Landmarks light up for St John’s Day 2021

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Landmarks around Wales illuminated yellow last week, celebrating the achievements and dedication of our St John Ambulance Cymru staff and volunteers across the COVID-19 pandemic.

The show of support formed part of our annual St John’s Day celebrations, which took place virtually.

Buildings and monuments including Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff and the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth shone brightly in recognition of the exceptional work of our St John people.


War Memorial Clock, Rhayader

“We were overwhelmed by the level of support we received on St John’s Day. 

Our St John people have worked hard over an extremely challenging year to keep Welsh communities safe, so it’s great to see landmarks at the heart of those communities show their appreciation for everything they’ve done.

St John's Day is celebrated internationally by St John priories across the world and I'd like to thank every landmark, local council and individual who came together to make this year's celebrations so incredible.”

St John Ambulance Cymru, Head of Ambulance Services, James Shaughnessy

Other landmarks lighting up included the Newport Transporter Bridge, Oakwood Park in Pembrokeshire, and Redhouse Cymru in Merthyr Tydfil.


National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth


Oakwood Theme Park, Pembrokeshire


Newport Civic Centre


Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff


Swansea Town Hall


University of Wales Trinity St David


Pembrokeshire County Council


Torch Theatre, Milford Haven


St Thomas Church, Swansea

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