The Mining Explosion

Having already looked into the population of Blaengarw from the 1841-1911 censuses inclusive, I have attempted to carry out a similar approach for the other Garw mining communities. However, I have restricted my research to the population immediately before housing development, and immediately afterwards. Due to size of the project which I did not fully anticipate, I…

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The Spanish Flu

One Hundred Years ago it was the Spanish flu. 2020 will go down in history as the year of the Coronavirus, a reminder that it was 100 years ago that the last great pandemic ended, in December of 1920. That one, known as the Spanish flu, infected, it is estimated, around 500 million people, a quarter of the world’s population, and killed an estimated 50…

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Charitable Status

The Garw Valley Heritage Society is pleased to announce that it has been given charitable status as a Charity Incorporated Organisation by the Charities Commission. Grateful thanks are due to BAVO, the Bridgend Association of Voluntary Organisations, for its unstinting help and support in achieving this goal. BAVO’s Deb Evans was a constant source of advice and aid with the large amount of paperwork involved. On February 6th the old…

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