The chapel at Merthyr Dyfan Cemetery opened on Mother's Day, so that families could light a candle in memory of loved ones.

The event saw numerous visitors attending throughout the day.

Cllr Nic Hodges, chairperson of Barry Town Council’s Halls, Cemeteries and Community Facilities Committee said: "This year marks 135 years since Merthyr Dyfan Cemetery was first opened, and the chapel provides a quiet and reflective location where people can come and light a candle in memory of a family member.

"That's true whether it's while visiting a grave at Merthyr Dyfan Cemetery, or to remember somebody who is too far away to visit on a special day.

"It's become the norm for us to open the cemetery chapel on Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and on the weekend before Christmas, so that Barry residents and visitors can come in and spend some time with their thoughts, and out of the sometimes not so great weather."

The successful event also raised £120 for the Mayor’s charities 2Wish and Mind in the Vale of Glamorgan.

He extended his gratitude to Barry Town Council and the staff for making the ceremonial opening a reality.