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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The Story of Brynmor

Submitted by Roy Davies Brynmor wiped a thin smear of dust from his mother’s photograph with his woollen cardigan sleeve.   He pushed his glasses on top of his head and held the walnut frame further away as he refocussed on the familiar figure of his young manhood. Being the woman she was, his mother had fixed…

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