Our fundraising Musical Extravaganza was a great success – a fun night was had by all, the food was great, and we raised money towards our dream of having a mural of the 1911 rail strike put up in Llanelli. We would especially like to thank the songstresses of COR CURIAD, whose singing and harmonising, were, as always, outstanding. You can go to their Facebook page on the following link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Côr-Curiad/111706692191665, or follow them on Twitter @cor_curiad
It’s not that long now until the Rail Strike Commemorations for 2014 commence, so clear your diaries for the following:
Wed 13 August – Poems & Pints – poems & music of working class struggle and resistance – 7.30pm Queen Victoria Club, Queen Victoria Rd.
Thurs 14 August 5.00pm – ‘Did World War One stop a British Revolution?’ a debate hosted by Llanelli Rural Council, Vauxhall Buildings, Vauxhall. This will be our third annual round table discussion on the history and politics of the Llanelli Uprising and the Great Unrest. This year our panel of writers and historians will be looking at how the onset of war affected the rising wave of industrial unrest that started in 1910.
On Saturday 16 August we shall be assembling at 12 noon at the railway station for our annual march through the town centre with the Cambria Marching Band, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the graves of the shot men.
THE LLANELLI 1911 RAILWAY STRIKE COMMITTEE MEETS EVERY MONDAY AT 7.30 ON THE TOP FLOOR OF THE YORK PALACE WETHERSPOONS PUB (NEAR YMCA) – A FINE ESTABLISHMENT WHERE THEY HAVE A SELECTION OF 1911 PRINTS ON THE TOP FLOOR. IF YOU’D LIKE TO HELP US PLAN THE COMMEMORATIVE EVENTS FROM 13-16 AUGUST THIS YEAR PLEASE COME ALONG FOR A DRINK & A CHAT.