THE great and the good and the Royal from Llanelli’s rich rugby history were at the site of the former Stradey Park today, Saturday (Mar 11) for the official unveiling of a stone commemorating the history of Llanelli RFC (The Scarlets). The large quarry stone was donated by Phil Bowen and the enclosed site was the culmination of collaborative work between Taylor Wimpey Homes and representatives of the former players including Terry Davies and Doug Williams.
Attending the event was Derek Quinnell, Delme Thomas, Phil Bennett and Roy Bergiers. The ceremony began at around 11 am with Cor Meibion Llanelli leading the crowd in singing Welsh songs including Sosban Fach. Radio presenter Roy Noble was also at the event as was Peter Rees, now 92 and one of the oldest surviving Welsh Internationals.
Llanelli Online was at the event making a short film. We spoke to a number of former players and representatives of Taylor Wimpey. The film will be uploaded on the site shortly.
Man of the hour on the day Llanelli beat the All Blacks 9-3 Delme Thomas said he had mixed emotions being at the site of the world famous ground. Look out for the full report and all the photos on Llanelli Online.