Highlighting the role played by local Christian families in the Middle Ages, a set of full-size shields has been commissioned by the Knights Templar of South Wales. Each one bears the coat of arms of a knight who took part in the campaigns of that period to make access to the Holy Places possible for pilgrims. The first three shields were displayed in January at the Installation meeting of Temple Slebech Preceptory in Bridgend. Our photograph shows (left to right) E Kt Paul Sayce, E Kt John Bryant and E Kt Colin Mansueto, holding the shields of Sir William Marshal, Earl of Pembroke, Sir Philip de Braose and Richard, Lord of Abergavenny. The full set of seven large shields will be dedicated by The Great Prelate at the annual church service of the Knights of southern Wales which will take place at Margam Abbey on 22 April at 3pm. For more information please go to http://kt-msw.org. All Freemasons and their families (whether members of the Order or not) are most welcome to attend and to join us for tea and biscuits afterwards in The Abbots Kitchen.