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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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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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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