"Lights Out Trefonen" is a local community group initially formed in 2014 to deliver an event to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One. The group was responsible for raising money to have a new memorial cross designed and erected on the pit mound in Trefonen in honour of the thirty one locals who lost their lives during and after the conflict.
As we move through the next three years to 2018 it is intended to continue our project with a range of events to include, drama, film, exhibitions, talks, and the creation of a footpath trail that will hopefully act as a lasting legacy and fitting commemoration to the sacrifices of our forbears. The trail will take you past the houses where those who went to war lived with a descriptive blue plaque either on the house or close by. The group will be seeking funding through grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund and others as well as local fundraising.
British Prisoner of War 1918
It is also our intention to provide a database on this website of information relating to the local area and the impact the First World War had on our small community.
We need people interested in helping us to undertake research or have relevant information about family members.
We want people interested in helping us to organise and deliver our project.
We want to be able to tell the stories not just of those who went to war and did not return but of all those who were touched by the consequences of this terrible war.
The group is a member of the “Centenary Partnership” (This partnership is led by the Imperial War Museum and is a growing collaboration of over 3,000 organizations from 50 different countries planning to mark the First World War Centenary. The partnership supports and promotes its members work and provides a wide range of information and resources)
The use of IWM and Crown owned images used on the Lights Out Trefonen web pages is done so with the kind permission of IWM and are not available for reproduction.
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