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We're saying 'thank-you' to the Fallen

BANK HOLIDAY Friday visitors to Mumbles, one of Wales' most popular seaside destinations, will have seen a new addition to the attractions over the weekend.

It was literally an unmissably-big Thank You and the art installation created for the Royal British Legion is part of its countdown to commemoration of the end of World War I in November.

The big Thank You was unveiled outside the Tate Modern and is on a UK tour ahead of the centenary commemorations later in the year.

Rob Stewart, Leader of Swansea Council, said the temporary installation at Knab Rock in Mumbles was very welcome.

He said: "The Royal British Legion says the Thank You is to all who served, sacrificed and changed our world during the First World War. On behalf of the city of Swansea I would like to share that sentiment."

He said: "Thousands of men and women from Swansea made a significant contribution to the British war effort 100 years ago and many of them laid down their lives for their families, their comrades and their country.

"I'm sure the many visitors who've had the chance to see the installation will have taken the opportunity to pause a moment to think about what their forebears did on their behalf."

Each 3D letter on the installation is 8ft high and the back and sides of the letters are a blank canvas where the public have the chance to write their own personal messages of thanks directly on the installation.

For further information and to find out how you can get involved in the 'Thank You' movement, please visit

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