HELP US TO RECORD THE MEMORIALS OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR
We are looking at how the First World War was commemorated in communities across southwest Wales . We are recording all forms of war memorials. Most are stone monuments or plaques, but they sometimes can be public buildings - often named Memorial Hall or Neuadd Goffa.
We would very much like your help to record these monuments, and if you have a camera (most phone cameras are perfectly adequate) and would like to send us your photographs please do.
What we need to know is:
• Where is the memorial?
Please send us details of where it is located; either a grid reference, a latitude or longitude (available from Google maps - look up Tips and tricks) or an address.
• A photograph to show the whole memorial in its setting – perhaps it sits inside an enclosure, or a plaque is positioned in a prominent position within a public building
• Photographs of the inscriptions, ideally close enough to be able to read them. These may include casualties from other wars such as the Boer War (1899-1902), or the Second World War (1939-45).
• If there is an inscription of the monumental mason, please photograph that too.
• Photograph any other points of interest you notice.
• Send us your photographs by email or CD – see contact details below.
The information you provide will be added to the Historic Environment Record, which will be available on the website: www.archwilio.org.uk
If you would like to make a more detailed record on a special form in which the size, form, construction of the memorial is recorded, then please get in contact.
Perhaps you are part of a group and have carried out your own research into local memorials? If so we'd love to hear from you.
Alice Pyper firstname.lastname@example.org
Dyfed Archaeological Trust
6 Carmarthen Street