the Second World War.

In addition throughout the village, there were 15 ‘There but not There’ silhouettes. Each one represented one person named on the war memorial.

It has long been the wish of parishioners of All Saints Church that a war memorial, recording the names of the dead from both world wars be placed in the church yard due to the absence of one in Pen y Fai village. In August 2018, the new war memorial was installed in the grounds of All Saints Church and on the 11th November, there was a special service at the church including the dedication of the new war memorial.

Mr Jones said ” It was a moving and poignant service and was a fitting tribute to all who had lost their lives across both World Wars.”