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Marble Church, Bodelwyddan

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St Margaret’s Church in Bodelwyddan has become the first organisation in Wales to host a stirring silhouette installation to commemorate over 100 First World War casualties buried in the church grounds.

As part of the campaign There But Not There, the seated silhouettes are available for any community group in Wales to buy to commemorate those local men who fell 100 years ago. For those groups that are unable to afford the silhouettes, the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has made £2 million available in micro grants for groups to purchase 10 silhouettes each. St Margaret’s – also known as the Marble Church – is one of the pilot locations for the grant. Other groups wishing to follow suit will be able to apply between the 1st and 30th of June.

St Margaret’s has a deep-rooted connection with the war, with over 100 servicemen – including more than 80 Canadian troops – buried in its grounds.  The installation will be open to the public until November.

 

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