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Jan 31, 2024

Unknown Warrior coffin's Welsh ironwork

Master ironworker DJ Williams of Caernarfon was summoned to London on 1 November 1920. There he was told that he had just six days to make all of the handles and straps for the coffin of the Unknown Warrior, due to be buried ceremonially ...

at Westminster Abbey on 11 November. Other prestigious commissions for DJ's Brunswick Ironworks had included railings for the Houses of Parliament and the Tower of London. The company has relocated to the outskirts of Caernarfon but its previous site is preserved in the newly regenerated Cei Llechi, between the castle and Welsh Highland railway station. For more about DJ and his company, use your smartphone to scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the window in Cei Llechi through which you can view the old ironworks. Or click here