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    Default Sand art on Normandy beach.

    Sand art on Normandy beach.

    Lest we Forget.

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    From last year I believe:

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    This is happening on beaches around the U.K. as part of the armistice 100 years rememberence ceremony.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45760981
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    I have ensured that our local beach in
    Barry will take part weather permitting.

    We have had many different designs every
    day thus far this week.

    Keith.

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    The finished piece by local Sand Artist @DinEvans of Capt. William George Williams on Whitmore Bay Beach, Barry today.
    Captain Williams was part of the 17th Btn, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Llandudno and died on the 29th August 1917.

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    Archie Jewell was a merchant seaman who had survived the Titanic, and possibly the sinking of Britannic along with fellow Titanic veterans John Priest and Violet Jessop, but lost his life onboard SS Donegal, which had formally been a passenger steamship but was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted for use as a hospital ship used to ferry wounded soldiers back to England from France.

    On 17th April 1917 Donegal was torpedoed by a German submarine without warning 19 miles south of the Dean Light Vessel in the English Channel. Archie lost his life aged 28 along with 10 other crew members and 29 of the wounded soldiers.

    His portrait was etched into the sand in Perranporth, Cornwall, as part of the nationwide project which was created by Director Danny Boyle as part of his ‘Pages of the sea’, which had beaches all across the country etch portraits of the fallen into the sand to remember lives lost during WW1.

    Archie Jewell is mentioned on the Tower Hill Memorial in the gardens of Trinity Square, London which commemorates those Merchant Navy men with no known grave. He is also mentioned on the war memorial at Shalder Hill in his home town of Bude, North Cornwall.

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    The family and I went to view this yesterday Keith, it was really sunny with light winds and made for a wonderful afternoon. my grand daughter did an etching of a fallen soldier.
    Last edited by Ken Norton; 12th November 2018 at 02:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith at Tregenna View Post
    The finished piece by local Sand Artist @DinEvans of Capt. William George Williams on Whitmore Bay Beach, Barry today.
    Captain Williams was part of the 17th Btn, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Llandudno and died on the 29th August 1917.

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    Today at Barry War Museum, Gareth "Din" Evans, our sand-artist, was presented with a framed photograph of his artwork to commemorate the occasion and as a token of our gratitude.

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