100 years on, Porthcawl remembers the Battle of the Somme

Monday, 11 July 2016

By GEM Community Correspondent

in Local People

One hundred years after the Battle of the Somme, Porthcawl Museum played its part in the national commemorations of this event.

As a First World War Centenary Partner to the Imperial War Museum, Porthcawl Museum, with the kind permission of Father Philip Masson, screened The Battle Of The Somme at All Saints Church before an audience of invited guests and members of the museum.

The museum has also produced a commemorative booklet, which is available from the museum. The booklet pays tribute to the men of Porthcawl who fell during the Somme campaign, and is complemented by the Somme exhibition and Somme garden created for the museum by Saulat Abbasi of the Porthcawl Allotment Society

The museum screening took place at All Saints Church, Porthcawl; invited guests included Alan Lloyd, chairman of Porthcawl branch of the Royal British Legion.

As the audience took their seats they were entertained by the Porthcawl Community Orchestra Strings with a medley of First World War music.

Readings, before and after the screening, were given by Ceri Joseph, Loretta Wilfort, Alan Lloyd, Ann Morgan, John Pearman and Paul Joseph.

Huw Westwood gave a moving rendition of ‘It’s a Long Long Trail’ accompanied on the piano by Judith Shawe, who afterwards invited the audience to join in the chorus of ‘Keep The Home Fires Burning.’

Finally, the act of remembrance and two-minute silence were conducted by Father Masson and Alun Lloyd.

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