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Mr Edmunds

Mr Edmunds was a very good source of information for us he landed on D-Day at Le Hemel and he raised the money to put the memorial at le Hemel.

It is with great sadness that I learnt from his widow last week that he passed away in February, she also informed me that his ashes are to be placed around the memorial at Le Hemel.

He was a kind and honest man who always argued with us in France about who was going to buy the next round of drinks.

He sent me many articles that I will be placing on this page about his time in France.

We send our sympathy to his widow and family.

We honour this man for his bravery

Mr Iswyn Edmunds farewell.

A story supplied by him.

Mr Edmunds

A picture of Mr Edmunds aged 18 in 1943

Mr Edmunds

Mr Edmunds

A Picture of him In 1989 with the plate he presented to the town of Bayeux

Mr Edmunds

Mr Edmunds

Mr Edmunds

With other members of the South Wales Borderers, Mr Islwyn Edmunds was huddled in hastily-dug trenches near the town of Bayeux after they had fought their way from the beaches in June 1944.

They had dug in outside a house, whose occupants invited them in for a meal before the expected attack by the Germans began.

They tucked in, but all the time there was a boy crying bitterly.

Later on they discovered they had ate his pet rabbit.

Many years latter Mr Edmunds returned to the area and discovered that the boy was now the Town Mayor's secretary.

It's storys like this that make you laugh but at the time it was just a meal rushed down with danger and death around you.

Mr Edmunds was in France in 2005 at the celebrations, and has been a great source for us eg photos, information and a good drinking partner and storyteller at the bar.

We post this story in his honour.

Forthcoming Events

Claire Allain - Jewellery Showcase

Date:
06/10/2018 - 17/11/2018
Description:
Having recently returned to the UK after living in New Zealand for ten years, Claire has been experimenting with new techniques. She has been working with a variety of techniques and marrying metals together to create wearable sculptures or as she likes to call them wearable "Sketches", like little mini contemporary paintings

Eighteen - The Lost Generation - Exhibition

Date:
06/10/2018 - 17/11/2018
Description:
Almost half a million men enlisted in the first two months of The Great War, however recruitment soon fell dramatically and conscription was introduced in January 1916.Most single men from the ages of 18 to 41 were liable to be called up for service and by the end of war over five million British men had served.

Katharina Klug - Craft Showcase

Date:
06/10/2018 - 17/11/2018
Description:
Katharina create timeless vessels for contemporary interiors. Each piece is individually made from porcelain on the potter's wheel. Naïve, spontaneous pencil strokes, graphic simple patterns that create movement and direction.

Suffrage -Textiles Exhibition

Date:
06/10/2018 - 17/11/2018
Description:
Textiles celebrating 100 years of women's suffrage. An exhibition focusing on textile art and political expression to mark the Centenary of Women's Suffrage. In the early 20th Century women used skills learned at home to give voice to their political struggle; in aprons, ribbons and banners they visually propelled their call for universal suffrage to a wider audience.
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