Family History Fair

Talks at the Fair: 11 am    Richard Morgan – Place names of Glamorgan 12 pm   Graham Davies – the Welsh Volunteers in the International Brigade 2 pm     Jamie Baker – the 1919 Race Riots in Wales

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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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