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Brief description of site

The war memorial, listed Grade II, features the names of the fallen carved on a pillar, topped by a Celtic cross. The inscription on the base indicates that Robert B. Byass and Co. erected the memorial to commemorate their employees who gave their lives in World War 1. The site also contains a bandstand.

Brief history of site

Vivian Memorial Park is shown on the 4th edition Ordnance Survey map of 1939.

Location information:

Address: Aberavon, Port Talbot, SA12 6RT

Locality: Port Talbot

Local Authorities:

Neath Port Talbot; Aberavon

Historical County: Glamorgan

OS Landranger Map Sheet Number: 170 Grid Ref: SS750900
Latitude: 51.5949 Longitude: -3.80598

Key information:

Form of site: public park

Purpose of site: urban park

Context or principal building: parks, gardens and urban spaces

Site first created: 1918 to 1939

Main period of development: Early 20th century

Survival: Extant

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