Chum – a short story

Chum Short Story by Roy Davies,  former Garw resident He could always smell the dogs’ pond a long way before he got to it and in the long hot stretches of summer it was always worse. “Pooh”, the groups of children walking on that side of the valley would say to each other.    “What a…

Continue Reading

An Ode To Betws

To follow our recent exhibition held in Betws, we thought readers might like to see this account made of a visitor to Betws well over 100 years ago- a poem printed in Granta Magazine in 1892. AN ODE TO BETWS  (After Eight Consecutive Days of Rain). “O! Nephele! Nymph, who reignest still. Whose canvassed charms…

Continue Reading

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…

Continue Reading