A project to replace St Dogmaels war memorial has won £10k backing from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Led by Hanes Llandoch and local volunteers the project will replace the memorial accidentally destroyed by a lorry in 1966.

The project will enable the memorial to become a focal point in the village and draw the attention of the young people and remind all of the sacrifice made by all those with village connections in the World Wars.

A number of events will be taking place to support the project including the recording of names, collection of photographs and visits to record local burials of those brought home for burial, producing an archive giving details of residence, parentage and other relevant information, exhibitions, production of a film and involving local school children in a number of activities. Finally, a community event will be organised to mark the restoration and the unveiling of the memorial.

Commenting on the award the Planning Group members expressed their delight at receiving this grant and are extremely grateful to the Heritage Lottery for their support. Together with this £10,000 the group have raised £5000 from numerous events and donations towards their target.