Remembering the 115 in Llanidloes

October 11, 2019

Llanidloes remembered the 115 names on their War Memorial with a 24 hour walk, over 48 miles, with places linked to the history of the men. Wendy Abel, Paul Jones, Stephen Mills, Paul Avery and John Dunkley returned to a warm welcome at 11am to launch the Llanidloes book, town walk film and the poppy appeal.

Ystradgynlais Youth Group

November 06, 2019

The Youth Service held a project funded by the Powys War Memorials Project for young people during the Summer exploring their local history around World War 1. In Welshpool and Ystradgynlais. The young people used different creative mediums to do this and worked really hard to produce some really good pieces of work, a short film and two memorial plaques. 

 

To celebrate the hard work of the young people in Ystradgynlais, the Youth Service there is an evening to showcase the work of the young people which includes a showing of the film and a presentation of the plaques to the community.

Llanidloes Book Launch

October 11, 2019

Merchant Navy Day - Raise the Red Ensign Ceremony

September 02, 2019

A Raise the Red Ensign Ceremony was held at Powys County Hall to mark Merchant Navy Day. 

Armed Forces Champion, Cllr Rosemarie Harris, Leader welcomed representatives of the Merchant Navy Association, the Royal Navy Association and the High Sheriff of Powys, David Peate. In her welcoming speech, she paid tribute to the brave men and women who in both World Wars brought vital supplies to the UK and transported critical military supplies to far flung battlefields, whilst enduring austere living conditions and long absences from home. Some were sunk, rescued and transferred to work on new ships. WWI loses totalled 2,479 ships and 14,287 men.

Cllr Harris said: “Merchant Navy Day highlights the important work today of many thousands of British Seafarers on the oceans of the world and who routinely face violent storms and mountainous seas. By volume 95% of the UK trade is transported by sea. Today gives the people of Powys the opportunity to show their appreciation to the merchant seafarers past and present that play a vital part in the economy of this county.

A Message from HRH The Earl of Wessex was read by Rear Admiral Mark Kerr, former Chief Executive of Powys County Council, who later Saluted the Ensign.

“Take a little care this day…” by Captain Joe Earl was read by the Ysgol Calon Cymru Head Boy, Liam Spence and Head Girl, Felicity Bulbia.

The Prayers and Blessing of the Red Ensign Flag was led by Rev Andrew Perrin. The Vote of Thanks was provided by Cllr Beverley Baynham, Chairman of the Council. Rhayader Male Voice Choir sang ‘Shenandoah’ and lead everyone present in the National Anthems to close the ceremony.

Traditional Skills Training at Ty Mawr Lime Ltd

September 22, 2019

The Project ran a Traditional Building Skills Training Course at at Ty Mawr Lime Ltd.

Llangammarch Memorial Window and Memorial Organ

July 31, 2019

The Powys War Memorials Project funded the restoration of the Llangammarch Church memorial window and the refurbishment of the memorial organ. Volunteers from the community were involved in both projects. The community filled the church in September for a Memorial Concert with performances by local school children and local artists.

Llanmerewig WWI Memorial Event

September 13, 2019

The Community of Llanmerewig held a successful WWI event, with interpretation displays and a rededication ceremony for the WWI additional plaque commemorating names not included on their original memorial.

Poetry Competition, Presentation of Awards

July 16, 2019

Powys War Memorials Board members took part in the Poetry Competition, Presentation of Awards to Pupils of Ysgol Calon Cymru and Brecon High School.

Volunteers Reception at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show 2019

July 22, 2019

Volunteers that had given their time to work on Powys War Memorials Projects were invited to join with other volunteer groups at a Volunteers Reception in the Twr Brycheiniog at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show.

Powys War Memorials Project Films

June 15, 2019

The Powys War Memorials Project filmed a Best Practice Film, a Town Walks Film and WWI stories film at locations throughout Powys to celebrate the work of the project and to capture some of the stories behind the names on the memorials.

Caersws War Memorial and Surrounds restored

June 09, 2019

The Powys War Memorials Project is delighted to have funded the restoration of the Caersws War Memorial which is a prominent feature of the village.

Cwmbach Church Songs of Praise

June 08, 2019

The Cwmbach Church Songs of Praise Service to rededicate the restored war memorial funded by the Powys War Memorials Project.

Brecon Military Show

June 07, 2019

A great day out for Powys families. The Powys War Memorials Project was proud to support the armed forces at Dering Lines at the Brecon Military Show. 

Christmas Tree Festival in Holy Tinity, Llandrindod Wells

December 17, 2018

The PWMP has leaflets alongside the Radnor Museum information about its Radnor Remembers Exhibition which is full of detailed research and artifacts and will be on display until the end of the year. Many of  the other Libraries and Museums in Powys have put a great deal of time into their excellent WWI displays and exhibitions and are well worth a visit.

Christmas Tree Festival in St Mary's Builth

December 13, 2018

The PWMP recently supported the renovation of the Triptych Memorial to the Fallen of WWI in the porch of St Mary's Builth. It has its own miniature Christmas Tree as part of the beautiful Christmas Tree Festival. 

Talk to Penybont and District History Society

November 05, 2018

The Penybont and District History Society invited the PWMP Officer to talk about the Project. Local member Rev Geraint Hughes also gave a presentation about the fallen from the area and also put WWI and its effects into context for Penybont and District. 

Poppy Making Workshops in Powys

October 29, 2018

Poppy Making Workshops using paper and wool delivered by the PWMP Officer in Powysland Museum, Ystradgynlais Library, Coed Isaf School and Presteigne Day Centre to engage the public with the project and as a link to the local interpretation displays of a great deal of research into the fallen from those communities. The activities engaged and stimulated all ages and abilities and linked all generations.

Dedication of Machynlleth Memorial Garden in memory of the 52 members of the 1st Battalion Royal Welch Fusiliers who fell in WWI

November 10, 2018

A moving ceremony and event (supported by PWMP) with Powys County Representatives and many local groups who had been involved in planting the garden and researching the 52 men of Machynlleth who fell in WWI. This will be a tranquil and beautiful place to remember them.

Brecon WWI Walk - featured on BBC Wales News

November 06, 2018

News. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-46057576

Brecon has a number of memorials that have been restored thanks to a grant of up to £5000 from the #Powys War Memorials Project. Please email enquiries for your War Memorial to warmemorials@powys.gov.uk or visit https://www.powyswarmemorials.co.uk/ for more information.

Ymddangosodd Prosiect Cofebion Rhyfel Powys ar Newyddion BBC Wales.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wa...

Ymddangosodd Prosiect Cofebion Rhyfel Powys ar Newyddion BBC Wales. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-46057576
Mae nifer o gofebion Aberhonddu wedi cael eu hadfer diolch i grant o hyd at £5000 o Brosiect Cofebion Rhyfel Powys #Powys. Anfonwch e-bost os oes gennych unrhyw ymholiadau am eich Cofeb Rhyfel i warmemorials@powys.gov.uk neu ewch i https://www.powyswarmemorials.co.uk/ am ragor o wybodaeth.

The Project has only 1 year left

November 02, 2018

Ystradgynlais War Memorial is a credit to the town and its community. If you would like funding to renovate the war memorial in your area please email warmemorials@powys.gov.uk. 

Battle of the Ancre Film Showing at Theatre Hafren Newtown

November 03, 2018

The Battle of the Ancre Film from The Imperial War Museum was shown at Theatre Hafren, 88 people attended and were able to see an exhibition about the Powys War Memorial Project. 

Comments included:

 

'How powerful the human spirit is'

'The extensive organisation needed to take an army of humans and horses to war.'

Project Officer Catherine Pugh briefly spoke about the project before the film. She said: 'There only 1 year to go before the project ends, I appeal to you all to look at your own community's War Memorial as see if it needs renovation or names to be added. Does the setting around the memorial need to be enhanced? Please contact warmemorials@powys.gov.uk to apply for funding.'

New Project Officer

October 18, 2018

The New Powys War Memorial Officer is Catherine Pugh. Please email her about any established Memorials and their settings that need restoration or enhancement. Also about any WWI projects that you may be developing. email: warmemorials@powys.gov.uk or phone 01597 827657.

Powys War Memorials Project Officer- change of contact details

September 02, 2018

Nathan Davies has been the Powys War Memorials Project Officer since October 2015. 

However, Nathan is leaving Powys County Council on Friday 21st September 2018. 

Before the new Project Officer is appointed and starts, please contact Kay Francis at Powys County Council for any urgent queries about the project. You can email Kay at Kay.francis@powys.gov.uk. 

We would advise you to copy in the project email address (warmemorials@powys.gov.uk) so the new Project Officer can get up to speed with everything when they start.

Many thanks to everyone for your ongoing support with the project. 

July 31, 2018

This short video clip of the war memorial in Crickhowell (Powys, Wales) was recorded by the Crickhowell and District Civic Society in July 2018. The Civic Society kindly shared the video with the Powys War Memorials Project.

 

The war memorial in Crickhowell is about to be restored with a £4,000 grant from the Powys War Memorials Project. The grant is also going to enable the war memorial setting and surrounding to be improved. 

Here is some more information about the war memorial in Crickhowell:

 

War memorials online: 
https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk

The Powys War Memorials Project can provide grants of up to £5,000 for World War 1 memorials in Powys to be restored or repaired. Any type of World War 1 memorial in Powys is eligible. The application process is quick and easy. The grants are being allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. 

For more information, please contact the Powys War Memorials Project Officer at warmemorials@powys.gov.uk. 

July 29, 2018

The Powys War Memorials Project worked in collaboration with History Points to create a World War trail around Brecon in Powys. 

The complete trail, which is just over 1.5 miles long, enables you to find out about 14 places of interest associated with World War 1. For example, 

The Plough Chapel, Brecon

In 1916, Nonconformists of all denominations gathered here for a lecture by the Rev Elvet Lewis of London. He said men serving in the army had found Christ, and there was more Christianity in the trenches than in the churches at home. He predicted a religious revival when the men returned after the war.

Link to map showing location of 14 points of interest along the World War 1 trail in Brecon. 

Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant war memorial restored with £4,000 grant from Powys War Memorials Project

July 29, 2018

The war memorial in Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant (north Powys) is currently being restored thanks to a £4,000 grant from the Powys War Memorials Project.

Here is a short video clip about the war memorial:

Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant war memorial video clip

The Powys War Memorials Project can provide grants of up to £5,000 for World War 1 memorials in Powys to be restored or repaired. Any type of war memorial is eligible. The application process is quick and easy. The grants are being allocated on a first-come, first-served basis so it best to apply sooner rather than later. 

Please contact Nathan Davies, Powys War Memorials Project Officer, for information:

Warmemorials@powys.gov.uk 

07973 973 687

The Powys War Memorials Project supported a free bell ringing event at St Mary's church in Brecon on Saturday 21st July 2018. 

Many thanks to the Swansea and Brecon Diocesan Guild of Bellringers for leading the bell ringing event. 

Thanks as well to everyone who came along to the event to have a go at bell ringing. 

The event took place as part of "Ringing Remembers". This is a national project to remember, commemorate and honour the 1400 bell ringers from across the UK, who died during World War 1. 

 

July 12, 2018

Shrouds of the Somme
Remembering those who gave their all


To mark 100 years since the end of the First World War 72,396 shrouded figures, all made by one man will be laid out in rows, shoulder to shoulder. Each represents a British serviceman killed at the Somme who has no known grave, many of whose bodies were never recovered from the battlefields. The display at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in November 2018 will be extraordinary in its impact and recognition of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. 

July 12, 2018

The restoration work to a war memorial in Llandrindod Wells (Powys), funded by the Powys War Memorials Project and Llandrindod Wells Town Council, is now complete. 

The restoration work was carried out by local stonemason, Jonathan Protheroe. 

The Clerk to Llandrindod Wells Town Council said, "The memorial looks fantastic." 

Please contact the Powys War Memorials Project Officer for more information about the grants (up to £5,000) still available to restore World War 1 memorials in Powys. 

Grants of up to £5000 still available to restore World War 1 memorials in Powys

July 04, 2018

The Powys War Memorials Project can still provide grants of up to £5000 for World War 1 memorials in Powys to be restored. 

 

- Any type of World War 1 memorial eligible. 

- Application process quick and easy. 

- Grants also available to improve war memorial settings and surroundings, e.g. fences, railings or lighting. 

Please contact the Powys War Memorials Project Officer for more information. 

June 26, 2018

Among the many who died in WW1 there were 1400 who were bell ringers.  A hundred years later the worldwide community of bell ringers has decided to honour their memory by recruiting and training 1400 new bell ringers in a special project called Ringing Remembers.

Some of those who died came from the area that is now Powys and the bell ringers of the county are already recruiting new ringers ready to ring on 11th November 2018 in commemoration of the end of the war.  But we need more and you could be one of them.

The British Isles are home to a particular style of bell ringing called 'change ringing' which is used to mark personal rites of passage like christenings, weddings and funerals and to celebrate civic and national events.  Although bells are mainly in church towers you don't have to go to church to be a bell ringer.  Ringers are a friendly and welcoming community of all ages and backgrounds and of all faiths and none. 

If you would like to know more about this satisfying activity and about Ringing Remembers in particular you can meet local ringers at forthcoming events in Brecon this July.  Brecon ringers will be taking part in the Community Day at Dering Lines on Sunday 8th July from 12.00 to 5.00 pm and would love to meet you there.

Later, on Saturday 21st July, the tower of St Mary's, Brecon, will be open for a 'ringing experience' day with an information point in church and the opportunity to see the bells and try your hand at learning to ring.  There will be four sessions starting at 10.15 am, 11.30 am, 2.00 pm and 3.15 pm.  It is best to book to be sure of a place.  For those who feel after this introduction that they would like to learn to ring there will be a fast track training course at St Mary's  from August to November.

To find out more and to book a place on 21st July please contact Kath Johnson by email at pckmj@tiscali.co.uk or by phone on 01874 658670.  For more information on Ringing Remembers email bells@big-ideas.org.

June 17, 2018

The Powys War Memorials Project supported History Points to create a QR code-based trail for World War 1 points of interest around Brecon in Powys. 

Here is a link to one of the QR code associated website pages: 

Christ College Brecon 

 

Please contact Nathan Davies, Powys War Memorials Project Officer, if you would like to develop a World War 1 walk or trail around your town. 

Curtain of Poppies competition winners !

June 13, 2018

The Powys War Memorials Project Officer organised a competition: Guess the number of poppies in the Curtain of Poppies display in County Hall, Llandrindod Wells. 

Many thanks to the 111 people who entered the competition ! 

Congratulations to Shaun, the winner, who guessed within 3000 of the correct number. Well done Shaun ! Shaun won first prize of £100 Love to Shop vouchers. 

Well done to the other winners as well, who won £150 in Love to Shop vouchers between them. 

Here's a photo of the Powys War Memorials Project Officer (on left) with competition winner, Shaun (on right). 

What people thought of the Curtain of Poppies display at County Hall (Llandrindod Wells)

May 29, 2018

We asked people to leave comments and give feedback about the Curtain of Poppies display at County Hall (Llandrindod Wells). 

Here are a few of the comments that people kindly made: 

-I think the curtain is very impressive and I’m glad I made a lot of poppies to contribute to it. I’m nearly 89 and it kept me busy for weeks. 

-Wonderful display and a good way of commemorating the centenary.

 

-Absolutely stunning. 

 

-Just shows the waste of life in a fantastic display.

 

-Wonderful sight. I did knit 100 poppies so pleased I did make a small contribution. 

 

-Looks amazing. Well done ! 

 

-Beautiful ! Lovely to be able to come and see them. 

-It’s a wonderful achievement. 

-Amazing display ! Looked brilliant at Wonderwool Wales and looks great at County Hall. Was glad to have made a poppy to contribute. 

 

-Incredible ! 

-A truly beautiful memorial. Thank you. Well done all the poppy-makers from a long-time poppy-seller. 
 

Thanks to everyone who visited the Curtain of Poppies display and left feedback about it. We really appreciate your support. 

Curtain of Poppies display has now left County Hall (Llandrindod Wells, Powys)

May 28, 2018

The Powys War Memorials Project would like to thank Wonderwool Wales for the opportunity to display the stunning Curtain of Poppies in County Hall (Llandrindod Wells) during May 2018. 

If you saw the Curtain of Poppies in County Hall and would like to give some feedback or make any comments, please email Nathan Davies at:

Warmemorials@powys.gov.uk 

The Curtain of Poppies has now left County Hall. However, if you would like to see the Curtain of Poppies, it is going to be on display at the National Wool Museum. Please contact the museum directly for details. 

Thank you once again to Wonderwool Wales. 

May 09, 2018

Do you know anyone who could be nominated as a ‘Heritage Angel’?

 

A new Welsh awards scheme, sponsored by the Andrew Lloyd-Webber Foundation, has been launched in Wales to recognise people who have made a significant contribution to rescue our heritage.

 

Anyone can nominate a person or project for the awards and the winners
will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony in November 2018.

 

The Awards have five categories:


• Best Rescue of an Historic Building or Place for projects under £5m
• Best Major Regeneration of an Historic Building or Place for projects in excess of £5m
• Best Contribution to a Heritage Project by Young People
• Best Craftsperson or Apprentice on a Heritage Rescue or Repair Project
• Best Heritage Research, Interpretation or Recording


Nominating people and projects for the awards is simple: you can find full
details at www.rcahmw.gov.uk/about-us/heritageangelawardswales/

 

The closing date for nominations is 21 June 2018.
 

Curtain of Poppies display in County Hall Llandrindod Wells

May 07, 2018

The Powys War Memorials Project is delighted to have worked in collaboration with Wonderwool Wales to display the stunning Curtain of Poppies in the foyer of County Hall, Llandrindod Wells (Powys). 

Everyone is welcome to come and see the free display. 

You can also enter the free 'Guess the number of poppies' competition with a total prize fund of £250. 

Llanllugan war memorial restored with £500 grant from Powys War Memorials Project

May 03, 2018

The war memorial in Llanllugan (Powys) has been restored thanks to a grant of almost £500 from the Powys War Memorials Project. 

The Powys War Memorials Project can provide grants of up to £5000 for any type of World War 1 memorial in Powys to be restored or repaired. The grant can cover up to 90% of the total cost of the work. The application process is quick and easy. 

Please contact Nathan Davies for more information:

Nathan Davies

Powys War Memorials Project Officer 

Warmemorials@powys.gov.uk 

07973 973 687

Curtain of Poppies *free* display at County Hall (Llandrindod Wells, Powys) during May 2018

April 24, 2018

Everyone is welcome to visit the *free* Curtain of Poppies display in the foyer of County Hall in Llandrindod Wells during May 2018. 

The Curtain of Poppies, which consists of more than 65,000 textile poppies, commemorates those who served and died during World War 1. 

The Curtain of Poppies project has been managed by Wonderwool Wales. 

The Powys War Memorials Project is delighted to have worked in collaboration with Wonderwool Wales to organise the Curtain of Poppies display in County Hall. 

Forces War Records

April 09, 2018

If you are interested in military genealogy, you may like to have a look on the Forces War Records website.

 

Forces War Records currently has over 10 million military records, with over 6 million being from World War 1. 

"The site was created in 2008 upon the request of some Forces Reunited members who were looking for information on their ancestors but had come up against dead ends with the usual genealogy sites. Since inception we have gone on to add over seven million individuals records and a ton of supplementary military data not found on any other sites and are currently adding over 200,000 records a month."

Thanks to everyone who came to the free poppy-making workshop in County Hall (Llandrindod Wells, Powys)

April 04, 2018

The Powys War Memorials Project Officer would like to thank everyone who came to the free poppy-making workshop for the Curtain of Poppies yesterday in County Hall, Llandrindod Wells, Powys.

Members of the public, Powys County Council staff and Councillors all took part in the free workshop to make a textile poppy for the Curtain of Poppies. Some people chose to make felt poppies, others made woven poppies or knitted poppies. 

In total, 101 poppies were made throughout the day. These 101 poppies will be added to the Curtain of Poppies. 

The Curtain of Poppies is going to be displayed at the Wonderwool Wales festival at the end of April 2018. The Curtain is then going to be on display in the foyer of County Hall in Llandrindod Wells during May 2018. 

Thanks once again to everyone who made the day such a success. 

March 23, 2018

The Powys War Memorials Project is pleased to be working withRinging Remembers”.

 

About 1,400 bell ringers, including about 40 from Wales, died during World War 1.

 

You can honour their memory 100 years after the end of the war by becoming one of 1,400 new bell ringers and joining others across the nation in ringing on the centenary of the Armistice in November 2018.

 

There are 227 bell ringing towers across Wales so most people will be near one.

 

To find out more and register your interest, please email:

bells@big-ideas.org.

 

www.big-ideas.org/project/ringing-remembers/

March 20, 2018

Free World War 1 workshop

Council for British Archaeology and Living Legacies

Sat 14 April 2018
10:00 – 16:15

National Waterfront Museum
Oystermouth Road
Maritime Quarter
Swansea
SA1 3RD

Join the Council for British Archaeology’s Home Front Legacy team working with Living Legacies for a community workshop and learn how to research, record and get funding for your own First World War project.

Please register here

Powys before, during and after World War 1 on People's Collection Wales

March 09, 2018

Images and newspaper articles from Powys before, during and after World War 1 on People's Collection Wales:

https://www.peoplescollection.wales/collections/408185

March 09, 2018

The Powys War Memorials Project is delighted to be affiliated with the Cymru’n Cofio Wales Remembers 1914 – 1918 programme.

 

This Wales Remembers programme reflects the impact that the First World War had on Wales – and the impact Wales had on the First World War. Over the coming months and years, it will reflect how the people of Wales will be commemorating this important centenary through information provided by individuals, communities and organisations in Wales.

Here is the Powys War Memorials Project on the Wales Remembers website. 

March 08, 2018

The Unremembered

World War One's Army of Workers

Big Ideas Community Interest Company is working with the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) on a new community engagement programme The Unremembered, commemorating the bravery and sacrifice of the Labour Corps throughout World War One. We invite community groups to get involved by holding their own Unremembered event or join the conversation online.

March 05, 2018

Powys Archives is located in Llandrindod Wells (Powys) and serves as the official repository for the records of the county of Powys.

 

Our collections date from the fourteenth century and can be used for all types of research.

 

Trace your family history, discover the history of your house and find out more about the history of your village or community. Find information for school or college projects and investigate legal issues such as rights of way.

Powys Archives is now based in its new home at Unit 29, Ddole Road Enterprise Park, Llandrindod Wells.  Booking is still essential and appointments can be made by email (archives@powys.gov.uk) or by phone (01597 826088).

March 02, 2018

The Powys War Memorials Project Officer would like to thank Barbara Lloyd from Glasbury Historical Society (Powys, Wales) for providing so much information about the men on the war memorials in Glasbury-on-Wye, Boughrood and Llowes (Powys).

Here is a link to the information online:

www.glasburyhistoricalsociety.co.uk/pdf files/ww1memorial.pdf

If you have any information about the men or women on World War 1 memorials in Powys, please contact Nathan Davies, Powys War Memorials Project Officer. 

Thanks once again to Barbara Lloyd. 

March 01, 2018

Are you interested in family and local history in Powys, Wales?

If so, the Powys Family History Society may be able to help. 

The mission of the Powys Family History Society is to enable to all those interested in family and local history of Powys, the ability to research, publicise and publish information relating to the families and communities in the geographical areas of Breconshire, Montgomeryshire and Radnorshire.

You may also like to join them on Facebook. 

February 23, 2018

The Powys War Memorials Project is proud to be affiliated with the First World War Centenary Partnership Programme. 

The First World War Centenary Partnership led by the Imperial War Museums is a growing network of over 3,000 not-for-profit organisations from 50 countries planning to mark the First World War Centenary.

Together we are presenting the Centenary Partnership Programme, a vibrant programme of events, activities and resources which will enable millions of people to engage with the centenary.

Grants of up to £5,000 for World War 1 memorials in Powys to be restored

February 14, 2018

The Powys War Memorials Project can provide grants of up to £5,000 for World War 1 memorials in Powys to be restored, repaired or maintained. 

Any type of World War 1 memorial in Powys is eligible, including, for example, stone crosses or obelisks, statues, stained glass windows, wooden boards or brass plaques. 

The application process is quick and easy. 

 

The grants are being allocated on a first-come, first-served basis so it is advisable to apply sooner rather than later. 

The first thing you need to do is contact Nathan Davies, the Powys War Memorials Project Officer. You can either email Warmemorials@powys.gov.uk or phone 07973 973 687. 

February 06, 2018

The Wood 

Wednesday 7th March 2018

7:30pm

The Welfare Ystradgynlais (Powys)

A TORCH THEATRE COMPANY PRODUCTION
WRITTEN BY OWEN THOMAS • DIRECTED BY PETER DORAN • BASED ON AN IDEA BY IFAN HUW DAFYDD •

“A tale of friendship, love and sacrifice set against the backdrop of a world in flames…”

It is July 1916, and as the Battle of the Somme rages, Mametz Wood echoes to the sounds of war as the 38th Welsh Regiment face the ferocity of the German army…

From Owen Thomas, writer of the award winning ‘Grav’, comes a brand-new play written to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War I. Inspired by a true story.

Dan and Billy, two young soldiers, forge a friendship in the heat of the build-up to the infamous battle. When Billy is killed in Mametz Wood, he leaves behind a devastated friend and, back home, a heart-broken and pregnant wife.

Altered by his experiences on the Western Front, Dan returns home to step into his friend’s shoes, ultimately marrying Billy’s widow and raising their baby son as his own.

Fifty years later, in a clearing in the wood, Dan has returned to lay a ghost to rest.

The Torch Theatre is very pleased to be working once again with Owen Thomas – one of the most exciting writers in Wales, following the success of ‘Grav’. Owen is also delighted to be working again with the creative team at the Torch Theatre.

The production will be directed by our Award Winning Artistic Director, Peter Doran (Best Director, Wales Theatre Awards 2017).

Tickets: £10 / Concessions £8

Powys War Memorials Project linked with the Welsh Baccalaureate

January 26, 2018

The Powys War Memorials Project is now linked with the Welsh Baccalaureate.

Welsh Baccalaureate students can now undertake three Community Challenges as part of the Powys War Memorials Project. The three Community Challenges are:

1. Key Stage 4 National / Foundation Community Challenge
Neighbourhood Enhancement

As an Individual or a member of a team (3 –6 members) you must identify World War 1 memorials in the local community. You will plan, organise and carry out 10 hours actively helping to improve the war memorials, ensuring that they are appealing and safe for the community. You will also help to improve war memorial settings and surroundings, such as garden areas, fences, gates and railings. 

2. Advanced Community Challenge World War 1 events and activities

You will help over a period of at least 3 months. This will involve you and / or your team planning, organising, carrying out and evaluating a varied programme of appropriate World War 1 events and activities. This Challenge would be particularly suitable for students considering a course or career in geography, history, heritage or the travel and tourism sector. 

3. Advanced Community Challenge World War 1 walks and trails

The Powys War Memorials Project is inviting you to help produce the World War 1 walks and trails. Producing a World War 1 walk or trail will enable you to help others to develop their knowledge and understanding of World War 1. You must actively engage and demonstrate commitment over a minimum of 30 hours and at least 4 weeks to develop the World War 1 walk or trail.

Please visit the WJEC website for more information about the Community Challenges. 

January 05, 2018

Free heritage interpretation training (booking required)
Saturday 3rd February 2018
10:00am - 1:00pm

Radnorshire Museum, Llandrindod Wells, Powys 

Funded by the Powys War Memorials Project 

Everyone welcome

This course will provide a basic introduction to heritage interpretation for communities covering what heritage interpretation is, getting the best out of the research that communities carry out on their history and heritage, and how to undertake heritage interpretation. It will discuss the three most common forms of interpretation media encountered by community groups:

•    Publishing
•    Interpretation Boards
•    Getting Your Project Online / The Digital World

The course is designed for individuals and groups that find themselves working on heritage and heritage interpretation but have no formal training in it, or for those who want a basic understanding of heritage interpretation, its principles, methods and outcomes. 

The course will begin with an overview of the three forms and will be followed by a participatory workshop. Groups or individuals with projects that they would like to begin interpreting could you please bring along any information or research that you have. Specimen materials will also be provided.

Booking essential. To book a place, please contact: 

Jane Johnston 
Town Clerk
Llandrindod Wells Town Council
llandrindodcouncil@btconnect.com
01597 823116
www.llandrindod.co.uk

January 04, 2018

The Sleeping Dragon is a wonderful piece of art on the edge of Presteigne in Powys. 

 

The Sleeping Dragon was created by blacksmith Peter Smith to commemorate everyone from Wales who died in World War 1. 

The dragon took three months to build using seven hundred feet of steel, three and a half thousand cable ties, fifty metres of cheesecloth and three gallons of PVA.

The dragon, sleeping peacefully on its ancient stone, is only a temporary installation for the four years' duration of World War One. It is currently due to finish on 11th November 2018. 

Powys War Memorials Project 2018 competition.....

December 15, 2017

Watch this space ! 

The Powys War Memorials Project Officer organises a competition each year. The 2016 competition was a war memorial photography competition and the 2017 competition was a quiz.

Watch this space for details of the 2018 competition....

December 13, 2017

From 11 November 2017 Go and See funding will also be available for schools to access creative experiences for their learners, as part of a meaningful educational activity relating to First World War commemoration.

Schools can apply for up to £1,000 at any time in the year and will receive a decision within three weeks. We will award 100% of the costs of the experience. Schools are not required to match-fund.

December 11, 2017

Oswestry Community Action, otherwise known as Qube, is a registered charity based in Oswestry.

 

In 2016, Qube was awarded funding by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to research and record biographic details of the fallen men who are listed on the Oswestry War Memorial, sited at the entrance to Cae Glas Park.

The project aims to uncover civilian and military information for each of the men listed on the pillars, enabling each of their unique stories to be told as completely as possible and interpret their lives and sacrifice in the context of ‘Oswestry’ and ‘The Great War’.

"Men on the Gates" project website

 

December 08, 2017

The war memorial in Old Radnor (Powys) received a repair grant of about £1000 from the Powys War Memorials Project. 
 

Here is a case study about the war memorial in Old Radnor. 

Old Radnor war memorial case study 

December 05, 2017

The Flying Bridge Theatre Company are delivering workshops, based on their World War 1 production "Between the Crosses", in residential care homes in Powys for the Powys War Memorials Project. 

Several workshops have taken place so far. More workshops are due to take place in the coming weeks. 

During the workshops, the Flying Bridge Theatre Company perform excerpts of their World War 1 production "Between the Crosses" to stimulate discussion among the residents and clients about war, conflict and remembrance.

 

Some residents and clients have shared personal stories about how members of their family were affected by World War 1; others have given unique insights into their local war memorials. For example, one resident explained that the statue of the war memorial in Llandrindod Wells was modelled on a local young man called Jack.... 

 

 

Please contact the Powys War Memorials Project Officer if you would like more information about the workshops. 

Restoration of Llansilin war memorial underway!

November 22, 2017

The restoration of the war memorial in Llansilin (north Powys) is underway ! 

The Powys War Memorials Project is funding 90% of the total cost of the work (about £4,000). The rest of the funding is coming from St Silin's church in Llansilin and Llansilin Community Council. 

The memorial is being cleaned and some repointing is being carried out. In addition, the inscriptions (including all the names) on the memorial are being repainted. 

Church Secretary Valerie Burton had the explanation: “The War Memorial is having a makeover!
With help from the Community Council, the Church Council has taken advantage of funding from Powys County Council to take part in a County-wide project. All communities have the opportunity to spruce up their memorials ready for the nation’s commemorations in November 2018.”

Please contact Nathan Davies, Powys War Memorials Project Officer, for more information about the repair grants available for World War 1 memorials in Powys. 

November 20, 2017

The Powys War Memorials Project was delighted to have provided funding for the Flying Bridge Theatre Company to perform the World War 1 play "Between the Crosses" at the Welfare in Ystradgynlais on Friday 17th November 2017. 

Many thanks to the Flying Bridge Theatre Company, the Welfare in Ystradgynlais and everyone who came to the performance. 

November 17, 2017

The Powys War Memorials Project has worked with the Living Legacies programme to develop a free searchable online map of World War 1 memorials in Powys.

Map of World War 1 memorials in Powys  

Please contact Nathan Davies (Powys War Memorials Project Officer) if you know about any World War 1 memorials in Powys that are not on the map. We are also always grateful for any information, photographs or even video clips of World War 1 memorials in Powys. 

"Lost, Forgotten, Found" by Frances Marshall

November 15, 2017

The Powys War Memorials Project Officer would like to thank Frances Marshall for writing the article "Lost, Forgotten, Found" about war memorials in Llandrindod Wells, Powys. 

"Lost, Forgotten, Found" by Frances Marshall (July 2017)

The Powys War Memorials Project Officer presented Frances with a framed copy of her article yesterday. 

Poppy-making workshop

October 16, 2017

The Powys War Memorials Project would like to thank everyone who came to the free poppy-making workshop at the Welfare Ystradgynlais yesterday.


The workshop was delivered by Wonderwool Wales.


People at the workshop made textile poppies for the Curtain of Poppies. The Curtain of Poppies will consist of 887,858 textile poppies. The poppies will commemorate each person from the UK who died during World War 1.


The aim is to display the Curtain of Poppies at the Wonderwool Wales festival in 2018.


Thanks again to everyone who came to or helped with the event.

October 12, 2017

The Powys War Memorials Project would like to thank the Imaging the Bible in Wales project for their support. 

Biblical Artwork from Wales 1825–1975

The images included in this on-line collection have been collected as a research database for the Imaging the Bible in Wales Project (2005-8).

Many of the images were photographed specifically for the project and include artworks from places of worship in Wales. In addition, further images have been included from public and private collections. 

October 10, 2017

Free poppy-making workshop

Monday 16th October 2017

10am-5pm 

Drop in session with no booking needed

Welfare Hall, Ystradgynlais, Powys 

October 08, 2017

The Powys War Memorials Project has worked with History Points to create a QR code walk for the World War 1 walk around Talgarth near Brecon (Powys).

Link to Talgarth World War 1 QR code walk information 

The First World War took a heavy toll on Talgarth, where the local war memorial lists 25 men who died. Two days after war broke out, a meeting was held at the town hall to encourage local men to enlist. About 20 young men rushed forward to give their names.

By 1915 the school headmaster’s roll of honour listed 95 of his past pupils who were serving in the war. Two men who were known and respected locally as preachers were killed. One had been rejected by the army several times because of a childhood leg injury but he eventually got his way, and was killed only a week or so after reaching the Western Front.

Talgarth’s postman was quick to enlist. His bravery on the field was rewarded with the Military Medal but he died in 1917. Side by side in Talgarth’s churchyard are the war graves of a brother and sister.

Now you can discover how the war affected Talgarth by following our self-guided trail. Simply scan the QR codes with your smartphone at any of the featured places to start. When you’ve read the text for that location, click “Next” to see the text and map for the next place on the trail. Eventually you’ll return to your starting point.

October 04, 2017

The Newtown Remembers partnership, led by Newtown Town Council is leading a project to commemorate the impact of the First World War on the town.


Activities during 2015 included free trips for local people to visit exhibitions, museums and the National Memorial Arboretum in Stafford and then use these experiences to highlight how Newtown and the local population were affected by the war.

October 02, 2017

If you're in Llandrindod Wells (Powys), the Holy Trinity Church  is well worth visiting. There are several World War 1 memorials in the church, including a memorial chapel and this memorial stained glass window. 

FREE POPPY MAKING WORKSHOP !!

September 28, 2017

FREE POPPY-MAKING WORKSHOP


Monday 16th October 2017 
10:00am - 5:00pm 
The Welfare, Ystradgynlais, Powys 
Free refreshments 
Everyone welcome 
No booking needed


Would you like to come to a free workshop, delivered by Wonderwool Wales, to make a textile poppy for the Curtain of Poppies?


The Curtain of Poppies will consist of 887,858 textile poppies. The poppies will commemorate each person from the UK who died during World War 1.


The aim is to display the Curtain of Poppies at the Wonderwool Wales festival in 2018.


http://www.wonderwoolwales.co.uk/sh…/curtain-of-poppies.html


Funded by the Powys War Memorials Project: 
www.powyswarmemorials@powys.gov.uk

Grants of up to £5,000 to repair or restore World War 1 memorials in Powys

September 14, 2017

Grants of up to £5,000 to repair or restore World War 1 memorials in Powys


The Powys War Memorials Project can provide grants of up to £5,000 to repair or restore World War 1 memorials in Powys.


- Any type of war memorial is eligible, e.g. obelisks, crosses, stained glass windows, boards or benches.


- World War 1 memorials with World War 2 additions are also eligible.


- Grants are also available to improve war memorial settings or surroundings, e.g. railings, gates or lighting.


- Allocating grants on a first come, first served basis so advisable to apply as soon as possible.


- Application process is quick and easy.


Please contact the Powys War Memorials Project Officer for more information:


Warmemorials@powys.gov.uk 
07973 973 687

World War 1 memorials in Powys

September 07, 2017

One of the outcomes of the project is to find, record and map all the World War 1 memorials in Powys. 

We currently know of about 350 World War 1 memorials in Powys. Here is a list of the memorials that we currently know about:

World War 1 memorials in Powys 

If you know about a World War 1 memorial in Powys that is not on the list, please contact the Powys War Memorials Project Officer (warmemorials@powys.gov.uk). Similarly, if you notice that any of the information about a war memorial is incorrect or if you have any other information about a war memorial (including photographs), please contact the Powys War Memorials Project Officer. 

It has been suggested that there could be about 1000 World War 1 memorials in Powys. In other words, it is likely that we do not yet know about all the World War 1 memorials. Why is this? Some memorials may have been located in hospitals or schools that have since closed down; others may have been in places of work that moved premises. 

FREE World War 1 play "Between the Crosses": Friday 17th November 2017, 7:30pm, Welfare Ystradgynlais, Powys

August 23, 2017

Between the Crosses
By Will Huggins
Flying Bridge Theatre Company 

FREE ENTRY (booking required) 
Friday 17th November 2017
7:30pm 
The Welfare Ystradgynlais (Powys) 

Funded by the Powys War Memorials Project.

Edgar Huggins, World War One veteran and the last surviving member of the Durham Light Infantry, gave an incredible audio interview to the Imperial War Museum in the 90’s about his life and wartime exploits. Now, his great nephew Will unpacks and stages the interview using his own memories, family memories, military records and furiously drawn diagrams on a huge blackboard, to try and find the hidden truths buried by a sense of duty and terrible trauma.

Edgar talks about how he joined up wanting to work with horses, but found himself on the frontline. The accounts of Ypres and the Somme are honest, shocking and direct, while the story of his relationship with his trusty horse “Captain” is heart-warming and moving.

Like so many veterans of the Great War in life Edgar held his tongue for national security and to spare his family the horror, but in this entertaining, moving and informative production, the full true story is laid bare, for the first time….. 

Please visit the Flying Bridge Theatre Company's website for more information about the play: 
 

Would you like some *free* training like Llangammarch Wells History Society?

August 23, 2017

The Powys War Memorials Project funded free website development training for members of the Llangammarch Wells History Society. 

The main aim of the training was to provide members of the History Society with the knowledge, skills and confidence to update and maintain their website. 

Here is a direct link to the World War 1 pages of the History Society's website:

Llangammarch Wells History Society World War 1 

Sue Lilly, Chairman of the History Society, provided a summary of the training. 

Please contact the Powys War Memorials Project Officer for more information about the free training available through the project. 

August 06, 2017

Frances Marshall, a volunteer with the Powys War Memorials Project, wrote this emotive article about war memorials in Llandrindod Wells, Powys: 

Lost, Forgotten, Found 

What is a memorial? If someone had asked me that question eight years ago I’d probably say a statue with some names and words inscribed on it, recording people long gone from this world. Shadows trailing behind us, the nagging thoughts at the back of our minds, ghosts, who wail from beyond the grave, hoping for us to listen to their stories. And why should we? Sadly, that is what most of my generation of internet-dependents probably believe as well.

When I first volunteered to help the project locate and record memorials, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Llandrindod Wells is a small town and the only memorial I had been aware of was the one standing near its centre.

So imagine my surprise when I was informed there were possibly eighteen memorials in Llandrindod rather than one, all waiting for me to find them.

I guess there is a good side to technology after all.

To date, I have learned memorials can come in a variety of forms; brass plaques, stone obelisks, wooden Rolls of Honour and can be located in even the most obvious and sometimes overlooked places such as community churches.

Personally, I find it unfortunate to see the past hidden in a place of sanctuary. But then again where does one go when you are forgotten?

Of all the memorials I have seen so far, the planted oak trees at The Lakeside, the war graves in the town’s cemetery and the cenotaph outside Llandrindod High, I found the stained glass windows in Trinity Church the most outstanding, not simply because of its enlightening display, but for its metaphorical representation. It is fragile like the bodies of the soldiers as they clambered over the trenches, avoiding bullets and missiles. Yet, it lets in the light and stands as a protection against the terrifying truths of the world. The colours; pieces of the souls reassembled by the hands of those they fought and died to protect.

And I suppose that is what all memorials are. Our way to preserve the soul, to anchor the men and women whose final thoughts were torn and shattered by the howling of air sirens and whistling of bombs, to assure them that they are home now and that they are safe.

The dead can’t say much anymore. Which is why it is up to the living to step in.

Memorials are not just stone statues and glass windows, they are a physical representation of our ability to be selfless.

No one wants to be forgotten or left behind.

Frances Marshall

July 2017 

Free training about how to clean and maintain war memorials !

July 20, 2017

The Powys War Memorials Project would like to thank everyone who came to the workshop in New Radnor to find out how to maintain and clean the war memorial.


Please contact the Powys War Memorials Project Officer if you would like to arrange a *free* workshop for your local war memorial.


Warmemorials@powys.gov.uk 
01597 827 597

Thanks to everyone who came to or contributed to the free World War 1 event in Presteigne on 7th July 2017

July 10, 2017

The Powys War Memorials Project Officer would like to thank everyone who came to, helped at or contributed to the free World War 1 community event at the Memorial Hall in Presteigne on Friday 7th July 2017.


About 40 people attended.


The event included presentations from Judge's' Lodging Presteigne, Powys Archives and the Welsh Memorials to the Great War Project (Swansea University).


There was also an open session during which people shared memories and stories about how their ancestors were involved in or affected by World War 1.


A student from the local High School also recounted a visit to World War 1 battlefields.


Thank you once again to everyone who came to, helped at or contributed to the event. Your support is greatly appreciated.

July 02, 2017

Powys War Memorials Project

Free World War 1 event 

 

Friday 7th July 2017

6:00pm - 9:00pm (latest)

Memorial Hall, Presteigne, Powys

 

Although the event is free, donations are welcome for the East Radnorshire Day Centre in Presteigne.

 

Please feel free to bring World War 1 photographs, newspaper articles, artefacts etc for an open session.

 

6:00pm      Nathan Davies: Powys War Memorials Project Officer

 

6:10pm      Gabrielle Rivers: Judge’s Lodging Presteigne   

 

6:30pm      Roz Williamson: Powys Archives (family history research) 

 

6:45pm      Jonathan Protheroe:

                  Stonemason who repaired Presteigne war memorial      

 

7:00pm      Break followed by Beverley Baynham (East Radnorshire Day Centre)

 

7:30pm      Meg Ryder:

                  Swansea University (Welsh Memorials to the Great War Project)

 

7:45pm      Gabrielle Rivers: Judge’s Lodging Presteigne   

 

8:00pm      Open session: World War 1 poetry, photographs, stories etc

 

8:45pm      Thanks and close

 

Free buffet and refreshments provided. 

Powys War Memorials Project competition tie-breakers

June 29, 2017

The 2017 Powys War Memorials Project quiz asked entrants to complete the following tie-breaker in less than 15 words: 

"It is important to preserve war memorials because...." 

Here are some of the tie-breakers:

-A local physical presence connects yesterday’s sacrifice and a reminder to strive towards peace.

 

-They are an important part of history, ensuring future generations never forget the sacrifices made.

 

-They are a physical reminder of people, now long gone, who died for their country.

 

-They allow us to remember fallen heroes.

 

-They form part of our cultural heritage through commemoration of those affected by global conflict.

 

-It is vital to remember the past so we don’t repeat the same mistakes.

 

-We need to commemorate the lives that were tragically lost in historic wars or conflicts.

 

-It reminds us to consider how we have the life we lead today.

 

-Memorials both honour each individual sacrifice and represent a community’s chosen method of remembrance.

 

-They commemorate those who lost lives and remind us of the devastating impact of war.

 

-Not only do they provide history they give us a place to reflect on life.

 

-They commemorate our past, criticise our present and council us for our future.

-It is the least we can do in order to remember and honour those heroes.

June 28, 2017

The Powys War Memorials Project and the War Memorials Trust would like to thank everyone who came to the training in Brecon about how to use the website War Memorials Online:

https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/

The training included a site visit to the war memorial outside St Mary's church in Brecon. 

War Memorials Online is an unprecedented opportunity for the public to upload images of war memorials and log concerns for the conservation of these important community and historical sources for future generations. Together, we can build a complete picture of the whereabouts, type and condition of all war memorials in the UK. To date, our Contributors have added over 30,000 war memorials to War Memorials Online and over 20,000 condition reports.

Anyone and everyone can help protect war memorials for future generations. Your content is vital. Register to contribute information or explore the site to find out more about war memorials.

June 26, 2017

Fascinating 3 minute video clip on You Tube about the war memorial in Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant, Powys.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZKiOKbNNwo

 

Here is some more information about the war memorial on the Clwyd Family History Society website:

 

www.clwydfhs.org.uk/cofadeiladau/llanrhaeadrym_wm.htm

War Memorials Trust training

June 25, 2017

The Powys War Memorials Trust was delighted to work with the War Memorials Trust to deliver free training in Brecon last week (22nd and 23rd June 2017) about how to use the website:

War Memorials Online

We would like to thank the 25 people or so, who came to the training. A quick look at the evaluation forms show that people found the training useful, interesting, relevant and enjoyable. 

Thanks once again to the War Memorials Trust for coming to Powys to deliver the training. 

Competition winner announced !

June 11, 2017

The Powys War Memorials Project is delighted to announce that Jo Hammonds is the winner of the 2017 competition ! 

Jo has won a "My Pamper Day" voucher for the Lake Country House Hotel in Powys worth £95.00. 

Jo's winning tie-breaker was: 
It is important to preserve war memorials because…….

"Each unique commemorative monument gives insight to sacrifices made by generations never to be forgotten." 

Here's photograph of Jo receiving her prize ! 

Many thanks to everyone who entered the competition. 

June 05, 2017

The Powys War Memorials Project is delighted to be supporting the Wonderwool Wales Curtain of Poppies project.

Wonderwool Wales would like to bring together textile makers to recreate the united determination of the WW1 volunteers. The aim of the Centenary Textiles project is to produce a Community Textile Installation at Wonderwool Wales 2018 to mark the end of WW1. The 'Curtain of Poppies' will include 887,858 textile poppies, to commemorate each person from the UK who died serving their country.

Volunteers are invited to use our range of patterns to make one or more textile poppies to feature in the Curtain of Poppies in 2018. If you or your textile group would like to make a larger contribution, please make lengths of green i-cord (4 stitches) approximately 2 metres long, and stitch pairs of poppies back to back, at a spacing of about 15 cm.

May 26, 2017

The Powys War Memorials Project Officer (shown in photograph) worked in collaboration with The Hafren Newtown to screen the restored version of the 1916 Battle of the Somme film on Saturday 27th May. 

In total, about 100 people came to the two free screenings. Here's what some people said when asked how they felt during the film:

-Sadness at such a waste of life
-Admiration for the troops
-Amazed by the sheer number of soldiers
-Frightened
-Hopeful
-Regretful 
-Empathetic 
-Disbelief 

Thank you to everyone who came to watch the film.
 

Llangammarch Wells History Society

May 25, 2017

The Powys War Memorials Project is delighted to be working in collaboration with Llangammarch Wells History Society. 

May 17, 2017

The Powys War Memorials Project is delighted to be working in collaboration with the Imperial War Museums. 

May 02, 2017

The Powys War Memorials Project was delighted to support the launch event for the Talgarth and District Historical Society's book "Talgarth's War 1914-1919".


Please contact the Powys War Memorials Project Officer if you would like to discuss World War 1 events and activities in your local community.


Warmemorials@powys.gov.uk 
01597 827 597

Do you know any World War 1 memorials in Powys that need to be repaired or restored?

April 11, 2017

The Powys War Memorials Project can provide grants of up to £5000 to repair, restore or maintain World War 1 memorials in Powys.

 

Any type of World War 1 memorial is eligible. 

Quick and easy application process. 

Please contact the Powys War Memorials Project Officer for more information.

Warmemorials@powys.gov.uk 

Free World War 1 event: Friday 7th July 2017, 6pm, Memorial Hall, Presteigne