The standing stones with ceramic inserts by the Eisteddfod ring of stones in Swan Meadows that ilustrate some of the history of Lady and Lord Llanover. Lady Llanover was a prime mover in re-establishing the Eisteddfod tradition. The stones were carved by Jane Turner www.stonemasonandcarver.co.uk
The Abergavenny Local History Society, together with local schools and two artists, Ned Haywood and Jane Turner, has put up "children's" plaques to illustrate the history of some of the important sites in Abergavenny.
At a suitable height for children and wheelchairs, they have a raised surface to help people with impaired vision understand the illustrations.
An illustrated leaflet describing a walk connecting the sites, "Tales & Trails for Families", published by Abergavenny Local History Society and the Abergavenny & District Tourist Association, is available from Abergavenny Tourist Information Centre and other outlets. The Welsh version, "Strydoedd a Straeon i Deuleodd" is out of print at present. As some more plaques will added shortly, we will republish the leaflets to include the new ceramic plaques. They have has been made available with a grant from the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority. A quiz sheet suitable for children of around 10 years, or younger with help from parents, can be completed and a badge featuring one of the plaques is given on return to the Tourist Information Centre.
The Abergavenny Local History Society has put up 23 Blue Plaques at a higher level, marking historical buildings in Abergavenny.
A few of these are also marked by the ceramic and stone plaques. The first group of blue plaques had become rather weathered and have been refurbished by the society.
A walk around some of the Blue Plaques, together with a little extra explanation,is now available on the walks page and can be downloaded as a pdf here: Blue Plaque Walk
World War Two Commemorative Plaques
Two new plaques have been commissioned to commemorate the evacuees who came to Abergavenny during WW2. One is at the Abergavenny Community Centre (previously Park Street School) where a whole school from Birmingham (and its teachers) were housed. The other will be put up at the Old Station Surgery (Brecon Road Station) where many of them arrived before walking to the Town Hall to be allocated their billets.
Abergavenny Local History Society
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