The ‘Lest We Forget’ exhibition, organised by Crickhowell and District Archive Centre over the Remembrance weekend, drew large numbers of visitors, including some 100 pupils from Crickhowell High School and a group of Cubs from the 1st Crickhowell and Llangattock Scouts.

The exhibition was very much a community enterprise, with contributions from local history and civic groups in the area. The large collection of exhibits told the very poignant and personal stories of the 106 servicemen from the Crickhowell area who lost their lives in the World War One conflict. Young and old alike were fascinated to read about life on the home front and to learn how the local community became home to Belgian refugees, Indian soldiers and German prisoners of war.

The exhibition was officially opened on Friday evening with a reception hosted by Dame Shân Legge-Bourke, president of the Archive Centre. Dame Shân welcomed the Archbishop of Wales, the mayor of Crickhowell, serving and retired officers of the local military and representatives of organisations, and all joined in enthusiastically with Crickhowell Choral Society in a medley of WWI songs. Information on all of the exhibits is available from the centre.