A MEMORIAL plaque has been unveiled at Cardigan Guildhall to a former caretaker and town macebearer.

The family of the late Ronnie Evans gathered in the Guildhall Courtyard to witness the unveiling by Cardigan Mayor Cllr Shan Williams.

Julian Beynon-Lewis, chief executive of Menter Aberteifi which is responsible for the running of the Guildhall, said: “You will recall that the Guildhall Clock broke down at the end of last year and we launched an appeal to repair it and also the lift.

“Around this time we lost Ronnie Evans, after a long illness, who was caretaker at the Guildhall and Market for more than 30 years. Along with his twin brother Roy, he was also a macebearer for a variety of mayors, including myself.

“A collection was made in his name following his funeral and the sums raised, together with generous donations from the people of Cardigan meant that the clock was able to be repaired.

“The Ronnie Evans Fund and other public donations raised £745.27; Dr Alan Griffiths, clock repairer from Newport, advised on the project and Wayne from M&E Pearce Ltd in Cardigan, very generously did the engineering work for free.

“Menter Aberteifi decided to recognise the contribution of Ronnie Evans and his friends and family by erecting a memorial plaque in the courtyard in his honour.

"Given his longstanding service to the town and the Town Council we felt that it would be appropriate if the plaque was unveiled by the mayor.”

Ronnie’s twin brother Roy said: “We as a family would like to thank everyone. Ronnie would be very proud.”