A new exhibition, which explores the end of the Great War and marks 100 years since the first Armistice Day, is open to the public.
‘Anglesey Remembers’ is a partnership project between Anglesey Archives and Ysgol Gynradd Brynsiencyn. Chairman of the Isle of Anglesey County Council, Councillor Dylan Rees, was joined by pupils from the primary school as he officially opened the exhibition in Llangefni earlier today (Friday, November 9th).
The exhibition focuses on letters and photographs of local soldiers, with visitors offered a poignant and intimate glimpse into life on Anglesey during this turbulent and worrying time.
Cllr Dylan Rees explained, “Anglesey’s contribution to the war effort was considerable with hundreds of young men sent off to fight in the Great War. Many never returned home. They were either killed in action or died from disease, whilst others were seriously wounded. This exhibition pays tribute to those men as well as those on the home front who struggled amidst loss and pain to help ensure the final victory.”
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“I’m pleased to see pupils from Ysgol Brynsiencyn taking such a keen interest in the village’s history, and would also like to thank our Archives staff for working with them to create this excellent exhibition.”
‘Anglesey Remembers’ is also accompanied by a virtual exhibition, which can be viewed here: https://cld.bz/YfqRiua
The exhibition, which runs until 30th November 2018, is free and open to the public from 9.15am until 4.45pm Monday to Friday.