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Friday, May 8, 2020

Castle is lit up to salute frontline workers

Castell Dinas Bran was lit up in blue last night as a salute to NHS and other frontline staff.

The illumination, which could be seen for miles around, was arranged by Scott Cooper at ASG Entertainments and Chris Davies of Eastwood Media helped by Llangollen's Karen Edwards.

The previous evening there had been a similar lit-up message of thanks to the NHS, this time in red, on a nearby section of the Panorama overlooking the town.

ASG posted on Facebook: "Supporting one another in a time of crisis 🌈

"We wanted to do something special here at ASG to show our appreciation & our thanks to all the amazing NHS staff & key-workers who are keeping the country going during this pandemic. 

"So with the support of Denbighshire County Council, North Wales Police, Eastwood Media & the help of some amazing people we have been able to work together to light up the Panorama & surrounding areas in Llangollen whilst adhering to social distancing (with the final monument being lit up this evening)."

Eastwood Media posted: "PLEASE NOTE: this was completely voluntary by all the parties involved & organised by ASG. It was not a scheduled or advertised event due to social distancing guidelines."

* A giant Chinook helicooter overflies the town around 8pm.
At the same time as last night's weekly Clap for Carers a large Chinook helicopter flew low over the town, which many saw as tribute to NHS and key workers from the armed forces who have been working hard in the fight against Covid-19. 

Pictures of the unexpected flyover were posted on Facebook soon after by Adrian Hyde.

Meanwhile, County Councillor Graham Timms sent in this picture of the electronic message on the road sign near Llantysilio and the Horseshoe Falls specially adapted to say thank you to the NHS (see below). 

He said: "The electronic signs in the town, Llantysilio and Llandegla have been changed to display this message from 7.30-8.30 on Thursday evenings." 

Elsewhere in north Wales the iconic Rainbow Bridge on the A55 has been lit up to say thank you to the NHS, social care and other key workers.
This well-known landmark lived up to its name when it was bathed in rainbow colours alongside a thank you message projected onto the nearby cliffside. 

This one-off tribute to staff from the health and care sectors and other key workers who are working tirelessly during the Covid-19 pandemic, was arranged by the North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agent.

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