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I have written a short article on war memorial and military windows which has recently been published in Cambria Magazine (vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 26–9).

Stained glass memorial window

J.A. Nuttgens, Window celebrating the tercentenary of the founding of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 1990, Church of St Giles, Wrexham

The article provided an opportunity to join up windows from the fifteenth century up until 1990, thereby providing a broader context for the chapter on First World War memorials in Stained Glass from Welsh Churches. It was also an opportunity to reproduce a couple of fine windows at a decent size, namely the William Aikman window in Llanbedrog, and one of the Heaton, Butler and Bayne windows at Flimston in Pembrokeshire. There is also a full page illustration in the book of the window commemorating the tercentenary of the founding of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, designed by J.A. Nuttgens for the Church of St Giles, Wrexham. There are several illustrations in the book from this church, and there wasn’t room for this one in chapter 11, making J.A. Nuttgens one of the more significant omissions form the book. He also made a window not far away at Buckley, a depiction of the Good Samaritan.

This is to be the last printed issue of Cambria Magazine, which was first published in 1997.


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