German Prisoners of War Signed Address

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Reference WMO271371

Address:

St Mary's Nolton Church

Merthyrmawr Road North

Bridgend

CF31 3NH

Wales

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Roll of Honour or Book of Remembrance
Materials:
  • Glass Glass
  • Paper Paper
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Painted
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Address on paper in a glazed wooden frame by German PoWs interned locally until 1947.
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This is a copy of an illuminated address given to the/Rector George T. Gravell by the prisoners of war/at Island Farm Prisoners of War Camp, Bridgend before/their repatriation to Germany in 1947. [Left Hand Panel]- To/The Choir of/St Mary's Church/Bridgend/In Christian Communion/we beg to thank sincerely and/from our hearts the Rector/of Coity with Nolton, Bridgend/and his choir for the elevat/ing recital of the Crucifixion/which deeply touched our hearts/We feel with a special grat/itude that the two last lines/at the end of the last hymn/-till at last her sons are/gathered one in love and/one in Thee./in such a wonderful way gave/expression to what the choirs/coming to our camp mention/a deeper sense, this choir con/sisting of people old and/young singing so beauty/fully and with such a wonder/ful enthusiasm this grand work/of a great composer dealing/with the last hours of our Lord/by whose prayer our hearts were/bound together./May God bless the congregation/of St Mary's Church and its choir/furthermore. [Right Hand Panel]- [signatures of the Prisoners of War] [Across the base]-Easter 1947/Visitors are requested not to take photograph [sic]

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