St David’s Church – Neath31 / 07 / 2015
St. David’s Church, Neath.
St David’s Church was thrilled to receive over £9,000 from Cadw’s Grants to War Memorial Scheme, to restore the clock, clock face and some work to the bells situated in the Vaughan Tower. The bells and the clock are a memorial to those who gave their lives for our freedom during 1914 to 1918 War. This war memorial is the most used war memorial, in a practical way, as hundreds of people daily use the clock to order their lives and hear the reassuring chime of the bells both day and night marking the hour, half hour and quarter hour.
The church of St. David is used by Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council and all civic dignitaries, the Mayors and the Royal British Legion for Remembrance service and often for concerts and events linked to the armed forces. The generous grant from the Grants to War Memorial Scheme has enabled the memory of all who died for us to shine more brightly in Neath and for us all to remember.
Commenting on the award, Canon Stephen Ryan, Rector of The Rectorial Benefice of Neath said, “We were thrilled to receive this help from Cadw enabling the refurbishment and restoration of this most prominent and well used War Memorial”