New facility named as Glamorgan Wartime Heritage Centre
4:50pm Sunday 14th October 2012 in News
THE Glamorgan Wartime Heritage Centre has been chosen as the name for the Barry at War-run facility located at the Barry Tourist Railway Station, Barry Island.
Group chairman, Ade Pitman said: "Although our group name suggests that we are only interested in the history of Barry town, our research actually spans the entire length of South Wales.
"Popular with people on our Facebook page, the name Glamorgan Wartime Heritage Centre helps to portray the inclusive nature of the facility.
"Not only will it be used to gather and share the wartime memories of local people, but it will also signpost heritage tourists and interested people, to the region's other military history locations such as the many rare Second World War bunkers dotted along the Glamorgan coastline, the Island Farm prisoner of war camp near Bridgend, Llandow Airfield and other museums.
"Ultimately we aim to create a facility that can provide support to the many groups and individuals who have an interest in this area of history, and one that will provide an easily accessible learning facility for local schools."
He added: "Following the success of this summer's Wartime Weekend, planning has already begun for next year's event, and the Heritage Centre will be a key part."
The Glamorgan Wartime Heritage Centre will be holding an open day on Sunday, November 4, at the Barry Tourist Railway Station, Barry Island.
The event will feature a military bazaar, radio-controlled tanks, lectures and displays. Admission is free, and doors open at 10am.
Visit the Barry at War website at www.barryatwar.info for more information.