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To mark the 70th anniversary of the Arandora Star disaster and the unveiling of the Arandora Star Memorial in Wales at Cardiff’s Metropolitan Cathedral, BBC and ITV Wales News correspondents Nick Servini and Marie Claire Ceri Jones made personal reports on the tragedy and how it affected the Italian community in Wales.

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The first Welsh national memorial to the Arandora Star tragedy will be unveiled in a ceremony in Cardiff’s Metropolitan Cathedral of St David, Charles Street, Cardiff on 2nd July, 2010. The memorial is being created by the Welsh-Italian artist, Susanna Ciccotti, from Swansea and world-famous stone carver, Ieuan Rees, from Ammanford.


Arandora Star Memorabilia gallery pictures prodived by collector John Sidoli. A South Wales commitee has been formed to come up with an action plan soon to be published, to put a significant memorial to The Arandora Star disaster here in South Wales.

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By Mario Basini Location: Liverpool, England Along with thousands of others in Italian families throughout Britain, part of my mother died beneath the cold waters of the Atlantic one grey morning in July 1940. She had arrived in Wales 16 years before, a wild-eyed peasant girl from the hamlet of Pietranera on the road north from Bardi, then in the Province of Piacenza, to Boccolo dei Tassi.