Laugharne, St Martin
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Dylan Thomas Grave
Poet Dylan Thomas, who made Laugharne his home from 1949 until his death in 1953, is buried outside St Martin's church. It took us a bit of a search to find Thomas's grave, which is not signposted in any way that we could see. The grave is in the upper churchyard, to the right of the main path to the church, where all the gravestones appear modern.
The Thomas grave stands out amid a sea of stone grave markers, for its simplicity. The grave is marked only by a wooden cross, painted white, upon which is inscribed the name of Dylan Thomas and the year of his birth and death on one side, and on the other the name and dates for his wife Caitlin, who outlived him by some 40 years. It is interesting to see that visitors to the grave have placed coins and shells on the arms of the cross.
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About Laugharne, St Martin
Address: Church Street, Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, Wales, SA33 4QP
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: on A4066
Website: Laugharne, St Martin
OS: SN301 110
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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