A huge numbers of Talybont-on-Usk villagers were helping to mark the 80th Anniversary of D-Day at Henderson Hall on Thursday, June 6.

The day started with members of the Royal Navy based at their outdoor centre near Talybont Reservoir, mounting a guard as the Anniversary flag was formally raised.  

The day of commemoration continued in the evening, with a 1940s themed dance, with many dressing up for the event. DJ Kingsley Ash provided the music and video backdrop to proceedings with style. 

Prizes were awarded for the best dressed male, female and children plus the best dancing couple. 

A fish and chip supper, marking the role that the trawlermen played throughout the war keeping the nation fed without rationing, was supplied by Tad Cod Brecon and enjoyed by all. 

 A raffle was held with prizes donated by local businesses, that helped to raise an amazing £1,010 for Service charities. 

The formal element of commemoration at 2115 was again led by a Naval colleagues as the words of remembrance were read and the Beacon of Peace was lit. 

 A spokesperson for Henderson Hall said: “The day was a mix of joy and solemnity as all recalled the fallen and their role in allowing us to lead the lives we enjoy today. 

“A huge thank you to all those involved in delivering this event, and those who joined our act of commemoration.”