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To the Fallen (and their dream)

Though decades have passed since their glory,
If the war to end wars their belief,
Did they give up their lives for a story,
Scant remembrance if short was the peace.

What value life given in battle,
When the voice of the fallen unheard,
Allows sabre to once again rattle,
To prove that no lesson was learned.

So let the heroes of past generations,
Teach us well lest their memory be shamed,
And never more in the name of a nation,
Need some foreign field corner be claimed.

For all time then in heartfelt contrition,
As proof that their death songs resound,
Bring their dream of wars end to fruition,
With respect then the peace can be found.

by Andrew Tovey

Forthcoming Events

Family of Blaenafon and Family of Miners

Date:
29/08/2017 - 28/01/2018
Description:
Two photographic exhibitions by Walter Waygood documenting the landscape, home life, society, work, religion, mining and youth in Blaenafon from the 1970s onwards.

Winter Art Selling Exhibition 2017

Date:
06 - 21/12/2017
Description:
Pontypool Museum has its annual Winter Art Selling Exhibition in the Barker Gallery - a special exhibition by Members of the Museum who are all local artists!

Pontnewydd Progressive Walk

Date:
11/12/2017
Description:
A moderate intensity 5 mile walk led by a qualified walk leader starting from and returning to the Queen Inn, Upper Cwmbran.

Pontypool Health Walk

Date:
11/12/2017
Description:
A low intensity 1 to 2 mile walk led by a qualified walk leader starting from and returning to Pontypool Active Living Centre
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