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This is the cover page of amemorandum, written in April 1944. It lists the members of the Committee and the reasons for the formation of the committee. The Memorandum has been sent to Welsh MPs and local authorities.
The Defence Committee was formed in April 1944 in response to the sale by the government of "a tract of Welsh coast to an exploiting Company" without any consultation with the local community. Originally sold to the Admiralty for a Training Camp in 1941, the land at Penychain was proposed to be sold onto Butlin to become one of his holiday camps. The Committee wanted the site to be used for the "best and highest interests of the locality, the county and of Wales with regard to natural beauty, culture and the Christian religion".
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