Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

Overview

War Memorial

A small cenotaph, built of Portland stone in 1936, to commemorate seventy-nine servicemen from the town of Newbridge who lost their lives in World War I and whose names are recorded on a bronze plaque fixed to the left side of the memorial.

Later, a second plaque was added, to the right side of the memorial, recording the names of a further 37 local servicemen who died during the Second World War. Below the dates of the two wars are carved the words: 'At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them'.

The cenotaph was donated to the Museum in 1995 when a new memorial garden was opened in Newbridge town centre. It was re-dedicated on 19 October 1996 by the Archbishop of Wales. A special memorial service is held in the Museum at the cenotaph at 11am each Remembrance Day (November 11th).

[image: Newbridge War Memorial Map Plot]

Building facts:

  • Original Location: Caetwmpyn Park, Newbridge (Monmouthshire)
  • Date originally built: 1936
  • Dismantled and moved to St. Fagans: 1995
  • Date opened to the public: 1961
  • 37th building opened to the public at the Museum
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