Frank Charney

 

Frank Charney's Sunday Postcard

Treasure trove of Nanty Glo events,
including WWII honor board

March 24, 2013  

I discovered that linking to the following website provided a treasure trove of memorabilia about Nanty Glo's early twentieth century history and events. Some of this history I recall vividly while growing up as a youngster in Nanty Glo during the 1930s and '40s

http://www.nantyglo.com/ntamhs/oldnews_no1.htm

By scrolling to the bottom of the page and following the links to the pages in sequence, the articles about Nanty Glo's past appear. Barbara (Lindsey) Hakanen took on this huge task in 2002 and 2003 by transcribing some of the town's historical events from old editions of the Nanty Glo Journal. Barbara is to be lauded for the huge undertaking she performed for the enjoyment of readers and researchers.

One article particularly struck me, for I always recall seeing the World War II War Honor Board for our servicemen that was mounted on the side of the Capitol Theater that all moviegoers saw when attending a movie.

http://www.nantyglo.com/ntamhs/oldnews_no46.htm

The names of the Valley's World War II servicemen from the region were listed on the board. The wartime casualties were listed on the Honor Board and highlighted. A new name was always added whenever he became a casualty. A list of the Valley's casualties appears in this page:

http://www.nantyglo.com/frm35.htm

— Frank Charney    

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