10th July 2010
21 years ago on 5 August 1989 Helen Thomas who was then aged 22 from Newcastle Emlyn was killed while she camped with other peace campaigners who were living at one of the women’s peace camp outside former US cruise missile base at Greenham Common.
She was killed by a blow from the wing mirror of a police vehicle travelling past. Following an inquest to her death the family challenged the verdict through a judicial review in the High Court in which the judge criticised the coroner on two counts but refused to allow a fresh inquest.
On Sunday 1 August at 1.30 p.m. the occasion will marked by an event to be held in the Memorial Garden, established in 2002, which is incorporated into the commemorative site at the former base. The site features a circle of seven stones brought from quarries in Wales all set around an eternal flame sculpture.
Various people will take part including
- Dafydd Iwan.
- Meg Elis, Writer and National Eisteddfod Literature Award winner.
- Jill Evans MEP.
- Llinos Dafis.
- Dion a Catrin, Heledd a Gwenllian – pupils at Ysgol Dyffryn Teifi, Llandysul where Helen attended. While a pupil there she designed the school badge.
- Lowri Evans together with other members of Aelwyd Emlyn.
A bus will be arranged from Newcastle Emlyn area
It is envisaged that some of the people attending this year’s national Eisteddfod at Ebbw Vale will also travel to Greenham Common for the occasion.
For further details please contact the person arranging the event:–
Cen Llwyd, Unitarian Minister of Ty’r Ysgol, Talgarreg, Llandysul
01545 590295 home telephone number or 07970 596887 mobile phone number
or by e-mail on email@example.com