A Blue Plaque commemorating an event which took place exactly one hundred and sixty-six years ago almost to the day was unveiled on Saturday, 29th June, 2019.
Lyn John, chairman of Llanelli Community Heritage, said that the daughters of Rebecca assembled on the night of 28th June, 1843 and destroyed the toll gate which stood on the bridge at the entrance to the village of Llangennech, and also partially destroyed the toll house itself. (Ref: Rebecca and Llangennech)
The plaque was sponsored by the children of the owner of the The Bridge public house, Jonathan Norbury who also supplied teas and coffees to the invited guests.
The event was well attended by members and local Llangennech people, including County Councillors Gary Jones and Gwyneth Thomas who both spoke of the importance of recording significant historical events.
The film and television actor with local roots, star of ITV’s Mr Selfridge, Trystan Gravelle and Ultimate Fighting Champion, Brett Johns, jointly unveiled the plaque.
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