Exhibition to tell story of soldiers from town
AN EXHIBITION is remembering the 116 men from Maesteg who died in the First World War between March 21 and November 11, 1918.
During the past four years, the Maesteg branch of the Royal British Legion together and Maesteg Town Council have held a series of exhibitions commemorating the 439 men from the district who died in the war.
The exhibition follows them from birth, to where they lived, their occupations before joining the colours, the regiments in which they served, the medals and awards bestowed upon them for bravery, the battles in which they fought and died, the effects they left their love ones and finally where they lay at rest.
Chris Elmore MP and Huw Irranca-Davies AM have been to visit the exhibition.
Mr Elmore said: “A truly humbling exhibition about the individuals who fought in the war from Maesteg.
“A huge congratulation to all the volunteers who have worked tirelessly in putting the exhibition together. I’d really recommend everyone to go and see it.”
Mr Irranca-Davies added: “A wonderful exhibition commemorating the 100-year anniversary since the First World War.
“A lot of hard work has clearly gone into producing a very interesting and humbling presentation depicting the human cost to families in and around the local area.
“Definitely worth a visit and well done to everyone involved with the production”
The exhibition will be on display in the Maesteg Town Council Offices, Talbot Street, Maesteg, until November 15, Monday to Friday at 10am to 4pm, with additional viewing on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6pm to 8pm and on Saturdays at 10am to 2pm.
The exhibition is free and has medals, stories and pictures of what Maesteg was live during the war, as well as what the war was like for those from the town.
Chris Elmore MP and Huw Irranca-Davies AM at the exhibition