The Bro Beca project aimed to assist communities in Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire to uncover and interpret their history in connection with the Rebecca Riots, which took place in the mid nineteenth century.
The Bro Beca Project was established to build on the historic and living culture of ‘Rebecca’, to identify sites of historical significance as well as local tales of the Rebecca Riots and its associated characters.
The Rebecca Riots took place between 1839 and 1844 at a time of financial and social hardship. The disturbances were a protest against the expense of the toll roads and the mismanagement of the Turnpike Trusts.
The Bro Beca project began in 2002 as a joint project between PLANED (Pembrokeshire Local Action Network for Enterprise and Development) and Antur Cwm Taf Tywi (ACTT).
Bro Beca was funded by the Wales Tourist Board, European Union EAGGF Objective 1, and the RSTP Fund. For more information visit the Bro Beca website.