HistoryPoints News

Aug 2, 2019

A dad's expansive tribute to his son

Many people enjoy the wide and peaceful expanse of Crickhowell's Castle Recreation Grounds, but not all may realise it was given to the town in memory of a young army officer killed in the Battle of Cambrai, the first ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriC

battle fought with massed tanks. Former MP Gwilym James, who acted as military representative on the district's conscription tribunal, lost his son Christopher in 1917 and bought the grounds in 1918 with the intention of donating them to the community. A plaque near the castle ruins briefly records the circumstances, and now you can use your mobile to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes nearby to read more about the father and son. Our information on them is also available here