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.
This year our year 9 have been working with the History, Art and photography departments in Christ College Brecon and The Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh, Brecon, to learn about a key event in our local history, the Merthyr rising of 1831. They have…Read on
Christ College Brecon is, once again, supporting former pupil and father of one, Des Lally, as he takes on his next fundraising challenge; the British and Irish Peaks Five Mountains in Five Countries in Three Days (BIP553). On 28 July Des will begin his journey…Read on
Christ College Brecon pupils have been given an insight into the world of photography by award winning Spanish photographer, Alex Jaime. Alejandro Jaime Nunez was born in Malaga in 1993 and began his photography career in 2006 with a photographic trip to the Gambia with…Read on
Whilst waiting in the lunch queue, pupils were recently treated to solo musical performances by our Years 7 and 8 pupils as part of our open air ‘Open Mic’ events. The Open Mic events are being held every two weeks and will feature performances…Read on
Our Boarding Houses really got stuck into the #CaptainTom100 challenge last Friday. Captain Tom 100 celebrates the amazing achievements of Captain Tom Moore ,who raised an incredible £38.9 million for the NHS Covid-19 appeal. Launched to coincide with what would have been his 101st Birthday,…Read on