SN4514 : Commemoration stone at Llangyndeyrn

taken 4 years ago, near to Llangyndeyrn, Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin, Great Britain

Commemoration stone at Llangyndeyrn
Commemoration stone at Llangyndeyrn
This photo was taken during the week of celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the village of Llangyndeyrn's salvation from being flooded. The stone stands beside the main road outside the church hall of St Cyndeyrn's Church.

In 1960 the Swansea Water Corporation chose the section of the Gwendraeth Fach valley from Llangyndeyrn up to Porthyrhyd as their preferred (i.e. cheapest) of six possible sites to create a new reservoir.
When the inhabitants read about this in the newspaper they immediately gathered together and swore to fight the project to the bitter end. By blockading field entrances and protesting they drove the unwanted visitors away resulting in an alternative site being chosen in 1963.
This is why there is now a reservoir at Llyn Brianne SN7848 : Lynn Brianne Reservoir and dam

The centre of the plaque on the commemorative stone bears the phrase "MEWN UNDOD MAE NERTH" which translates to "Strength in Unity".

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 22 October, 2013   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 22 October, 2013
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Village, Rural settlement 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SN 4568 1404 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:48.2187N 4:14.3759W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SN 4568 1404
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