A Remembrance Concert was held at the Community Centre, Friday November 4th, 2022, and featured all Briton Ferry artists. Veterans REORG at Vernon Place Community Hub partnered with Briton Ferry Town Council to make the event happen. This was the first Remembrance Concert held at the hall since 2018.
In attendance were, H.M. Lord Lieutenant of West Glamorgan Mrs Roberta Louise Fleet JP, Veterans REORG, Neath, and District Sea Cadets, South Wales Police & Mid and West Wales Fire Service.
Stephen Kinnock MP, David Rees SM & The Mayor of NPTBC Robert Wood and Mayoress Sylvia John alongside Briton Ferry Town Councillors and members of Briton Ferry community enjoyed a memorable evening of entertainment.
Veteran Steve Dawkins compered the show which was started in true style with Briton Ferry Silver Band followed by Commonwealth Games Silver medallist Mark Adams who sung popular songs from the Rat Pack.
A very moving story was told on behalf of the family of the late Albert Edwards a Briton Ferry WW2 veteran who was captured twice and escaped. Albert’s elder brothers Ned & Tommy were both lost at sea and are commemorated at Briton Ferry Cenotaph.
Young singer Scarlett Bree Davies sung beautifully as did Briton Ferry Musical Theatre who sung a medley of popular war songs. Neath & District Sea Cadets then read several letters that the cadets had written themselves depicting what it was like in the trenches during the war. Llansawel Oddballs Choir sang a medley of Tom Jones songs amongst others and the audience joined in; it was a wonderful atmosphere enjoyed by everyone who attended. Steve Dawkins read a poem and there was 2 minutes silence with the Last Post and the National Anthem Played.
We Will Remember Them
Thank you to John Clifford and Ross Jones who did a superb job providing the sound and ensured everything run smoothly for the artists.
Thank you to Ally Davies who provided the Bar Licence and Bar for the evening and did an excellent job.