This page will incorporate local stories regarding Lights Out Trefonen's work as well as national stories about events and performances linked to the Centenary commemorations
Headlines Please click on the underlined stories below
Lights Out Trefonen Success! Lights Out Trefonen has been successful with its Heritage Lottery bid to create a Blue Plaque footpath trail through the villages of Trefonen, Treflach and Nantmawr which will pass by the houses where many of the 31 who were killed during World War 1 lived. The project will also use interpretation boards in the villages as well as maps leaflets and a book outlining the lives of those who died. More information will appear shortly.
A Roll of Honour that records the names of some 67 former pupils who attended the Nantmawr British School prior to World War 1 has been discovered in Trefonen Church. It was apparently transferred to the Church from Nantmawr after the closure of the old school and its conversion to a private house. Badly damaged by worm the plan is to have it restored and put on show once again. It was written in 1917 whilst the war was still going on and mentions several who had already died as well as some who were still missing or wounded or gassed. The roll is done in calligraphy by a C W Gillham whose name also appears on the roll.
Going Over the Top
Battle of the Somme Film
Around 40 people attended the showing of the original film "The Battle of the Somme" at Trefonen village hall on July 1st exactly 100 years to the day from the start of the battle. A raffle and bar helped to add funds to ticket sales and around £200 was added to the Lights Out Trefonen fund which will be used to run a number of other commemorative events over the next two years.