First World War events in Meifod this weekend


Staff reporter (Border Counties)

A FIRST World War weekend comes to Meifod on Saturday and Sunday (August 9 and 10).

With an exhibition in the parish church that will look at the personal stories of local men who fought, how life carried on at home after they had left, and the aftermath of the war, the exhibits have been provided by local people.

There will also be talks and readings in the church with Royal Welsh Fusiliers’ archivist Anne Pedley speaking from 2pm on Saturday, followed by letters home read by Ivor and Angela Hawkins, and at 7pm a screening of Joyeux Noel about the Christmas 1914 ceasefire football match which will take place at Meifod Village Hall.

On Sunday from 2pm Alwyn Hughes will talk about his collection of Great War memorabilia, before a detachment from the Guilsfield Singers will sing songs and Luned Corser will read poems, and rounding off the weekend will be a Choral Evensong from the Book of Common Prayer in the parish church from 6pm.

The church will be open from 10am to 6pm on both days, admission £3 adults, children £1 for a single day, or £5 adults and children £2 for both to include talks and refreshments.  

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