The Wales Memorial in Flanders Campaign (Registered Charity 1151256) was set up to correct this. Land has been given by the Belgian town of Langemark, fittingly just where the Welsh Division fought so bravely in the Third Battle of Ypres in 1917. This site will be landscaped, and a cromlech surmounted by a Welsh dragon will be erected there. The campaign has raised over £60,000 from individuals and groups so far, but it still needs around £30,000 to meet its target of unveiling the memorial in August 2014.
The campaign is supported by the Welsh and United Kingdom Governments, and by prominent representatives of Welsh civic, legal, sporting and political life. One of the campaign’s distinguished supporters is Field Marshal the Lord Guthrie of Craigiebank GCB LVO OBE DL, formerly of the Welsh Guards.
On January 31st, Lord Guthrie was the guest speaker at a dinner at Christ College in aid of the charity, which was held in the school’s Dining Hall by kind permission of the Head, Mrs Emma Taylor.
The aim of the evening was to raise awareness and funds so that the brave men and women of Wales who took part in the Great War are given the honour they deserve 100 years after the outbreak of that war.
There was plenty of talent on display at today’s Eisteddfod. The event opened with ‘Hen Wlad fy Nhadau’ where all pupils stood and listened intently. The recitation team winners each performed their English and Welsh pieces whilst musicians Helisent, Shan Shan ,Izzy and Freya all…Read on
Christ College Music Department are proud to present a collection of performances and recollections from an illustrious group of Old Breconians for whom music has played a significant part in their lives. Many have gone on to have careers in the music industry as performers,…Read on
We were delighted to have William Osbourne, a professional animator, running a digital workshop with our Year 9 this week. The pupils got an insight into stop motion techniques as well as an opportunity to see some of William’s work . They were also able…Read on
Our Junior pupils took a step back in time yesterday for a ‘World War II’ day. Pupils and staff dressed in 1940’s costumes and took part in a day of nostalgic activities. The day started with the unmistakeble sound of air raid sirens to signal…Read on
Christ College Celebrates World Book Day With Mystery Readers AHEAD of World Book Day, Christ College Brecon is launching a host of activities to engage pupils with their reading, including ‘The Masked Reader’ and a guest reading from children’s author, Robin Stevens. Drawing inspiration from…Read on