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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Billy’s Bands 1940-1998

By William T Parker Copyright Applied For “Tongue it, tongue it you flamers.”  These were the first frightening words I heard on my second attempt to join the Blaengarw Silver Band,  this time at the age of eleven. It was 1943. The determined voice belonged to Bandmaster William Jenkins,  a short thickset man who resembled…

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