Clydach Community Come Together To Remember

Clydach Community Come Together To Remember

On Sunday 13th November, the Clydach community gathered at the War Memorial in the village to remember those who lost their lives while serving their country.

Following a service at St Mary’s Church, Clydach residents including members of Clydach Community Council paid their respects at the Memorial at the former Clydach Hospital along with representatives from Pobl Group and charity, Alabaré, who are developing housing on the site, some of which will be specifically for ex-service men and women.

Jonathan Hughes, Director of Development at Pobl, said

“I’m honored to have been able to join the community and pay my respects alongside them today. We recognise the historical and emotional connection the people of Clydach have with the War Memorial Hospital and have been keen to ensure that safe access to the War Memorial is available to the community during the construction period.”

 Clydach War Memorial Hospital was built for the community by the community to support veterans returning from the WWI.

 As part of Pobl’s new development, the War Memorial is being sensitively restored and four apartments will be provided within the historic frontage as part of Alabaré’s Wales Homes for Veterans initiative which provides homes and support to ex-Armed Forces personnel. A further ten new affordable homes will also be built to the rear.

 Joseph de Lacey, Team Leader at Alabaré’s Homes for Veterans South Wales said:

‘This is a wonderful opportunity and it is feels almost like a seamless progression for the hospital. Once again veterans will get the support that they require after their service to their Queen and Country, at the very building that was designed to help and support them in the past. It is an honor for me to be alongside this community paying their respects to fallen members of the community at this time.’