Great War Memorial
Type War Memorial
Taken from Cadw listing: 'Tall Portland stone niche with moulded arched capping, tapering sides and stepped plinth with flanking pedestals.'
To sides of central figure depicting St Tydfil are standing figures of a miner and female carrying a child.
Inscription on bronze base of central figure: MEWN ANGOF NI CHANT FOD
Incised on front of stone pedestal: TO THE GLORY OF GOD / TO THE MEN / AND WOMEN OF MERTHYR TYDFIL / WHO DIED AND SUFFERED / IN THE GREAT WAR / 1914 - 1918 / AND / 1939 - 1945
Related works : A 'new' memorial was erected in Merthyr in 1986, situated outside the law courts. The reason given was that the steep location of the existing memorial caused problems for ex-servicemen attending Remembrance Services.
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