The War Graves of Ystradgynlais

Memorials of St David's Church Ystalyfera

Saint David's Church, Ystalyfera, saw erected in 1926 two stained glass windows as memorials to the fallen members of the church. A memorial stone was placed in the wall beneath the windows.

St David's also contains a memorial to the scouts of the Ystalyfera troop who had fallen in the war.

The memorial stone

To The Glory of God
This window is dedicated to the memory of the members of
the church in this parish who fell in the Great War 1914-1918
Erected Easter 1926

Below are the stained glass windows of the memorial in St. David's, Ystalyfera, one on the left and one on the right, situated above the memorial stone.

From 'St. David's Church Ystalyfera 1891-1991 THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS' by Gareth Williams, BA :-

" In 1926 the Archdeacon of Gower the Ven. Harold Williams dedicated a stained glass window in memory of those members of the church who had fallen in the 1914 - 1918 war. It was unveiled by John Scott Hopkin the church organist one of the oldest ex-servicemen. The Archdeacon spoke on the serious character of Good Friday."


From the Labour Voice newspaper, Saturday 10th April 1926:-

The stained glass window, which was dedicated to those who fell in the Great War from the parish and which was unveiled on Wednesday last at St David's Church shows the life size figures of St Matthew, Mark Luke and John with their respective symbols underneath. The window was unveiled by Mr J R Scott Hopkin organist and ex-serviceman, who was one of the oldest ex servicemen in the Church and dedicated by the Arch Deacon of Gower, Rev Harold Williams Oystermouth.



 


 

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