Memorial Gates

The Memorial Gates are sited at the entrance to the village's Memorial Ground to commemorate the war dead. They are the place where Remembrance day is marked each year.

The Memorial Gates were originally built from contributions raised by the Hafodyrynys Miners' Association to commemorate those who died in the First World War.

The gates were mistakingly removed by the old Islwyn council and the Community Association were determined to have them back. Removal had caused damage to the gates and a complete refurbishment was necessary.

Thanks for this go to Gwent Mechanical Handling Ltd. and the Directors Mr. Alf Creed and Mr. Idris MacCarthy and for the craftmanship of Mr Geoffrey Hole. Thanks are also due to the artistic paintwork of our own Andrew Lewis and Dave Webb.

The refurbished gates were re-dedicated on Sunday 30th June 1996