Pontyrhyl Police Station 

By David JK Jones How many people even knew that there was such a place? Not many I suspect but I came across the Station’s Journal whilst on a visit to the Glamorgan Records Office in Cardiff. They actually have the original Police Station Log/Journal dating between the years of 1896 and 1898. The Journal…

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Betws Exhibition

Don’t forget that on Thursday, Friday and  Saturday this week May 25-27, the Garw Valley Heritage Society will be holding an exhibition at Betws Community Club (next to the garage). Stories of famous Betws and Garw people, photographs and artefacts, maps and pictures, all with relevance to the last 150 years of the area. Entrance is…

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Ffaldau Primary Produces World War 2 Film

Well done to Ffaldau Primary School Eagles Class for producing a wonderful video on World War 2 in the Garw Valley. This film was made by Year 5 and Year 6 pupils in Eagles class at Ffaldau Primary School. It was part of their ‘Blitz’ project and they made the film to show off their ICT skills. The…

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Poisoned by Wild Carrots

Poisoned by Wild Carrots Seven Garw Children Affected All the children were poisoned by eating ‘Wild Carrots’ (Daucus Carota,Queen Ann’s Lace.) which they found on the mountainside whilst playing. Four of the children, two boys and two girls belonging to Mr.William Griffiths. The elder boy partook lavishly of the roots, eating between eight or nine…

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