Meeting to discuss First World War commemorations
8:50am Tuesday 5th February 2013 in News
A public meeting to discuss north Pembrokeshire’s First World War commemorations will be held at the Bay Hotel tomorrow (Wednesday), February 6th.
Councillor Chris John recently told last Fishguard and Goodwick town council that the evening would incorporate a presentation and interested parties would be able to take away handouts and leaflets.
Cllr John said that already a wide range of ideas had been put forward “from the easily achievable to the not so easily achievable”.
One proposed idea is to build a trench system in Lota Park which could be used as an educational tool. Others proposals include visits to schools by actors in uniform and commemorative events for the great battles of the war.
Cllr John said that a lot of research had already been done and that he hoped the group would be able to collaborate with the Royal British Legion.
Councillor Alex Alison urged that groups from other towns and communities be invited to get involved.
“Almost every community in Pembrokeshire lost someone in the First World War,”
“Other communities would take part and probably benefit from it. We need to widen the net.”
The meeting will start at 7pm in the Bay Hotel, Goodwick.