Posted: Thu 29th Sep 2016

Sirens And Churchill Coming To Town

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Sep 29th, 2016

You could be forgiven for thinking war has broken out if you happen to be in Llanelli on October 6. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Air raid sirens will be wailing, bombs dropping and as many as 60 children dressed as evacuees will be mingling with Land Army girls, munition workers and Winston Churchill. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

It is all part of an ambitious project undertaken by Ty Golau at Llanelli’s Antioch Centre. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The voluntary group of Janet Lewis and her friends organise different themes for the weekly health and wellbeing sessions for people aged 50+ in homes all over Llanelli, Pembrey, Burry Port and Kidwelly. Many have dementia. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Organiser Janet said what started off as a low key ‘war years’ theme had grown beyond all recognition. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Ty Golau volunteers will be dressed in costume, as will some of the care workers from the care homes that attend. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

One of the service users – if he is well enough- plans to be there in full formal Navy dress. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Carmarthenshire County Council’s executive board member for social care and health, Cllr Jane Tremlett, said: “Janet never ceases to amaze with her passion for detail for these sessions that reawakens memories in all who attend. This one seems to be extra special with children involved.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Mrs Lewis said at the end of the hectic session the Last Post will be sounded with all standing to remember the fallen. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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