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One Hundred Years Ago

A shot rings out. The group of young men gathered by the garden wall stubbornly stand their ground. “Popeth yn iawn! It’s all right!” shouts one, “Blanc yw hi, bois! It’s blank, boys!” “Peidiwch a symud. Don’t move,” he confides to his friend. “Saethan nhw ddim. They won’t shoot.” Another rifle crack. “It’s all right, … Continue reading »

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Llanelli 1911 Railway Strike Centenary March 20/08/11- photos D. Kittay

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The panel at the 1911 Forum – 18 August 2011

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BBC Documentary on the Llanelli Strike

On Tuesday 16 August, BBC Wales premiered a new documentary, presented by Llanelli’s Huw Edwards, on the events of the Llanelli Strike. You can watch this on BBC iPlayer here. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

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Banner Design

Banner design Based on the original “badge” from 1911. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

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Rhaglen o Ddigwyddiadau – Programme of Events

Am gopi y rhaglen o ddigwyddiadau, cliciwch yma. For a printable programme of events, click here. For further details on most of these individual events, click on our Events page. Please note that the showing of the documentary entitled Llanelli Riots, presented by Huw Edwards, on the Llanelli Strike will not now take place at … Continue reading »

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COPPERWORKS SCHOOL TAKES A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE

Last Wednesday I was privileged to attend, with other members of the 1911 Committee, Copperworks Infant Nursery School’s musical extravaganza – A Trip Down Memory Lane – an historical journey, through the sights and sounds of Copperworks School and the local area through the years. Mrs Sherlock and her staff had obviously put hours of … Continue reading »

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NEW MUSICAL DRAMA tells the dramatic story of the 1911 strike & uprising!

                    Commemorating 100 Years 1911 Remembrance of a Riot A Musical Drama Inspired by John Edwards Lyrics & Music by                                              Dramaturge Keira Spencer and Luke Spencer             Christopher J Rees A Community Theatre Production produced by Llanelli Stage Company, with members from Llanelli Musical Players and Llanelli … Continue reading »

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THE 1911 STRIKE CENTENARY WEEK

Llanelli is rapidly approaching the centenary of the Great Railway Strike of 1911. The week from Friday 12 August to Saturday 20th August will be filled with theatre, poetry, jazz and folk, a BBC documentary with Huw Edwards, culminating in a march and rally on Saturday 20 August, assembling at 12 noon at the railway … Continue reading »

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The Great Unrest 1910-1914

What was really scaring the authorities at the time of the Llanelli Uprising of 1911 was the fact that strikes and riots weren’t just happening in Llanelli. This was the time of the ‘Great Unrest’ – one of the longest periods of sustained industrial rebellion in British history. Industrial militancy was spreading nationwide, and being … Continue reading »

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