Advance notice of the IBMT commemoration and AGM weekend in Cardiff on 13-15 October 2017

Post date: 10/04/2017

Here is the provisional programme for the IBMT’s 2017 Annual General Meeting weekend:


Friday 13 October 

19:00: Unite the Union, 1 Cathedral Road, Cardiff CF11 9SD (at the junction with Cowbridge Road East): wine reception (full evening programme has yet to be finalised).


Saturday 14 October

11:00: Commemoration at the Wales International Brigade memorial, Cathays Park (behind City Hall, Cardiff CF10 3AD).

14:00: IBMT Annual General Meeting opened by Carwyn Jones, First Minster of Wales, at GMB, Garley House, 17 Newport Road, Cardiff CF24 0TB (opposite Mecure Hotel).

19:00: Social at the Temple of Peace, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3AP (two-minute walk from the Wales International Brigade memorial).


Sunday 15 October

10:30: Excursion by coach to the Big Pit National Coal Museum, Blaenavon NP4 9XP.

11:30: Commemoration at the Big Pit memorial to Welsh miners who went to Spain.

Afterwards: exhibition of mining, tours underground, two cafés where refreshments can be bought.

15:00: Leave Big Pit.

16:00: Arrive back in Cardiff.


As the capital city of Wales, Cardiff hosts many events and attracts many visitors. We advise you to book accommodation as early as possible. All the venues for the commemoration weekend are in the city centre and are within easy walking distance of most hotels. Some small hotels and B&Bs are located in and around Cathedral Road. For further information contact Mary Greening (mobile: 07772 620279).



Posted on 10 April 2017.

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