Open Doors Event – guided walk

As part of CADW’s Open Doors Festival the Garw Valley Heritage Society is organising the following event: Saturday 14th September – Free guided walks in and around Blaengarw focusing on the life and times of Daniel James, who wrote the much loved Calon Lan hymn. The walk is illustrated with photographs contemporary with the time…

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Tabernacle Open Doors Event

Another event for your diaries – please share! Saturday 21st September – 10-4pm Tabernacle chapel in Pontycymer will be hosting an exhibition on the social, cultural, industrial and mining history of the Garw Valley. Photographs, stories, pictures and artefacts will all be on display, and a non-stop projector showing many aspects of the last 100…

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Resurrection Cheese

About the years 1860-64, a Mr. Plowden, of Trefenty. Nr Llanfihangel, permitted a local shepherd to keep two cows on his land; the milk they gave enabled the shepherd to make some cheese which he sold on to supplement his wages.

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