AJIT SINGH – Bridgend Murderer

By: David JK Jones Ajit Singh lived in post war Bridgend and the tall, 27 year old, bearded, Sikh who wore the traditional turban was a familiar sight around the town. It is not clear why he came to Bridgend but we know that he arrived in Britain in 1949 and worked as a painter….

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Llewellyn Jones: N.H.S.

Llewellyn Jones was not originally from the Garw Valley he was actually born in Llantwit Fadre in 1868. His parents Elias and Mary moved to Pontycymmer when he was 12 years old. Elias Jones was following his trade as a coal miner/shaft sinker and this was the period of the Garw’s history when coal mining…

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Summer Newsletter

We have distributed our most recent newsletter throughout the valley. You can find it in libraries and other public buildings in our local area, or you can read it and download it below. We hope you enjoy reading this Summer issue.  

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The Garw In Pictures – Event

The Garw Valley Heritage Society presents “The Garw in Pictures”, 23rd June at Blaengarw Rugby Club. Screened projections and static displays. Enjoy a walk down memory lane or see how your grandparents lived. 

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Isaac

By Roy Davies There was a quietness that sat in the streets of the valley in those days. We would squat on the kerb of the main street in the hot Summer days poking pieces of stick into the hot melting tar between the chippings and making patterns in the soft, rubbery surface with our…

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