A Temporary Madness. Bettws, 1911.

While returning his sweetheart home, a miner in the Garw Valley, Glamorgan, was suddenly seized with a fit of madness, and pulling out a revolver fired twice at his fiance and then turned the weapon on himself with fatal consequences. The deceased was Leonard Penton Beavis, 31. of Pandy. Bettws, and for nearly seven years…

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Taking Care

The following instructions were found within a book of carbon copy business letters dated between 4thJune 1914 and 9thJune 1914. “Duties expected to be performed by the Caretaker of Tylagwyn Baptist Church” To unlock gate and doors for all services 10 minutes on week days and 15 minutes on       Sunday before published time of…

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Forthcoming Exhibition

The Garw Valley Heritage Society will be hosting an exhibition in the Blaengarw Rugby Club, known as the Halfway, on Saturday October 20th. On display will be pictures, stories and artefacts showing Garw life over the last  150 years, and a screened non-stop projection of slides and old photographs. As it is close to the anniversary of…

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Consultation finds support for Heritage Centre proposals

A partnership project between the Garw Valley Railway and the Garw Heritage Society to establish a Heritage Centre in the Garw Valley has received strong support consultants have concluded. Gareth Kiddie of community regeneration specialists GKA said, ‘We were really pleased with the response to the survey and we’d like to thank all those people…

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