Porthcawl remembers by taking a step back in time on John Street

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A PORTHCAWL event held to commemorate the centenary of the First World War has been hailed a success.

Despite a row breaking over plans to sell a building which houses the town’s museum, those who run the facility still came together to produce the special day.

Ceri Joseph, the historical society’s secretary and husband Paul, inspired members of the museum and other organisations to create a town event to commemorate the centenary of the war on John Street in the town.

The day’s events began with a minute’s silence at 10am, before the formal opening by the High Sheriff of Mid Glamorgan, Elizabeth Singer DL, and the mayor of Porthcawl, councillor Sean Aspey.

History groups and societies presented their research and Great War memorabilia in the main hall of the Y Centre and help was offered by the Glamorgan Family History Society for online family history research.

A presentation of research by history students at Porthcawl Comprehensive School was also given.

Paul Joseph said: “I am very proud of the effort my wife has put into bringing years of research into the town’s contribution to the First World War, now presented in the museum’s latest exhibition.”

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