Brecon Museum and Library Redevelopment
Powys County Council have been awarded £2.5 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the redevelopment of the museum and art gallery, which will include a new library. The latest plans for the redevelopment, now called the Brecon Cultural Hub, will include a community space, café and shop, and can be viewed here. The plans include the restoration of the original Assize Court and underground cells as a visitor attraction. The information on the Powys website is not up to date. The opening of this new facility was to have been in late 2018 but it it is now scheduled for 5th December 2019 under the name of "Y Gaer".
Brecon Remembers World War I - The Men who Died
In the WWI Special Edition of the Old Boys’ newsletter in 2014 we included brief summaries of the Old Boys who had died in World War I. These were provided by Steve Morris who was a member of a team engaged in the task of writing a book with the above title. The task was undertaken by the Family History Group of the Brecon U3A. The book, which includes details of all the Brecon men who fell in World War I, was launched on 6th December 2016 in Brecon, and can be read on-line or downloaded from the website www.breconremembers.co.uk. This would be an excellent resource for anyone researching their ancestors who died in WWI.
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