Remembrance Day

A minute's silence was observed at Jenner Park on Saturday 1st November 2014, as the footballers of Barry and Chepstow Town paid their respects to the casualties of the Great War.

Joined by representatives of the Royal British Legion, home captain James Saddler and secretary David Cole laid a wreath at the centre circle ahead of kick-off, on what was the club's second annual Armistice Memorial Day.

With 2014 marking a century since the start of the conflict, the Town also honoured one of its own, with the induction of former player Major James Wightman into its Hall of Fame.

Wightman, the team's original captain, was a mere 25 years old when he was shot by a German sniper at the Somme, passing away several days later.

Barry's first Armistice Memorial Day was held in November 2013 when the club entertained Undy Athletic in the Welsh Cup.

With a minute's silence in remembrance spotlessly observed by the Jenner Park crowd, a total of over £130 was raised for the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal; by way of programme sales and a collection held during the match.


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