The Temple of Peace and Health was the result of a donation from Lord Davies, formerly a local MP, to erect a building to serve as administrative offices for two causes he supported - the Welsh National Memorial Association for the treatment and eradication of tuberculosis, and the Welsh National Council of the League of Nations. The building, named after these causes, was designed by Percy Thomas and built by E. Turner & Sons. It has a foundation stone, written in relief and laid in April 1937.
The building was officially opened in 23rd November 1938. The Welsh National Book of Remembrance, which contains the names of those from Wales who lost their lives in the 1914-1918 War, is kept in the Temple in the area known as the Crypt.
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