Much of the information contained on this website has been drawn from the excellent guidebook to St Cynllo's written by Rev. Brian Whatmore - this lovingly written and scholarly guide is highly recommended for those who would like to learn more about the history of this beautiful Church.
Copies of the guidebook
are available at the
Marteine Kemes Arundel Lloyd was the only son of Sir Marteine Owen Mowbray Lloyd, 2nd Bart, and Katherine Helena Lloyd of Bronwydd, Henllan. His father was the only Lord Marcher in Britain, and Marteine was his sole heir.
The Battle of the Somme took place between 1 July and 18 November 1916 on both sides of the upper reaches of the River Somme in France. The battle was intended to hasten a victory for the Allies and was the largest battle of the First World War on the Western Front. More than one million men were wounded or killed, making it one of the bloodiest battles in human history and the British Empire's greatest military disaster
On July 1st 2016, the morning of the 100th anniversary of the start of the battle of the Somme on July 1st 1916, a single red poppy opened its flower on the family vault of the Lloyds of Bronwydd
The sole heir to the Bronwydd estate, Marteine Lloyd, was killed in action during the battle.
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.